Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    1831 Mexican Document Regarding the Administration of Military Posts in Texas. 8pp., 6.5" x 7.75", from lieutenant colonel Vicente Arreola, Presidio at Monclova, dated August 3, 1831 at Bexar, addressed to the commander of the picket at Nacogdoches. Spanish text, in ink. With major water stains that have affected large areas of text; however with some patience the entire document is legible Otherwise, with the usual toning to the paper and in good condition.

    This document, roughly translated, reads in part: "The paymaster of Monclova company at Bexar... has examined accounting submitted for the Nacogdoches post, the Alamo company & for Bejar in the amount of 1600 & will return 21 documents, some of which lack receipts to accompany them...all items must have signatures & some are interest-bearing notes which are not admissible. Neither Sgt. Marcos Sanchez nor Cpl. Ramon de la Zarda nor any other subject there is authorized to sign interest-bearing notes for the military. Therefore returning the 21 documents as the [illegible] is solely responsible in case of future doubt or error that may result...."

    A routine document, but interesting in the context of the transitional stage between Mexican and Anglo Texas. Accompanied by two additional documents signed by the same Vicente Arreola. One, a one-page receipt, 8.5" x 6.25", dated 1838, bright and in fine condition; the other a one-page document, 6.5" x 7.75", dated 1831, with significant waterstaining, else good. From the Taking of Texas Collection.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    14th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 510

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 October 25 Manuscripts - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    This was my first time dealing with an auction house, and I am 100% completely impressed with Heritage. There is not an aspect of this process that I have a critique for.
    Darryl S.,
    Stuart, FL
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 May 11 Space Exploration Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 May 11 Space Exploration Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $1,140,582