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Austin, Stephen F. (1793-1836) [Stephen Austin\92s Securing a loan from Louisiana]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01121 Author/Creator: Austin, Stephen F. (1793-1836) Place Written: New Orleans, Louisiana Type: Document signed Date: 12 January 1836 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Printed document signed on page 3 by Austin with possible later notations, for the Republic of Texas. Signed by William Christy, public notary, and lenders, including William Triplett and others. The first Texas loan. Reference information: Streeter no. 1233.

People: Austin, Stephen Fuller, 1793-1836.

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: Texas, Westward Expansion, Finance, American West, Economics

Sub Era: Age of Jackson