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    License to Carry on the Coasting Trade for One Year Partly-printed document, one page folio, 10.5" x 17", No. 4, District of Matagorda, [Houston], March 24, 1841. [Houston: Telegraph Office circa early 1840s] Signed by J.G. Lansdale as deputy port collector for the District of Matagorda. By this license Geo. M. Collinsworth, as collector of revenue, grants to John Cash, master of the sloop Oscar, a license to coastal trading for one year. Document bears a large lone star at top and a blind embossed seal in near fine condition. A few light stains and creases, with minor chipping thereat, otherwise an attractive Republic imprint.

    George Morse Collinsworth (Collingsworth), originally from Mississippi, participated in the battle of Velasco in 1832. In early October 1835 he raised a company of infantry for service in the Texas army. This infantry, numbering about fifty, captured the Mexican garrison at Goliad on October 9, 1835. Their victory successfully cut off communication between San Antonio, then in possession of Mexican forces, and the Gulf of Mexico and secured valuable arms and supplies. From the collection of Darrel Brown.

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