The brown paper was printed with designs and some words and some space was left for words to be written in. The printed and written text reads: Received of Gail Borden, Jr. Collector of Public Dues for the Department of Brazos, four dollars twenty cents, in part payment to the Government for the second instalments on one league of land granted me on the 1st day of March 1831 said paymnet being endorsed on a treasury order, dated 12th Sept. 1836 No 604 lettered D drawn in favor of myself for Seventy Six dollars -- cents. Sept. 14th 1836 Tho. J. Gazley
Gazley, Thomas J.. "A receipt for payment on land by Thomas J. Gazley received by Gail Borden, Jr. Collector of Public Dues for the Department of Brazos.." (1836): http://hdl.handle.net/1911/36733.
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