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The son of Texas Declaration of Independence signer Samuel Augustus Maverick (1803-1870), Samuel Maverick, Jr. (1837-1936) served in the Confederate army during the Civil War and was a San Antonio, Texas, businessman.

In this letter to Governor O. B. Colquitt, 1912 February 2, Samuel Maverick, Jr. describes his recollections of the Alamo, the sale of the property, and plans for a monument on the site. It was written during the controversy involving the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and the State of Texas over plans for the convent or long barracks on the Alamo grounds.


Alamo, Conservation and restoration, Daughters of the Republic of Texas

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Maverick (Samuel Jr.) Letter, 1912



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