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    [Vasquez Campaign]. Public Debt Certificate Signed "Edward Clark." One partially printed page, 10" x 10", Austin, February 18, 1858. Certificate No. 89 stating that "the Heirs of Alexander McKeown decd have... filed with the Commissioner of Claims and Comptroller, Prior to 1st January 1858, evidence of the service of said McKeown decd in the Vasquez Campaign in 1842 amounting to Thirty one 50/100 Dollars."

    Even after gaining her independence, Texas was subjected to incursions from Mexico. In early March 1842, Mexican soldiers occupied Goliad, Refugio, and Victoria. On March 5, approximately 700 men under the command of Gen. Rafael Vasquez (1804-1854) arrived on the outskirts of San Antonio. The Texans evacuated and San Antonio was occupied for two days. Vasquez and his men then retreated south to the Rio Grande and crossed back into Mexico.

    Following the Mexican War, Edward Clark served as the Texas Secretary of State and later as lieutenant governor under Governor Sam Houston. After Texas seceded from the Union, Governor Houston refused to take an oath of allegiance to the Confederacy. As a result, Houston was removed from office and replaced by Clark, who served as the eighth governor of Texas for nine months. After the Civil War, he fled to Mexico for a short time.
    Condition: Flattened folds, light toning at center. Boldly signed. Else, a very good clean copy.


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