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IN THE NAME OF THE STATE OF TEXAS LAND GRANT 1879
In order to build a tax base and encourage settlement in the new Republic of Texas, the government instituted a liberal policy of distributing the public domain to incoming settlers. Land grants were contingent upon certain conditions; the amount of acreage issued was based on the time period in which an immigrant arrived in Texas.

Settlers who had arrived between October 1, 1837 and January 1, 1840 were entitled to a Third Class Headright. Heads of families were eligible for 640 acres and single men were eligible for 320 acres. The residency conditions and certificate process for third class headrights were the same as for second class headrights. [Gammel, Laws of Texas, II, 35]

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