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    [Matamoros Expedition]. Manuscript Copy "Muster Roll of Capt. Thomas Lewallens [sic] Company in the expedition Commanded by Col. F. W. Johnson known as Johnson & Grant's expedition A.D. 1836 - Organised [sic] at San Antonio Texas Dec 1835" on the first page of a bifolium, with a second muster appearing on page three: "Return of Capt. Jno M Bradley's Company San Augustin Volunteers enrolled in April 30, 1836." Written on blue paper, undated, but likely fair copies made circa 1850s. Each roster lists names, eleven of the eighteen names listed in Captain Lewellyn's company are listed as killed.

    "Johnson & Grant's Expedition" is better known as the Matamoros Expedition, a controversial strategy devised in December 1835 which proved more damaging to the Texas army than Mexico. Francis W. Johnson and James Grant raised a regiment with hopes of invading Matamoros; the idea being that they would gain the support of the Federalists, who were already organizing against Santa Anna and his Centralist forces.

    There is a docket on the back of the integral page that reads, "Muster Rolls of Companies", but gives no indication of date or purpose for making these copies. Based on the type of paper used, we believe they date from the 1850s, and were likely used to determine the eligibility for land bounties.

    Condition: Age toning and discoloration, with scattered ink stains. Slight separations and chipping at folds.


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