VERMONT TEXAS LAND COMPANY. No. [389]. ONE SHARE ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS. [caption title]. Texas.
VERMONT TEXAS LAND COMPANY. No. [389]. ONE SHARE ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS. [caption title]

VERMONT TEXAS LAND COMPANY. No. [389]. ONE SHARE ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS. [caption title]

Bethel [VT]: Jan. 9, 1837. Single sheet, 20 x 19 cm. Partly printed, completed in manuscript. Unevenly trimmed along top edge, some chipping at right margin, old fold lines and occasional spotting. This share No. 389 is made out to Silas Tupper, of Barnard, in Windsor County, Vermont. Tupper, as proprietor of the share, was "entitled to his proportionable interest in the real and personal estate which may be purchased by said Company...." The Vermont Texas Land Company was formed in September 1836, six months after Texas declared its independence from Mexico. The certificate was signed at Bethel on the ninth of January 1837, by N. Williams, George Lyman, and Julius Converse, Trustees. Endorsed by Tupper on the verso, transferring his rights to the share to Philo Hatch in 1843. Not in Streeter's Texas. Item #66624

The declaration of Texas independence sparked an interest in land speculation there. Although we have been unable to find any specific information about this company, at least one of the trustees was well known in Vermont. Julius Converse practiced law in Bethel, Vermont from 1826-1840, represented the town in the Vermont House and, in 1836, was elected to the state senate. He was later elected Governor of the state in 1872. [see: "Lamb's Biographical Dictionary of the United States," (J.H. Lamb Co.: 1900)]. George Lyman was a Justice of the Peace in Windsor County in the 1840s, and N. Williams is most likely Norman Williams (1791-1868), a Vermont attorney, and later Vermont's Secretary of State [see: "History of Windsor County, Vermont," edited by Lewis Cass Aldrich & Frank R. Holmes (Syracuse, NY: 1891)].

One listing on OCLC: Yale.

Price: $1,250.00

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