THE DEED TO 640 ACRES, NOW IN THE CENTER OF FORT WORTH. Houston, as Governor, "by virtue of the power vested in me by law," grants to "James P. Dumas, Assignee of the San Antonio and Mexican Gulf R.R. Co.," 640 acres in Tarrant County, "on the waters of Sycamore Creek, about 7 1/2 miles S. & W. from Fort Worth," which land had been "heretofore held and possessed by the said State..."" /> HOUSTON, SAM, <I>President of the Republic of Texas.</I> Printed document signed in full as Governor of Texas, countersigned by James McWhite, Land Commissioner, Austin, 16 March 1861. <I>One page, an oblong, 320 x 375 mm. (12 11/16 x 14 3/4 in.), elaborately printed within decorative typographical borders, headed at top in decorative letters: "In the Name of the State of Texas," with star at center , embossed state seal at bottom, accomplished in manuscript, small printed "Certificate of Record," signed by two County officials attached at bottom edge, later dockets on back, inoffensive spotting.</I> THE DEED TO 640 ACRES, NOW IN THE CENTER OF FORT WORTH. Houston, as Governor, "by virtue of the power vested in me by law," grants to "James P. Dumas, Assignee of the San Antonio and Mexican Gulf R.R. Co.," 640 acres in Tarrant County, "on the waters of Sycamore Creek, about 7 1/2 miles S. & W. from Fort Worth," which land had been "heretofore held and possessed by the said State..." | Christie's