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Austin, Stephen F. (1793-1836) Memorandum re: purchase of land by Elijah Roark

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02932 Author/Creator: Austin, Stephen F. (1793-1836) Place Written: San Felipe de Austin, Texas Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 1824/08/28 Pagination: 1 p. + docket 12 x 16 cm

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Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: TexasLand TransactionAmerican WestImmigration and MigrationWestward Expansion

Sub Era: The First Age of Reform

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