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    Pedro Vidaurri Naming Juan Nepomuceno Seguin - Guilty of Theft by Conversion - Document Signed. One page, 8.5" x 13", on "Coahuila y Tejas 1832 y 1833" sealed paper, July 11, 1833. Light overall age toning with occasional water stains. A few tears/chips at fold edges. In fine condition.

    Pedro Vidaurri, Alcalde and judge at Santa Rosa and father of the charismatic Mexican leader Santiago Vidaurri, renders a guilty verdict in the case of Juan Nepomuceno Seguin, a resident of Béxar and an active figure in early Texas. It seems that Seguin was asked by a friend to deliver $190 to a woman in another town as he passed through, but the money was never delivered. Vidaurri states that there were unimpeachable witnesses and that it was proven that Seguin did not deliver the money as promised. Two days after the indictment was issued, Seguin wrote from Béxar with an explanation for the offended party and an offer to "liquidate the 190 pesos which I owe, in merchandise at current prices." Just six months later, Seguin would himself be elected Alcalde; the following year he served as political chief of the Department of Béxar. Seguin, Texas is named for Juan Seguin. Document is also signed by Tomas Talamantes and Francisco Flores. From the Taking of Texas Collection.


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