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    Josef Maria Bermudez Autograph Letter and Partly Printed Document Signed. 4pp., two-sided with integral blank, 8vo, with printed heading "Comandancia Pral. Del Estado del Nuevo Leon", Monterrey, January 16, 1836. Large, bold signature. Letter is lightly age-toned. One-inch strip of paper is missing at lower edge of second leaf; does not affect text or signature. Fine condition.

    In very strong terms, Bermudez warns that Jesus Sepulveda must convince his deserter son to return to duty. In part: "I have already told Jesus Sepulveda to bring his son in and present him, because if he doesn't he surely will be sorry... He is a father, and misplaced love causes a thousand excesses... do not rest in persecution of deserters... If some deserter resists, shoot an arm off, or break a leg, this way they will learn a lesson and will respect the judges." A remarkable letter revealing Burmudez's personality and determination to do his duty, even when those around him do not.

    Document: One page, 4to, "Monterey," January 22, 1844. Addressed to Jesus Falcon in manuscript, this document notifies the recipient that Bermudez has been officially named a Colonel. Signed with his rubric. Overall age-toning. In fine condition. From the Taking of Texas Collection.

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