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    Juan José Gómez de Castro Autograph Letter Signed Regarding Texas Indians. One page with crown watermark, 4to, Linares, 1791. As the Protector of the Missions at Linares, Gómez issued this letter to the authorities at Pilón and Mota to announce that he has given his authorization for Juan Nicolas Hernández to search the far eastern frontier for his daughter Juana, an Indian of Linares, who was taken by an Indian of the Pueblo villages of Pilón (Nuevo Santander, which encompassed Texas). Hernández is authorized to return both parties to Linares. The father is further authorized to bring his daughter before Gómez to be punished for scaling the wall and eloping; the "Indian aggressor" is also to be punished, should Gómez decide that is the best course of action. Early documentation on American Indian affairs is very scarce. Letter is bright and clean with minor creases and one small tear at left edge. Attractive and very fine. From the Taking of Texas Collection.

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