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    Houston grants Francis Lubbock a leave of absence to defend against Indian depredations

    Sam Houston Autograph Document Signed. One page, 8" x 8.25", "Executive Department"; November 14, 1838. addressed to the Executive Department. In full: "Leave of absence is hereby granted to Francis R. Lubbock Comptroller as a volunteer under the call of Genl. Rusk to continue in force until discharged by that officer. Sam Houston."

    During the fall of 1838, the Brazos fell under attack from local Native American tribes. To counteract the violence, the Texas government mustered troops to be sent to the area. Lubbock, who was a charter member of the Milam Guard, requested leave from his post as Comptroller. Offered here is the leave of absence issued by Sam Houston. George W. Bonnell, commander of the company, appointed Lubbock to be his adjutant. Lubbock writes about this experience in his Memoirs and notes, "I had been a holiday soldier sixteenth birthday, but this was my first experience in the field, and a rough one it was."

    Framed alongside an image of Sam Houston to an overall size of 23.5" x 16.75". Property from the Estate of Kenneth S. "Bud" Adams, Jr.

    Condition: Toning along mail folds, else fine. With a large and bold signature by Houston.

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