DescriptionTexas Rangers - Edward Burleson, Jr. Autograph Document Signed, one page with docket note on verso, 7.25" x 11.5", Eagle Pass, Aug. 21, 1856. Entirely in Burleson's hand, the document bonds Burleson for a herd of horses crossed by him: "I, E Burleson do hold myself Bound to John B. Rich for any moneys that he may have to pay for me on account of a cobalado crossed by me." Additionally signed by Bernard David and Louis Sheihagen beneath attesting that they will also answer to any charges made. Dampstaining, at the margins, affecting just a few words of text, otherwise very good to near fine. Docketed on verso in Spanish: "Bonding of a horse herd that was crossed today, August 21, 1856."
Edward Burleson, Jr (1826-1877), son of Texas revolutionary hero Edward Burleson, was serving under John S. Ford in the Texas Rangers during the time this document was written. It is likely that the horses involved were for the use of the Texas Rangers. From the Taking of Texas Collection.
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