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    Letter from Jesús de la Garza to Juan José Elguézabal. Four two-sided pages, small 8vo, Monclova, August 8, 1843. During the El Salado escape, Juan Elguézabal was adjutant general and Jesús de la Garza was commanding at Monclova Presidio. Garza, whose squadron had recaptured many of the escaped Texans, filed at least two complaints against Juan José Elguézabal in the matter. Garza's complaints to General Woll stated that he was ordered by General Francisco Mejia to requisition 150 pesos as a loan "to supply the squad of men who together marched in pursuit of the aliens who escaped at el Salado." Unable to acquire the loan, Garza solicited funds from the Administrator of Tobaccos. Elguézabal demanded repayment and placed Garza under arrest. With this letter Garza attempts to explain his side of the of the incident. Almost no documentation exists on the infamous black bean incident. Letter bears Garza's large rubric at end. Creamy age toning and rough edges. Generally fine. From the Taking of Texas Collection.

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