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    Two Unsigned Letters to Ramón Músquiz Regarding the Cortina Raids, Circa 1855. Two letters, four pages each (including integral blank), small 8vo, n.p., n.d. Ramón Músquiz established a business in San Antonio in 1823, became involved in the political scene in Béxar, served as political chief of the Department of Texas in 1828, lobbied in favor of Anglo-American colonists, and mediated disputes between the Texas colonists and Mexican authorities. Here two unknown correspondents advise him of the latest events, including the Cortina raids in the northern borderlands. In part: "The indictment which was brought against him manifests the endless number of scandalous robberies and violent outrages he committed against people without respecting even women." From the other letter: "There is no risk in your being able to come publicly. Nevertheless, it seems to me that it wouldn't be bad to keep hidden..." Very little documentation exists on the events involving Cortina. Both letters are in very fine condition. From the Taking of Texas Collection.


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    14th Saturday
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