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Lithographed stock certificate, 11” x 6-3/4”, "Texas Association 8,000 Square Miles on the Trinity River . . ." At the top is a large Texas star and at the bottom a Native American and buffalo; ornate scrollwork on either side, the whole surrounded by decorative border. Lithographed by Hart, Mapother & Co. of Louisville, Kentucky. This is an unrecorded and unengrossed stock certificate for the Texas Association, otherwise known as the Mercer Colony, located roughly between the Brazos and Sabine Rivers. The Texas Association was formed in early 1844 by Charles Fenton Mercer, a former agent for the Peters' Colony, which had obtained a large impresario grant to settle North Texas. Following a controversy between British and American stockholders in which the latter seized control of the project and reorganized it as the Texas Emigration and Land Company, Mercer sold his interest in the enterprise to Louisville-based investors. He then obtained a new and separate contract from the Republic of Texas. This agreement, made by President Sam Houston on January 29, 1844, granted Mercer and the stockholders of the Texas Association eight thousand square miles on the Trinity River.
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From the Republic of Texas - Texas Association Unengrossed Certificate

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Minimum Bid: $400.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $484.00
Estimate: $600 - $800
Auction closed on Thursday, September 7, 2017.

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