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    General Francisco Mejia Letter Signed Regarding Preparations for Repelling the Mier Expedition. One page, with integral blank, 8vo, Saltillo, October 29, 1842. Bears an ink stamp at upper left with the heading: "Comandancia Gral. e Ynsp. De Coahuila." Mejia was the Commander General and Governor during the Mier expedition's forays across the Rio Grande into Mexico. Here, he writes to the Commander at Santa Rosa, stating that it is "of utmost importance that the Monclova Company be reorganized and brought to the full force to which it is entitled. Because of your knowledge, I confer a special commission on you so that, moving to said company, you can take charge of bringing it to the state the service demands." Presumably written in conjunction with the moving of Mexican forces against the encroaching Mier expedition. Two months after sending this message, Mejia's troops would fight and capture the invading Texans at the border town of Mier. Excellent content and beautifully penned - perfect for display! Moderate overall age toning, with minor soiling at lower third of first page. Fine condition. From the Taking of Texas Collection.


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    June, 2008
    14th Saturday
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