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Houston, Sam (1793-1863) Copy of Santa Anna's release as prisoner of war

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06284.01 Author/Creator: Houston, Sam (1793-1863) Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript document Date: 1836/11/20 Pagination: 3 p. 25.4 x 20.3 cm

Summary of Content: Granting Santa Anna safe passage to Washington D.C.

Background Information:

People: Santa Anna, Antonio López de, 1794?-1876

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Latin and South AmericaGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsTexasPrisoner of WarMilitary HistoryWashington, D.C.American West

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