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    Texas Army Bounty Land Certificate Signed "Geo W. Poe" as Acting Paymaster General, one page, 8" x 9.5". Columbia, December 3, 1836. Partly printed, completed in manuscript, certifying "that Robert Fletcher having served faithfully and honorably for the term of Six months from the Twenty Sixth day of May until Twenty Sixth day of November and being honorably discharged from Texas Army is entitled to Six Hundred Forty Acres Bounty Land..." [Columbia: Telegraph press. Printed by Gail Borden]. George W. Poe was named Acting Paymaster General on October 12, 1836, and charged with the responsibility for establishing a pay department for the Army of the Republic of Texas, which he based on that of the United States Army. At the funeral of Stephen F. Austin on December 29, 1836, he served as marshal and led the procession. Private Robert Fletcher of Owensville, Kentucky, served in the Madison Volunteers of Mississippi, General Green's Brigade, commanded by Capt. William E. Harreld. Three tape repairs at edge on verso show through in blank left portion. Small tears at blank right edge. Worn at folds. Overall, in very good condition. From the collection of Darrel Brown.

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