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Pingenot Auction, Lot 47

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. [16] [30] 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, Houston.
        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.