Texian Loan

  • Author: Republic of Texas
  • Date: 1836
  • Medium: Original Document
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Inches: 10 1/2 x 8 1/2
  • Centimeters: 26.92 x 21.79
  • Price: $7,995.00

Texian Loan Received of Tho D Carneal Thirty-Two Dollars the First Installment on a Loan of Three Hundred and Twenty Dollars, made by him this day to the Government of Texas..." Signed by Stephen F. Austin, Branch T Archer, and William H Wharton as Commissioners on the Part of Texas.

First printing, printed January 11, 1836, the earliest date for any of the known Texian Loan certificates. Jumonville, New Orleans Imprints 944. The Provisional Government issued these certificates to raise funds for the Revolution. They were redeemable for land at fifty cents per acre. The present certificate, numbered 312, is made out to Thomas D Carneal, a politician, one of the founders of Covington, Kentucky and merchant capitalist in Cincinnati and one of the prime movers and contributors to the Revolutionary cause. The triangular cut cancel at center, well away from the signatures, was to indicate the loan was no longer in circulation
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