Item #67354 CERTIFYING ANDREW REULONG'S RIGHTS TO ONE LEAGUE AND ONE LABOR OF LAND IN THE COUNTY OF JASPER, REPUBLIC OF TEXAS, 1839. Republic of Texas.

CERTIFYING ANDREW REULONG'S RIGHTS TO ONE LEAGUE AND ONE LABOR OF LAND IN THE COUNTY OF JASPER, REPUBLIC OF TEXAS, 1839

Single sheet of pink paper, 25 x 19 cm. Stamp of a small five pointed star at upper center of page. Old fold lines, short splits along one fold, else very good. A partly printed document, completed in manuscript: "The Republic of Texas, County of Jasper, No. [355]. This is to certify that [Andrew Reulong] has appeared before the Board of Land Commissioners for the County of Jasper and proved according to law that [he arrived in this Republic in the year AD 1834] and that [he] is a [married man] and entitled to [One League & One Labor] of Land...." The land was granted on condition of Reulong paying $3.50 for each labor of irrigable land, $2.50 for each labor of temporal or arable land, and $1.20 for each labor of pasture land. Signed in ink, August 3, 1839, by John Bevil and W.H. Stark, and witnessed by A.G. Parker. On the verso of the certificate is a manuscript deed, signed by Reulong, selling his rights to this land to Alexander McDaniel for $500, dated August 11, 1839. Daniel McCrane and Daniel Last [sp?] signed as witnesses. Tipped on to the bottom of the certificate is an additional note, on a partial sheet of lined paper, signed by John Bevil, Chief Justice, acknowledging that Reulong had delivered this power of attorney and deed on the date given, blind stamped seal of Jasper County in the lower left corner of the sheet. Item #67354

Reulong settled in Texas before the Texas Declaration of Independence was declared in March 1836. This made him eligible to "first class headrights," which as a married man meant one league and one labor of land, amounting to 4,605.5 acres.

Price: $850.00

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