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    James Tylee Certificate of Good Character; Alamo Defender Partially printed document Signed, "C. W. Lawrence", Mayor of New York, one page, 10.25" x 14", New York City, October 27, 1834. A wonderfully engraved Seal of The City of New York presides over this mayoral endorsement, which reads in part, "...The bearer hereof Mr. James Tylee being about to emigrate from this his native City to the State of Texas, I do hereby certify that Mr Tylee has been a resident of this City since his Birth...he has sustained the Character of a good and Moral Citizen and therefore recommend him to the friendly aid and protection of all Magistrates and citizens...". Daniel E. Tylee and an R. Riker also write here on Tylee's behalf. Stains and folds, else very good condition. New York City farmer James Tylee (1795-1836) went on to Texas in December of 1834 seeking land and soon found a revolution instead. Among the defenders of the Alamo, he was killed on March 6, 1836. From the collection of Darrel Brown.

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