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    Trespalacios Certificate of Title, one page, 10.5" x 8". London, December 31, 1845, and registered March the 16th, 1846, at the General Texan Consulate. Engraved within ornate border: "Title of Property/of the/Building Lot/No.__ in the Block CC./in the/City and Port of Trespalacios,/Texas" for £50. Begins: "Be it known that ____ is entitled to the Building Town Lot, No.__ in the Square Block CC, in the City and Port of Trespalacios, Texas; this Title being transferable by endorsement on the back hereof. The holder of this Title must, within five years from this date, build or enclose this (his or her) Lot, according to the prescription of the regulations of the Town" or it may be done by the town at the owner's expense. A plan showing 32 numbered lots is at the upper right. It is possible that, following Texas statehood on December 29, 1845, the plan was discarded because, to date, while examples of this certificate have been found for various blocks, none are filled out. Streeter 1514 "Map of the City of Trespalacios on Trespalacios Bay, Texas," lithographed by E. Jones, New York, shows the "Plat of the city. Inset of untitled map of the coast of Texas from Matagorda Bay to Aransas Bay." Lightly browned at three edges. Fine condition. From the collection of Darrel Brown.

    Reference: Streeter 1514

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