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[Republic of Texas]
CERTIFYING W.L. HENING'S RIGHTS TO 1280 ACRES OF LAND IN SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY, REPUBLIC OF TEXAS, 1838.
Single sheet, 17 x 21 cm. Old fold lines and wear at margins, a few small holes affecting a word or two. Partly printed document, completed in manuscript: "No. [722] Class 2. Republic of Texas, County of San Augustine. This is to certify that [W.L. Hening] has appeared before us, the Board of Land Commissioners for the County of San Augustine, and proved according to law, that [he] arrived in this Republic subsequent to the Declaration of Independence [and previous to October 1837] and that [he] is a man [of family and] is entitled to [Twelve Hundred and Eighty acres] of Land to be surveyed after the first day of August, 1838." Signed June 25, 1838, by Chichester Chaplin, President, John C. Brooke, and Nath'l. Hunt, Associate Commissioners. On the verso of the document, is a manuscript deed of sale from Washington L. Hening to E.W. Cullen "in fee simple the within certificate for 1280 acres of land," for the sum of $500, Republic of Texas, San Augustine County, [no date]. The Republic of Texas declared itself to be an independent, sovereign state on March 2, 1836. The convention which established the Republic also required their male citizens ages 17 to 50 to serve in the military, offering land bounties of 320 to 1280 acres as incentives. San Augustine County, established that same year, was among the first counties created by the Texas Republic. The town of San Augustine became the county seat in 1837, and incorporated in June of that year. Chichester Chaplin (1800-1874) and Nathaniel Hunt (1783-1849) both served as members of the San Augustine County Board of Land Commis … [Click Below for Full Description]
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