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    John S. "RIP" Ford Signed Promissory Note. One page, 7.75" x 2.75", n. p, July 19, 1838, promising to pay "George C. Lucas One hundred & fifty Dollars for the use of his compass three months." Texas Ranger John S. "RIP" Ford was a journalist and newspaper editor, a physician, an explorer, a congressman, and a valiant soldier who served in the Texan army from 1836 to 1838, commanded operations against Juan N. Cortina for terrorizing Brownsville Texas, helped create the Cavalry of the West to protect Texan interests along the Rio Grande, and commanded Confederate forces during the Civil War, winning the last known engagement of that great conflict at the Battle of Palmito Ranch. Attested by E. W. Cullen, probably Ezekiel Wymberly Cullen, a veteran of the siege of Bexar and later congressman for the Republic of Texas. Staining along the top half and chipping along the edges. Else very good.

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    Auction Dates
    March, 2012
    3rd Saturday
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