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    Mirabeau B. Lamar Signed $10 Engraved Republic of Texas Note No. 2304, as President of the Republic of Texas, January 24, 1839. Ornately engraved with steamship at left and allegorical representation of Industry (lady seated). Triangular clip and "x" cancel. Browned, lightly stained, and worn. These types of notes were the first engraved notes issued by the Republic of Texas (January 1, 1838 to February 1839). In Mirabeau B. Lamar's administration, a new type of paper money was issued by an act of January 19, 1839. It provided for promissory notes payable to bearer and without interest. Medlar (Houston, Government of Texas Notes #60).

    Lamar came to Texas in 1835 intending to write a history of Texas, and within the year he was a hero of San Jacinto and Vice President of the Republic (1838-1841). He never wrote that history, but he has left us the invaluable remains of his indefatigable research. Courtesy of Simpson Galleries, Houston. Consigned Lot. The high bid placed by via mail, fax, the Internet or telephone will be entered as the opening bid for the lot during the live portion of the silent auction.


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    Auction Dates
    March, 2006
    4th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
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