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    Sam Houston Discharge Document Signed in 1836 as Commander in Chief of the Texas Army. One page, 7.5" x 5", manuscript, San Augustine, Texas, June 15, 1836. In full: "This is to certify that Wm. B. Burditt joined my Volunteer Company on the 15th of March last since which time he has discharged his duty faithfully to his Country & honorably to himself & is this day honorably discharged." It is written and signed by William Kimbro, captain of the San Augustine Company. This company was in the skirmish at San Felipe and then joined Sam Houston, later participating in the decisive Battle of San Jacinto. Sam Houston was wounded in the battle but his triumph secured Texan independence and led to his election as the first president of Texas. Original folds and light soiling, else fine condition. The document is elaborately triple matted with a period engraving and framed to an overall size of 17.5" x 30.5". The frame is somewhat damaged but could be easily replaced. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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