MANUSCRIPT SHEET, DATED 6 MARCH 1869 FROM GALVESTON TEXAS, SIGNED BY NUMEROUS SHAREHOLDERS OF THE BRAZOS IRON BRIDGE COMPANY, TRANSFERRING THEIR SHARES TO JOHN SEALY; PLUS THIRTEEN RECEIPTS FROM THE COMPANY, DATED IN APRIL AND JULY 1867, TO THOSE SHAREHOLDERS FOR THE STOCK THEY ORIGINALLY PURCHASED.

Galveston: 1867 and 1869. Single sheet folded to 7-5/8" x 12-1/4", with the transfer agreement and signatures of twenty-six transferors on page [1], transferring their stock to John Sealy. Page [2] is the manuscript document, signed by Sealy, transferring those shares to Thomas W. Peirce. Pages [3-4] are blank. On lined paper. Each Receipt is oblong 3-3/4" x 7-1/2", printed and completed in manuscript, each including a 2 cent Revenue Stamp, with picture of George Washington. Very Good.

The Brazos Iron Bridge Company was organized in 1867. Its mission was to construct a railway bridge across the Brazos River. The bridge, completed in July 1869, was purchased by the Buffalo Bayou, Brazos and Colorado Railway, later known as the Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railway Company. When the dust settled on the various transactions among the shareholders, John Sealy owned a one-eighth interest in the Railway Company. Sealy's biography appears in the Handbook of Texas. Item #33020

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