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    José María Farías Autograph Letter Signed to Jesús de la Garza. Four pages including integral blank, 8vo, San Buenaventura, April 25, 1848. The presence of occupation forces during the armistice complicated some routine matters for the Mexican army. Here, José Farías writes to retired Captain Garza complaining at length about the difficulty he is experiencing in apprehending a fugitive. In part: "As soon as I learned that Ypolito was a fugitive, I began to strongly solicit his return, along with others who are fugitives. . .the Americans refused to turn them over. . . in Camargo the messenger did not venture to claim him because he was under orders to an American." Letter is heavily age toned and water stained. Paper deterioration at lower and right edges. Poor condition. From the Taking of Texas Collection.

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