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    Alamo defender Thomas Miller letter

    Thomas R. Miller Autograph Letter Signed. One page, 7.25" x 9.5"; Gonzales; October 27, 1832. A letter to an unknown recipient: "...I was very glad to learn that you had concented to become a candidate for the office of Col. I will certainly youse all of my influence in this place and vicinity. I have know doubt but you will get nearly every vote in this place - we have heard of know other candidate for that office but you... [signed] Thomas R. Miller." Local militia were formed primarily to protect the colonies from raiding Indian attacks; these same militias would become the backbone of the Texas forces at the start of the revolution. In fact, the first battle of the revolution would occur at Gonzales in 1835.

    Thomas R. Miller (1795-1836) immigrated to Texas from Virginia in 1830, settling in DeWitt's Colony, where he owned a general store and the only hotel in Gonzales. In 1834, he was serving as the town's sindico procurador. He was one of the "Old Eighteen" who refused to give up to Mexican authorities the only cannon in Gonzales, leading to the Battle of Gonzales and the beginning of the Revolution. He joined the Gonzales Rangers, attached to the command of Colonel William B. Travis of the Provisional Republican Army, and entered the Alamo as part of the Gonzales Alamo Relief Force. He perished with the other defenders of the Alamo on March 6, 1836.

    Condition: Flattened mail folds, with uneven edges not affecting any text. Stray ink stains.


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