Thursday, February 11, 2010

Treasure Chest Thursday - Feb 11, 2010

$3 Republic of Texas Bill
Circa 1841

Oh, it’s only a copy. Not the real thing. But my husband has the entire series of Texas Republic bills [copies] framed for his office. These are special to us, even though not the real thing, because his family goes back to the very first white settlers in Texas.

His family received one of the very first grants into Austin’s Colony. [I’ll post that one of these days.] My sister-in-law had the document translated for those of us who do not speak the language, so it has been a wonderful treat!

The bills are authentic in every detail, [except for the stamp – COPY – which you will note near the mid-bottom at the left of the date.]

No, not the real thing, but just as much a treasure to us!

1 comment:

Heather Rojo said...

This is a part of history that made me go "Ah-ha!" I live way up in New Hampshire, and we forget that Texas was it's own entity way back when! Part of NH tried to succeed once, but that's another story!