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    Town of Bolivar Stock Certificate. One page, 6.5" x 4", December 3, 1838, number 44. "Certificate of Stock in the Town of Bolivar" certifying "A. Wynns & Wm. Lawrence" as holders of one share, "being the one thousandth part of the Stock of said Town, which is situated on Point Bolivar on Galveston Bay." Printed by "Telegraph Press."

    Archibald Wynns was a one-time congressman and lawyer who, along with his partner, William Lawrence, is said to have purchased 960 acres of land from surveyor Samuel D. Parr on Point Bolivar and founded a town called Ismail or Ishmael. Lightly toned, else fine.


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