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    Sam Houston Treasury Warrant Endorsed as governor of Texas. Two partially printed pages, 8.25" x 3.5", Austin, June 12, 1860. The warrant authorizes payment to "...H. I. Clark per John Littleton, Atty Thirty Nine 58/100 dollars...for Protection of the Frontier this amount being for Services rendered in Capt John Littleton's Company." Hand cancelled. Countersigned on the verso by Texas Ranger John Littleton. Slight ink smudging and spotting on the recto. Lightly toned, especially on the edges which are chipped. Houston's signature lacks the usual paraph, but is bold and bright.

    John Littleton (circa 1825-1868) came to Texas in 1856 with the intention of becoming a rancher. He joined Capt. William Tobin's Mounted Volunteer company as a lieutenant to fight during the Cortina War and elected captain when Tobin, who was promoted to major, took command of what was formerly Rip Ford's battalion. He served the Confederate States as a captain of cavalry defending the frontier from Indians and took part in the Battle of Palmito Ranch, the last battle of the war. After the war, he served in the Texas Senate, but was killed in an ambush by members of the Taylor family after he was suspected of trying to collect a reward on the capture of Hays and Dobby Taylor during the Sutton-Taylor feud.

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