Highly attractive lithographed stock certificate for a share in The Texas Association, established for colonizing certain land in Texas under the authority of the Republic. A Texas Star is at the top and a Native American and a buffalo at the bottom with the whole surrounded by a decorative border. Duvall as Secretary of the Texas Association and numbered 974, the certificate has not been filled out. The certificate was issued by Charles Fenton Mercer to shareholders in his empresario grant of 8,000 square miles in northeast Texas, roughly between the Brazos and Sabine Rivers. From the outset, the grant and colony were beset with legal and logistical problems. Although Mercer was able to successfully settle the required number of immigrants, his colonization was hindered because political and speculator interests wanted to supplant the Republics empresario system with the American land system. Moreover, the press of other settlers moving into the grant lands, with or without permission, was a continuing source of friction. Grant contract was executed by Sam Houston on January 29, 1844, only one day before the final repeal of the Republics empresario system by the Texas Congress, overriding Houstons veto of the bill. There were many troubles afflicting the planned colony, including a Congressional investigation into Mercers contract, legal proceedings, court battles, squatters denying the claims of colony certificate holders and the incursions of speculators and other certificate holders. Finally, in 1852, Mercer assigned all of his interest in the Texas Association to another stockholder. Our goal is to please every customer. We are pleased to be members of The Manuscript Society, Universal Autograph Collectors Club and The Ephemera Society. The item “Texas Association Stock Certificate Original Grant Issued By Sam Houston” is in sale since Saturday, April 13, 2019. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Stocks & Bonds, Scripophily\Other Scripophily”. The seller is “bminnocci6mtm” and is located in Boston, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Sweden, Indonesia, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Bolivia, Luxembourg, Paraguay, Viet nam, Uruguay.