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    Juan José Elguézabal Autograph Letter Signed. 4pp., 8.5" x 12.25", Béxar, December 2, 1832. Written in Spanish. Letter is bright and clean and in very fine condition.

    Army captain and commandant of the Presidio del Río Grande, Elguézabal would later serve briefly as governor ad interim of Texas. Captain Elguézabal writes to Antonio Elosúa regarding a soldier of the Presidial Company at La Babia, near the border, who "is seriously wounded from a ball taken in the leg & which broke the bone, in action against the Indians who are terrorizing the frontier." Elguézabal inquires about the soldier's sick pay. Docketed on verso and signed by Antonio Elosúa as adjutant inspector of Coahuila and Texas and commander of the military troops of Texas. In this position Elosúa administered military posts in Texas, received reports from presidios in Coahuila, and reported directly to the commandant general of the eastern Mexican states. From the Taking of Texas Collection.


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