Cases argued and decided in the Supreme Court of Texas, during the latter part of the Tyler term, 1874, and the first part of the Galveston term, 1875. Volume 42. Page: 144
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144 McPHAIL vUR. BURS. [Tyler Term,
Statement of the case.
"In testinouy whereof I set my hand and seal this May
3d, 1844. JOHN WARD. [SEAL.]
" G. L. WYNNE,
" BERRY IH DURHAM."
Deed from Ward to Burriss for an undivided interest
in the same tract, of 84 acres, in consideration of thirty
dollars, of date September 7th, 1854, in which is recited:
" The balance of which said survey here described now
belongs to said Burriss."
Plaintiff read order of Board of Land Commissioners of
Harrison county, granting to Ward his unconditional certificate
of date August 5th, 1844, as follows:
"No. 298. John proves that he is entitled to 640 acres
of land by virtue of a certificate No. 74, second class, issued
by the Board of Land Commissioners of Sabine county,
dated 6th September, 1839."
The intervenors proved the assessment of taxes against
John Ward for the year 1849, and deed of A. J. Payne,
assessor and collector of taxes for Harrison county, to
Heath and McPhail, (from whom intervenors showed title,)
for the land sued for, of date 20th October, 1851, reciting
that Ward was owing 55½ cents and to the county 27cents
taxes for 1849. There was evidence as to possession,
improvements, and rents.
In response to special issues submitted by the court, the
1. There was a head-right certificate issued by the Board
of Land Commissioners to John Ward for 556 acres, dated
6th September, 1839, of second class.
2. Said Ward did obtain from the State of Texas a
patent for 556 acres on April 11th, 1854.
3. Ward did execute to Burriss, May 3d, 1844, a bond
for 556 acres of land.
4. Ward did convey to Burriss, by deed, 84 acres, 7th
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