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Smyth, George W. (1803-1866) [Land survey instructions for Major Benjamin Tennel]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06624.05 Author/Creator: Smyth, George W. (1803-1866) Place Written: Nacogdoches, Texas Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 14 August 1835 Pagination: 5 p. : docket ; 25.5 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Provides instructions for Tennel to follow in exercising his duties as land surveyor. Broken down into nineteen articles specifying how Tennel should conduct his job.

Background Information: Smyth was an early Texas surveyor and signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence. He served in the Texas House of Representatives and avidly supported annexation. In 1848, he became the ...second commissioner of the General Land Office.See More

People: Smyth, George Washington, 1803-1866
Tennel, Benjamin, fl. 1830-1850

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: American WestTexasLand TransactionWestward ExpansionSurveying

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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