Offered by: Historical Americana
1720 Mars Hill Rd, Suite 8332 Acworth, GA 30101 , United States Call Seller 678.643.0457


Antique 1851 State of Texas Land Grant / Sam Houston Connection

$ 395
  • Description
    Authentic antique Land Grant from the state of Texas signed in 1851 by The Governor Bell in Austin Texas. Who fought with Sam Houston

    The 1851 Texas gubernatorial election was held on August 4, 1851 to elect the Governor of Texas. Incumbent Governor Peter Hansborough Bell was reelected to a second term, receiving 48% of the vote. His nearest challenger, Middleton T. Johnson, won just 19%.

    Bell was born in Culpeper County, Virginia.[1][Note 1] He was educated in Virginia and Maryland before emigrating to Texas.[2]

    By March 1836, Bell was a member of the Texian Army under Sam Houston and was present at the Battle of San Jacinto. In 1841, as a member of Capt. John Coffee "Jack" Hay's Texas Rangers, he was involved in the Battle of Bandera Pass, strategically located as a pass, separating the Guadalupe Valley and the Medina Valley. His military service was distinguished and General Houston appointed him to the general's staff as adjutant general.[3] By 1839, Bell had been promoted to inspector general for the Republic of Texas' army.[2]

    In 1845, Bell was named a captain of the Texas Rangers.[2] Given command of the Corpus Christi district, he protected the primary trade route between Texas and Mexico from outlaws.[3] With the outbreak of the Mexican-American War, Bell became a lieutenant colonel in the Second Regiment Texas Mounted Volunteers.[1] His actions during the Battle of Buena Vista were particularly distinguished.[2] Following the war, he returned to the Rangers and served along the western frontier.[4]

    Museum framing with uv acrylic
    Professionally framed in our own frame shop. Custom made all wood frame with acrylic, not glass.

    We only use brand new clean boxes and clean new packing material.
    The shipping amount listed is the expense to ship the boxed item to you via FedEx Ground.
    We do not charge for the new boxes and new packing material.

    Very nice original untouched condition, please refer to the photos.

    From non-smoking environment.

    Comes with our Certificate of Authenticity, Selling antique flags since 1990.
  • More Information
    Origin: United States
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Paper
    Condition: Good. In very nice original condition
    Styles / Movements: Americana, Traditional, Federal
    Patterns: Traditional
    Dealer Reference #: 17138
    Incollect Reference #: 439712
  • Dimensions
    W. 28 in; H. 25 in; D. 1 in;
    W. 71.12 cm; H. 63.5 cm; D. 2.54 cm;
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