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De Cordova, Jacob (1808-1868) [Receipt for $25 from W. Rhodes for surveying headright of James O. Rice]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02935 Author/Creator: De Cordova, Jacob (1808-1868) Place Written: Galveston, Texas Type: Autograph document signed Date: 17 April 1846 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 9 x 20 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02935 Author/Creator: De Cordova, Jacob (1808-1868) Place Written: Galveston, Texas Type: Autograph document signed Date: 17 April 1846 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 9 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Records the payment by De Cordova and James O. Rice to W. Rhodes, "administrator on the Estate of J.P. Kimball," for locating and surveying Rice's headright.

People: De Cordova, Jacob, 1808-1868

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Land TransactionAmerican WestImmigration and MigrationWestward ExpansionFinanceEstateSurveying

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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