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Pingenot Auction, Lot 229

229. MÚSQUIZ, Ramón. Manuscript document, signed in full and with rubric, to the alcalde of Goliad acknowledging receipt of the official report of expenditures of the militia of Goliad for 1830. Bexar, March 2, 1831. 1 p. 12mo. Light uniform browning and one minor stain.
         Ramón Músquiz (1797-?), Political Chief of Bexar, was the highest civil official in Texas during the pivotal years from 1827 until 1834. He was responsible for administration of the colonization laws relating to the early Texas empresarios, and all official business had to go through him. He became friends with Stephen F. Austin, who described him in 1832 as "one of the best friends of Texas." When the Revolution broke out, Músquiz aligned with the Mexican government and was present at the fall of the Alamo. The Handbook of Texas Online (Músquiz).