Part 4, Note 32

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Colorado County Deed Records, Book E, pp. 575-576, Book F, pp. 246-247, Book G, p. 431, Book J, p. 361; Judgement of the United States District Court, Thomas J. and Alexander C. Henderson v. James C. Abell and William J. Jones, Original Land Grant Collection, Colorado 1-82, Archives and Records Division, Texas General Land Office, Austin. To add insult to injury, for 1849, the Hendersons were assessed state and county taxes amounting to $10 on the three-fourths of a league they claimed they owed. Naturally enough, after the decision of the court, they refused to pay them. The tax assessor again seized the land, and Jones, evidently wishing to avoid further conflict, paid the taxes by again purchasing the land at a sheriff's sale, or rather 800 acres of it, for $11 (see Colorado County Deed Records, Book H, p. 54). The court's decision was no doubt based on the section 8 of the general provisions of the Constitution of the Republic of Texas (see Gammel, comp., The Laws of Texas 1822-1897, vol. 1, p. 1079).