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    A scarce Mexican passport issued to a citizen of the Austin colony

    Horatio Chriesman Signed Mexican Passport Granting Safe Passage to the United States. One page, 8" x 8.25", "Villa de Austin", May 24, 1832. Signing as "Alcalde" of the jurisdiction of Austin, Chriesman grants the "colonist Benj McKinney passage to the United States of the North" for business purposes. Some restoration to the separations at the folds on verso, with dampstaining and toning.

    Chriesman arrived in Texas in 1822 as one of Stephen Austin's Old Three Hundred. In addition to acting as Alcalde, he also served as Stephen Austin's surveyor until 1836.


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    October, 2010
    23rd Saturday
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