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    Almeron Dickinson. Autograph Document Signed "Almeron Dickinson," one page, 7.75"x 3". No place, August 10, 1835. In full, "On demand I promise to pay Malkjah Williams Twelve dollars and fifty cents for value received of him this the 10 day August 1835." Almeron Dickinson (sometimes spelled Almaron Dickenson) was a Pennsylvanian who served as an artilleryman in the U.S. Army. He and his wife moved to Gonzales, Texas, in 1831. As a colonist in DeWitt's colony, Dickinson received a league of land on the San Marcos River. He participated in the Battle of Gonzales on October 2, 1835, which began the Texas Revolution. At the siege of Bexar, he distinguished himself as a lieutenant of artillery. At the Battle of the Alamo, he was the captain in charge of artillery. On the morning of March 6, 1836, as the troops of Gen. Santa Anna stormed the mission, Dickinson ran to his wife, reported that all was lost, and expressed hope that she could save herself and their young daughter. Although he died at the Alamo, his wife and child, who lived there with him, survived. Malkijah Williams, also spelled Malkyah and referred to as Lige Williams in some accounts, arrived in the DeWitt Colony in 1830 as a single man and received title to a quarter sitio in 1831 according to colony land records. He and Cynthia Burns were married in 1834. According to some reports, Cynthia Williams helped Evaline DeWitt design and make the "Come and Take It" flag of Gonzales. Malkijah Williams was appointed sheriff of Gonzales in August, 1834. On verso: "allowed Wm. A. Matthews/admn A Dickinson" and "Allowed & Registered/Aug. 31st 1841 Edmd. Bellinger/Probate Judge." All in the hand of Bellinger except for Matthews' signature. There are also calculations, seemingly in the hand of Bellinger, that appear to indicate that the $12.50 Dickinson owed in 1835, with six year's interest, was now $23.87. Edmund Bellinger, who had participated in the Battle of San Jacinto, was an alderman and councilman of the City of Gonzales. On February 4, 1836, a report of the advisory committee to Texas Governor Henry Smith requested that he order the immediate organization of two companies of rangers, one company was to be raised in Gonzales. William A. Matthews was one of two agents appointed to raise mounted volunteers to be concentrated at Gonzales. Minor soiling, rough lower edge. Fine condition.

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