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    [Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna] Barnard E. Bee Autograph Document Signed "B.E. Bee" in text, one page, 8.75" x 5.25". Houston, December 19, 1838. In part "Recd of B E Bee on acct of Genl St Anna's Expenses Eleven Hundred and Twenty Dollars in Texas Money...equal to five Hundred and Sixty Dollar in Gold and Silver - and in full This Note in favor of Col. Hockley for $500..." Signed "H.W. Davis" as agent. Barnard E. Bee was Secretary of the Treasury and Secretary of State in David G. Burnet's provisional government. When General Santa Anna was sent to Washington in 1838 after the Battle of San Jacinto, George W. Hockley, Reuben M. Potter, and Bee accompanied him. Bee lent Santa Anna $3,000 in return for a draft on the Mexican general's Mexico City bank. When Bee attempted to cash the draft, however, Santa Anna refused to honor it, insisting that he had signed the draft under duress as a prisoner of war. Bee also served as Secretary of War under Pres. Sam Houston and later as Secretary of State under Pres. Mirabeau B. Lamar. When Bee was sent to Mexico in 1839 as minister, Santa Anna had regained control of the Mexican government and refused to meet with him. Toning at margins, small tear affecting a single word, otherwise very clean and bright; in near fine condition.


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