Part 5, Note 43
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Gammel, comp., The Laws of Texas 1822-1897, vol. 5, pp. 256-258; Minute Book of Hermann Seminary, Colorado County Archives Collection (Ms. 10), Archives of the Nesbitt Memorial Library, Columbus; Colorado County Deed Records, Book P, p. 284. Frels signed the deed on May 23, 1860. It was not recorded at the courthouse, however, until September 30, 1871, suggesting that the school was not built on the site until around then. Though the deed did specify that the land was not to become the property of Herman Seminary unless the school was built on it, it did not give the board of trustees a time limit in which to act.