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Austin, Stephen F. (1793-1836) Pass For George P. Digges to deliver Santa Anna's terms of surrender

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03037 Author/Creator: Austin, Stephen F. (1793-1836) Place Written: Columbia, [Texas] Type: Autograph document signed Date: 1836/07/04 Pagination: 2 p. 13.2 x 20.1 cm

Orders to take "very important documents to the east." With endorsement on verso of George P. Digges for $14.75 in expenses.

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