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A Map of [THE REPUBLIC OF] TEXAS
compiled from Surveys recorded in the Land Office of Texas
John Arrowsmith, London 

Republic of Texas [seal]
General Land Office, Texas [seal]
"Recognized as an Independent State by Great Britain
16th November 1840”

Texas was a French territory from 1684-89,
Spanish from 1690-1821,
Mexican from 1821-1836,
an independent nation from 1836-1845,
finally becoming a state in 1845.
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(Source: sonofthesouth.net)

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