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[Bill of Sale and Transfer from George L. Leigh to John A. Bonnell]

Description: Bill of sale from George L. Leigh to John A. Bonnell acknowledging the sale of land and 110 heads of cattle. The note goes on to say that this "transfer and Bill of Sale is made on the following terms and conditions to secure the payment of a promissory note for $782.66" from Bonnell, payable on May 1, 1887. The check included in the record is worth $716.66 from John A. Bonnell to Edward A. Leigh.
Date: October 1, 1886
Creator: McFarland, A. M.
Partner: Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library

[Two Documents Relating to Land Tracts and Sales]

Description: Two documents related to separate tracts of land, one is a drawing of a piece of land belonging to George Bigford and the other is a promissory note from George L. Leigh to Joseph Heimen. On the back of the map there is a note describing the location and borders of the land belonging to Bigford. The promissory note states that George promises "to pay to the order of Joseph Heimen, Six Hundred Dollars at Comfort, Texas with 9% interest...from date until paid." This note "is given for the part purchase money for 320 acres of land situated in Kerr County."
Date: October 13, 1890
Creator: Leigh, George L.
Partner: Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library

[Land Grant Certificate Presented to George L. Leigh, October 25, 1890]

Description: Land grant certificate presented to George L. Leigh and signed by the governor of Texas, L. S. Ross. This grant to George, his heirs or assigns "forever Three Hundred and Twenty (320) acres of land." The rest of the certificate references the specified land and details the perimeter and borders of it in terms of longitude and latitude degrees as well as compass directions.
Date: October 25, 1890
Partner: Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library


Description: Historical compilation for the Melvin Evangelical Free Church in McCulloch County, Texas. This report includes a photograph and illustration of the church followed by a short history of the church from its creation around 1910 until its reopening in 1993.
Date: 1993-11?
Creator: Malmstrom, Virginia
Partner: McCulloch County Historical Commission

[Deed of Trust from George L. Leigh to Paul Villaret and Joseph Heinen, February 4, 1891]

Description: Deed placing "survey number 1430 situated in Kerr County...patent number 181" in trust as collateral against a promissory note made to Joseph Heinen for the original purchase of the land by George L. Leigh. As part of the transaction it includes a sale of the land to Paul Villaret for ten dollars making him the executor of the trust.
Date: February 4, 1891
Creator: McFarland, A.
Partner: Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library

[Document putting forth the agreement made between Henri Castro of Paris and Louis Huth, Sr. of Neufreystaedt, October 7, 1843]

Description: Document putting forth the agreement made between Henri Castro of Paris and Louis Huth, Sr. of Neufreystaedt regarding the purchase and distribution of land in Texas. Signed by Louis Huth, Sr. and Hr. Castro. in Paris and Neufreystaedt on October 7, 1843.
Date: October 7, 1843
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Letter from Laura Jernigan to Henry S. Moore, May 25, 1888]

Description: This letter is from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Laura Jernigan, cousin to Charles and Henry Moore. In this letter, Laura updates Henry on the happenings in Grayson County and the news includes: an aside on how she has not written to him in a while because she has not time, a dialogue about A. J. Jernigan's trips to Sherman to serve on the jury and to Austin with Lizzie, a discussion about Phippen's time in the capitol, details about school ending for Phippen and his plans for summer, a weather update, a discussion about the condition of the crops and notes about the amount of milk butter they are making, an aside about Old Man Smith, details about Jack's land purchase and plans for the land, information about land prices in Texas, and a dialogue about the weather which has brought lots of rain. She closes the letter by stating that she hopes to hear from the Moore family soon. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: May 25, 1888
Creator: Jernigan, Laura
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections