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Calhoun, J.E. (fl. 1836) to his wife re: the Texas army victory over Mexico at San Jacinto

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06914 Author/Creator: Calhoun, J.E. (fl. 1836) Place Written: Monticello Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1836/05/14 Pagination: 3 p. + addr 24.8 x 19.4 cm

He says of the victory, "the report of Santa Anna being taken is a fact... also Genl. Cos was taken." Addressed to Mrs. C.G. Calhoun at Port Gibson, Miss. Written on pink paper.

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