The Dallas Journal, Volume 53, 2007 Page: 2
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El Tivoli Place History
Building in Dallas, Texas. It was signed by Governor E. M. Pease on 31 May 1855, and filed for Record
on 13 September 1855 by the County Clerk.
John H. Cole, District Surveyor for District of Robertson, County of Dallas, made the survey:
The State of Texas
District of Robertson
County of Dallas Survey
(A resurvey of section No. 24 in township one south and range one west) for Anson
McCracken of 640 acres of land (lying in Dallas Co. on the waters of the Trinity) about
3 2 miles S 65 W from Dallas by virtue of his Colony Certificate No.18 Vol. 2 ipued
[issued] 1st day of April 1850.
Beginning at the south west corner of survey No. 98 (M Merrifield preemption) B at stake
in a mound in a prairie - the old corner, from sd [said] stake a pecan 14 in brs [bears]
S 74 E 20 vs [varas]1 and an Elm 10 in. brs S 26 E 19 1/2 vs.
Thence North 1900.8 vs to a stake in sd prairie from sd stake Elm 8 in. brs S18 E 45 vs
and another Elm 6 in. brs S 29 E 46 vs.
Thence East 1900.8 vs to a stake in a mound in sd prairie - the old corner and also the
NW corner of sd survey.
Thence the west with sd boundary of sd survey south 1900.8 vs crossing sd branch to
the beginning. Bearing trees marker thus X variation 9 degrees 50' E. Surveyed the 13th
(signed) John H Cole
Jas. McCracken District of
Joseph Misplay, C.C.
I, John H Cole, a deputy surveyor in District of Robertson do hereby solemnly swear
under my official oath that the survey designated by the foregoing plot and field notes
was made by me on the 13th day of July 1850 and that the lines boundaries, and
corners and the natural and artificial marks thereof are truly described therein.
Witness my hand this the 17th day of August 1850.
John H Cole
I certify that I have examined the foregoing Plot & field notes & finding them correct have
recorded the same in Book I page 232.
Given under my hand January 25th 1851
J B Philpott
for R Lse
The above survey was transcribed from a copy "Reproduced from Texas General Land Office Holdings,
A vara is an old Spanish unit of length: 36 varas = 100 feet.
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