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Burnet, David G. Galveston Bay and Texas Land Company printed power of attorney (12-10-1830)

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04250 Author/Creator: Burnet, David G. Place Written: New York Type: Document signed Date: 1832/11/09 Pagination: 2 p. 33.2 x 20 cm

Summary of Content: Followed by a later power of attorney sending John Mason to lobby Mexico to change its colonization law. Also signed by Anthony Dey, William H. Sumner, George Curtis and others. From the Papers of Anthony Dey.

Background Information:

People: Mason, John
Dey, Anthony
Sumner, William
Curtis, George Ticknor, 1812-1894

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Land TransactionLawTexasWestward ExpansionFrontiers and ExplorationImmigration and MigrationLatin and South America

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