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    Juan José Galán Autograph Letter Signed Regarding the Mier Expedition. 4pp., two sided with integral blank, on turquoise paper, San Fernando, December 31, 1842. Galán writes to his brother about "the pleasant news" of the failed Mier Expedition. On the previous day, General Ampudia had "routed the Texans at Mier, killing many and taking two hundred forty-five prisoners. Among [the prisoners] were those who title themselves generals in Texas. We lost a hundred men between officers and soldiers... On Monday, Andres leaves with a wagon load of meat for the Rio Grande to sell to the troops marching to Matamoros with Gen. Woll. That same day, General Reyes is to arrive here with the 2nd Division." Galán also notes the results of a local election. Boldly penned and in fine condition. From the Taking of Texas Collection.

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