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    Forbes N. Britton Autograph Letter Signed, "F Britton". One page, 8.0" x 10.0", Comargo, Mexico May 4, 1847, to Captain H. Toulman, Comargo. Virginian, West Pointer and Mexican War veteran Forbes Britton settled in Corpus Christi, Texas to pursue a life of business and politics. A proponent of rail construction, Forbes served in the State Senate, was an associate of Sam Houston's, and was even commissioned a brigadier general while serving as Houston's Chief of Staff. Britton's death in 1861 precluded any Civil War service. The Mexican War letter offered here is a brief communique and reads, "I will send a clerk to assignate the Sup't but I wish the Q Master to understand that the Army does not deliver the stores on the other side but the articles should be Rec'vd by the Q Master from my sheds by that Dept transported but after leaving my shed I cannot have any control over them". Short pencil notation in upper margin, else Very Fine condition. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    February, 2006
    20th-21st Monday-Tuesday
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