Colonial governor of Texas Manuel Muñoz signed document evaluating his military service

    [Texas Colonial Governor]. Manuel Muñoz Signed Document Listing his Full Military Career. Signed "Manl Muñoz" adding his paraph. Two pages on laid paper, 8" x 11.5", Bexar, December 31, 1794. At top: "The Govr in charge of the Province of Texas the Honorable Colonel Dn Manuel Muñoz - his age 66 years, his Country Matamorra Archdiocese of Burgos, his services and circumstance what is given [below]." The report states that he enlisted as a captain on December 13, 1759, and became a colonel on May 28, 1776. Great content includes a very detailed listing of his appointments military actions and campaigns, both against the Indians as well as Spanish government and church officials fallen out of favor.

    The report is made by a scribe, but the reviewer has added a note citing: "I consider him [Muñoz] to be tired because of his age and should be directed to retire or moved to a more tranquil location." Muñoz became governor of Texas in 1790; two years after this report was made, he became ill and requested permission to retire. He would not be relieved of his duties for two years, and died shortly thereafter in San Antonio in 1799. A single horizontal fold, and very gently toned; near fine condition.

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