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, January 18, 1875. January 18, 1875. The Power of Attorney document is in regard to Louisville, Kentucky resident renting a Texas fort. The document, dated January 18, 1875 reads in part, "I, D.M Dowell of the City of Louisville in the state of Kentucky have made constituted and appointed ... and appoint G.A Kirkland of the county of Shackelford in the State of Texas... hereby in the premises, to rent or leave on such terms and conditions as to him may seem proper a certain track of land, or any portion thereof, with the here onto thereon situated in Shackelford and State of Texas... further to receive all monies arising from the rent of said premises from any person or persons due and owing the same and to receipt for the same for me and in my name giving and granting to my said attorney full power and authority to do and perform every act and thing... necessary to be done in and about the premise... Without charge to the United States and the party of the second part guarantees to the party of the first part right of way and free access to the Springs on the south bank of the Clear Park of the Brazos River embraced in said Survey No. 478, together with the privileges of using and hauling away water there from to have and to hold the tract of land above described with the . . . thereof, so long as the said tract of land may be required by the United States, not however to exceed a period of one (1) year from the date above written. The United States reserves the right to quit, relinquish and give up the said premises within the one year mentioned above by giving to the party of the second part one months notice, and it is expressly stipulated and agreed upon that party of the first part shall have the right title to and privilege of moving, bargaining away or otherwise disposing of any or all buildings, or other improvements already made . . . hereby confirming all that my said attorney may or shall lawfully do or cause to be done by virtues hereof... I Peter I. Clark clerk of the district court... do hereby certify that the above and forgiving attached power of attorney together with this certificate of authentication was filed in my office for record... and was duly and correctly recorded of the records of deeds of trust... lease to the United States of America all that track piece and parcel of land, lying and being in the county of Shackelford... the party of the first part hereby consent and agree to pay to the party of the second part at the office of the chief quartermaster of the department of Texas at San Antonio, Texas... at the yearly sum of $100... the payment to be made monthly... " The Brazos River is now a main source of water to Texas homes. Prior to the Civil War, the Brazos River was important to navigation.
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