Apr 15, 2021 - Sale 2564

Sale 2564 - Lot 339

Price Realized: $ 688
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 700 - $ 1,000
(WEST--TEXAS.) Grant to an American settler on the empresario lands of Lorenzo de Zavala. Manuscript document signed by 4 officials. 4 pages, 12 x 8 1/4 inches, on one folding sheet of sealed Coahuila y Tejas paper; folds, minor dampstaining and wear. Nacogdoches, TX, 19 March 1835

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This document grants land from the empresario grant controlled by former Mexican official Lorenzo de Zavala, who was soon to become one of the leading figures of the Texan fight for independence. The land was granted to Anthony Harris of Louisiana (see Character Certificates in the General Land Office of Texas, page 83), who settled in Cow Bayou in Jefferson (now Liberty) County. This copy was made for Harris from the original filed at the archive. It was signed by land commissioner Jorge Antonio Nixon and two witnesses in March 1835. After Texan independence, it was presented to be signed by the land recorder of Jefferson County, Claiborne West (who also signed the Texan Declaration of Independence).