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    Charley F. Force Autograph Letter Signed Regarding a Military Execution. Four pages with integral address leaf, 4to, on blue paper, Camp Buena Vista, January 2, 1848. Interesting letter to his brother Manning, in part: "I suppose. . . you will have read accounts of a man being shot here. He was shot for threatening the life of his Captain and lying in wait for him several times. It was a very imposing sight to see all of the troops at this place drawn up in a line of battle. On the right were the two batteries of light Artillery, next to them was the Mississippi reg't of riflemen, next was our regiment, then the N.C. regiment, then the regiment of Texas Rangers. . .When the band struck up the dead march, the prisoner was brought out of the Provost guard house, escorted by the firing party, following his own coffin on foot." Force also discusses the possibility of receiving a naval commission and his Christmas holiday. Great content! Letter is in fine condition. From the Taking of Texas Collection.

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