DescriptionEdward Burleson Signed Order. One page, 7.5" x 9.5"; San Antonio de Bexar; March 29, 1842. An order to his troops to refrain from taking livestock from local residents: "Haveing understood that some troops about this place have taken some milch cows of our friend Ignatio Jarvis, the is to order their redelivery to their owner. And I further hereby positively order that no man shall be at liberty to kill milch cows. The supplies must come through the quartermaster department. Edward Burleson."
Burleson had raised volunteers in San Antonio in response to the invasion of Mexican forces under Rafael Vásquez. As a seasoned veteran of the Revolution, he was elected their commander and would go on to give an impassioned speech at the Alamo. Houston, who was then president, sent Alexander Somervell to take over Burleson's command. This order would have been issued in the brief period Burleson had command of the volunteer forces.
Condition: Gently and evenly toned, with flattened folds. Single numerical marking at very top in pencil. Matted and framed to an overall size of 26.25" x 20.75".
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