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    [John M. Allen] Two Galveston-Related Ribbons. (1) "Debating Society of Galveston. Honorary Members" (2.5" x 7.25"). (2) "Grand Council of Equal Fellows" (2" x 5.75"), containing the Freemason's Eye of Providence in the clouds emanating rays of glory. Both are tan and affixed to slightly larger pieces of paper (glue bleed-through at top and bottom of both). Good condition.

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    These ribbons were part of a scrapbook containing items related to John Allen, a Mason. The scrapbook, which contained many important early Texas letters and documents, was likely begun by W. L. Rodman in 1872. Texas Naval Captain John M. Allen (?-1847), a veteran of the U.S. Navy and the Texas Revolution, had commanded the Texas privateer, the Terrible, which patrolled the Gulf following the revolution. Two years after his Texas naval commission expired, he became Galveston's first mayor.

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    November, 2009
    21st Saturday
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