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    John M. Swisher Second Class "B" Debt Certificate Signed "Jno M. Swisher." One partially-printed page, 10.25" x 10", Austin, January 6, 1854, acknowledging a "Public Debt of the Late Republic of Texas," certifies that "James S. Holman . . . filed with the Auditor and Comptroller Audited Paper amounting to Twenty five Dollars." Docketed on the verso. Smoothed folds show light discoloration. Three cross cancellation marks.

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    John Swisher (1819-1891) immigrated to Texas with his family in 1833. During the Texas Revolution, Swisher and nearly a dozen men headed to relieve Travis at the Alamo, but upon reaching Gonzales on March 5, 1836, joined Sam Houston's army as part of Co. "H," First Regiment, Texas Volunteers, taking part in the Battle of San Jacinto. After the war, he worked for the Texas government as a clerk in the treasury department, the auditor's office, the Ninth Congress of the Republic of Texas, and during the Convention of 1845. He was appointed auditor of public accounts in 1848 and paymaster of the Texas Rangers from 1860 until secession.



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    March, 2015
    14th Saturday
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