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    [Texas Rangers]. John R. Hughes Autograph Postcard Signed. Written on the verso of a 5.5" x 3.25" postcard, Rockport [Texas], August 25, 1931, Captain John R. Hughes (1855-1947) pens a short note to E. H. Hughes stating: "I arrived here today but dont [sic] think I will stay here very long as Mr. Hoskins is sick and has sent for his son to take him back to New Mexico." Upper right and lower left corners bent. Minor waterstaining at the lower right corner.

    A native of Illinois, John R. Hughes joined the Texas Rangers in 1887 and served as captain of the Frontier Battalion's Company "D" from 1893 until their disbandment in 1901. With the formation of the State Rangers shortly thereafter, he was elected one of four captains and held that position until his retirement, after twenty-eight years of service, in 1915. Hughes committed suicide in 1947 at the ripe old age of 92.

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