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[Transcript of Letter from Daniel Ayers to Gail Borden, July 12, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Daniel Ayers to Gail Borden, in which Ayers requests Borden's assistance in storing and locating survey field notes for the league that he has cleared. Ayers also requests that Borden have the deeds drawn up and sent to the judge.
Date: July 12, 1835
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Bexar Scrip 2692

Description: Copy of a land Grant file for land issued to the Houston & Texas Central Railway Company in the Bexar Land District. Includes a folder jacket with table of contents and notes about the land grant (filed July 12, 1928); field notes by M.J. Doyle, Deputy Surveyor, Bexar Land District for Section 21 Block 20 (January 13, 1873); the affidavit of ownership of S.N. Allen (July 12, 1928); and a note by Land Commissioner J.H. Walker indicating that the file has no relation to the O. Henry story of the same name (December 4, 1933). O. Henry’s story tells the tale of a Railroad baron taking a poor homesteader’s land by stealing this file. Walker notes that although the file was missing for a period, due to office procedures the land fraud could not have occurred.
Date: 1873/1928
Creator: Texas. General Land Office.
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Texas General Land Office