Jun 21, 2016 - Sale 2420

Sale 2420 - Lot 295

Price Realized: $ 344
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
(TEXAS.) Carpena, Agustin; and Jorge Madrigal. Letter to a convent, requesting funds for the Texas campaign. Letter Signed as the "Junta Colectiva de donativos para Tejas" to the Convent of Jesus Maria in Mexico City, with the convent's draft response on verso. 2 pages, 11 x 8 1/4 inches, on facing pages of a folded sheet with address panel on second page (no postal markings); minor dampstaining and wear. Np, circa 1836?

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Carpena and Madrigal were Mexican priests charged with raising money to help the fight against the Texan rebels. In this case, their efforts were futile, as the convent reported that no such funds were available.