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Austin, Stephen F. (1793-1836) Application to Mexican government re: Samuel May Williams (in Spanish)

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01860.21 Author/Creator: Austin, Stephen F. (1793-1836) Place Written: San Felipe de Austin, Texas Type: Autograph document signed Date: 1824/08/26 Pagination: 3 p. 22 x 17 cm

Signed in Spanish, "Estevan." Asking that Williams become Austin's official secretary and stating his qualifications.

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