Description[Woll Expedition]. Public Debt Certificate Signed "Jno M. Swisher" as auditor. One partially printed page, 12" x 10.25", Austin, September 1, 1851. Certificate No. 2142 stating that "John Adams has...filed with the Auditor and Comptroller a claim for service on the Woll Expedition in Capt Billingsley's Company in 1842 amounting to Fifteen 75/100."
In early 1842, Mexico, which had never accepted Texas independence, invaded Texas. By early March, the Mexican Army under Gen. Woll easily took control of Goliad, Refugio, and Victoria. They then marched toward San Antonio. Meanwhile, James Davis and his Texan volunteers fought Col. Antonio Canales Rosillo, who had also led a Mexican campaign into southeastern Texas. Canales was victorious, but the victory would soon turn to disappointment. Woll's invasion of Texas beyond San Antonio soon met stiff resistance from the Texans, and they were forced to retreat to Mexico. Canales, too, withdrew back to Mexico.
Condition: Flattened folds and creasing, minimal toning at edges and folds. Notation in pencil on verso. Else, a very fine copy.
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