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 Resource Type: Legal Document
 Collection: Texas Cultures Online
[Bills of Sale of a Slave Named Nancy, June 18, 1838]

[Bills of Sale of a Slave Named Nancy, June 18, 1838]

Date: June 18, 1838
Creator: New Orleans (La.)
Description: Bills of sale of a slave named Nancy. The initial bill was written by notary William Christy in New Orleans, Louisiana. Jacob Sevy is selling Nancy, approximately 15, to John Covington Thomas of Gainsville, Alabama, for $1,200. Handwritten bills are added explaining that John C. Thomas sells Nancy to James Chessher in August 1838 for $3,000, who in turn sells her to Stephen Jackson of Jefferson County, Texas, in 1840 for $1,000. A separate paper is included with a description of this document.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Bill of Sale of a Slave Named Adam (or Tircis), December 15, 1859]

[Bill of Sale of a Slave Named Adam (or Tircis), December 15, 1859]

Date: December 15, 1859
Creator: New Orleans (La.)
Description: Bill of sale witnessed by notary Selim Wagner, containing details of the sale of a slave named Adam or Tircis. Adam was sold for $1,225 by auctioneer for the estate of the deceased Pierre Riviere of New Orleans as directed by his executor, Nicolas Tourne. The buyer was Lucretia Van Woert of Sabine Pass, Texas, though her husband, Theodore Gripon, accepted on her behalf.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
Annual Occupation Tax Recepit Number 230

Annual Occupation Tax Recepit Number 230

Date: 1885-11/1886-09
Creator: unknown
Description: Occupation tax receipt given to P. B. Bundick of Matagorda County, Texas for his occupation of Ferryman. Mr. Bundick paid ten dollars for both a state and county tax. The transaction was confirmed by the comptroller of public accounts, whose signature can be seen on the bottom left corner.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
Quarterly Occupation Tax Receipt Number 1040

Quarterly Occupation Tax Receipt Number 1040

Date: 1886
Creator: unknown
Description: Quarterly occupation tax receipt given to P. B. Bundick of Matagorda County, Texas for his occupation of Ferryman. Mr. Bundick appears have paid a total of $2.62 on this particular quarter. The transaction was confirmed by the comptroller of public accounts, whose signature can be seen on the bottom right corner.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
Quarterly Occupation Tax Receipt Number 164

Quarterly Occupation Tax Receipt Number 164

Date: 1887-10/1888-07
Creator: unknown
Description: Quarterly occupation tax receipt given to P. B. Bundick of Matagorda County in Texas for his occupation of Ferryman. Mr. Bundick paid a total of $2.62 in state and county taxes for this particular quarter. The transaction was confirmed by the comptroller of public accounts, Jno. D. McCall, whose signature can be seen on the bottom right corner.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
Quarterly Occupation Tax Receipt Number 273

Quarterly Occupation Tax Receipt Number 273

Date: 1888
Creator: unknown
Description: Quarterly occupation tax receipt given to P. B. Bundick of Matagorda County, Texas for his occupation of Ferryman. Mr. Bundick appears have paid a total of $2.63 on this particular quarter. The transaction was confirmed by the comptroller of public accounts, Jno. D. McCall, whose signature can be seen on the bottom right corner.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
Quarterly Occupation Tax Receipt Number 35

Quarterly Occupation Tax Receipt Number 35

Date: 1889
Creator: unknown
Description: Quarterly occupation tax receipt given to P. B. Bundick of Matagorda County, Texas for his occupation of Ferryman. Mr. Bundick appears have paid a total of $2.62 on this particular quarter. The transaction was confirmed by the comptroller of public accounts, Jno. D. McCall, whose signature can be seen on the bottom right corner.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
[Articles of Agreement for Warranty Deed]

[Articles of Agreement for Warranty Deed]

Date: 1899
Creator: unknown
Description: Deed recording the transaction between Laurits J. Lykke and his wife Hanna with Carl Harton regarding the sell of 70 acres of land in Wharton County, which was sold to Carl for a total sum of $8,298.12. The document goes on to give specific payment schedules and other relevant information. The deed is held together with a second document, a smaller piece of paper that was signed by a notary of Wharton County authenticating the transaction.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
[Articles of Incorporation of the Danish Mutual Insurance Company]

[Articles of Incorporation of the Danish Mutual Insurance Company]

Date: 1901-05/1901-06
Creator: unknown
Description: Legal document inaugurating the Danish Mutual Insurance Company's corporate membership, filed through the Secretary of State's office in Austin, Texas, and signed under a notary. The document specifies a twenty year lifetime minimum and the seven men of the first board of directors who will be in charge of insuring both Wharton and Matagorda counties. They are as follows : Neils Christian Jensen, Marcus Nielsen, Helvig Jensen Berndt, H. P. Hermansen, Jasper J. Juhl, Marcus Christensen, and Niels M. Hansen.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
[Certificate of Naturalization]

[Certificate of Naturalization]

Date: May 4, 1908
Creator: unknown
Description: Certificate of naturalization given to Helvig Jensen Berndt by the United States Department of Commerce and Labor. A black and white illustration of an eagle emblem is at the very top, flanked by the title of the document. The text on the page gives the names of Helvig's children and wife as well as a short physical description of Helvig. There is hand-written text on the back of the document which reads, "H. J. Berndt is U. S. Citizen since May 4, 1908."
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
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