Lot 239: Soldier and signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence (1801-1861). Manuscript DS in Spanish, signed "E. O. LeGrand," three pages on two adjoining sheets, 8.5 x 12.25, June 22, 1835. Court document, in part (translated): "Personally appeared present in my court the citizen Susana Morton and Wade Morton her son whom I give faith I know and the first I say that using the right that is given to her by the article thirty and six...grants and gives in real and public sale for...the second half space of land of a space that was granted by the Special Commissioned Gentleman of the Management of His Excellency Lorenzo de Zavala...that I give faith having seen on the attested proceeding that was presented the said space of land is situated about seven miles to the west of the Village of Santa Anna...said space will be divided in two equal parts, and then the buyer will select the part that will be most convenient, as the seller has confessed of having received for said space of land from the stated buyer the sum of 499 pesos of those paid to her entire satisfaction, by the stated Wade Morton." In very good condition, with partial separations to intersecting folds, scattered foxing, and toning. Provenance: The Robert Davis Collection.
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