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    Republic of Texas Treasury Warrant Signed. 7" x 4", n. p., February 1, 1845. The warrant is issued to B. O. Payne for "pay as capt. of ord[nance]" in the amount of $50.00. Vertically marked "Paid" and endorsed on verso by W. B. Ochiltree, a Texas judge and legislator. Very light foxing.

    More Information: As captain of ordnance, Payne issued weapons like Colt Patterson revolvers to Texas Ranger units, such as Jack Hays' Corps of Rangers on the Texas frontier. Two years after this treasury warrant was issued, Payne was disabled during the Mexican War when a 24 pounder accidentally discharged.


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