Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    [Texas Rangers] Middleton Tate Johnson Document Signed "M. T. Johnson / Col Coma [Colonel Commanding] / Texas Ranger." One page, 7.75" x 7.5", McKinney [Texas], October 25, 1860. Johnson, a Texas Ranger and the founder of Fort Worth, signs this document discharging Texas Ranger J. T. McGrath. The document certifies "that J. T. McGrath a private of Capt G. S. Fitzhughs Company Texas Mounted Rangers Col M T. Johnson Commanding mustered into service of the State of Texas 14 April 1860 and discharged Oct 25 1860 having performed all the duties of a Soldier faithfully is here by honerably [sic] discharged."

    M. T. Tate (1810-1866) was a Texas politician and Texas Ranger. While serving in a mounted Ranger company in 1849, he built a military fort along the Trinity River which he named for General William Worth. Today, Fort Worth is the seventeenth largest U.S. city. This document is toned with minor ink smears.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    March, 2011
    12th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 2,039

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 39 days left to consign to the 2020 May 3 Luxury Accessories Signature Auction - New York !

    Learn about consigning with us

    The resulting auction of my property overwhelmed me. I want to thank Tom Slater and the Heritage team for a very satisfactory experience and profitable result with my historical consignment.
    Henry L.,
    Lexington, KY
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 December 14 Historic Flags of World War II Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 December 14 Historic Flags of World War II Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,022,424