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47. BRAZOS BRANCH RAILWAY COMPANY. Ornate engraved
stock certificate with illustration of steam locomotive,
cars, and station, completed in ink: Shares One Hundred
Dollars Each. State of Texas. Brazos Branch Railway
Company. No.   Shares. This Certifies, That
[J. M. Gibbs is] proprietor of [Thirty-five?]
Share[s] in the Capital Stock of the Brazos
Branch Railway Company.... Navasota, September 7, 1848.
At lower left: Gray, Smallwood & Co., Printers,
Pingenot: Originally chartered in 1854 to run from Washington-on-the-Brazos to the juncture of the Galveston & Red River Railroad, the Company was revived after the Civil War. See Reed, A History of the Texas Railroads, p. 109.