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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.

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.

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.

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