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This important two-page folded letter documents the launch of the entrepreneurial career of a Hispanic businessman who became one of the wealthiest Texans by the 1870s. Thorn M. Grath. New Orleans: 1846. This two-page folded letter measures approximely 16,5"x9". It was sent by Thorn M. Grath in New Orleans to Joseph San Ramon in Matamoros, Mexico and dated December, 28, 1846. The letter ins annotated "Steamer M Kins (?)" in the lower left corner and has ha black circular New Orleans postmark dated "DEC 28" in the upper rigtht. A large, bold "20" rate handstamp is in the upper right corner indicating the cost to mail this letter plus an enclosed invoice that is no longer present. The letter is in very nice shape. San Ramon, a former employee of Thorn Grath, left New Orleans to folow the U.S. Army wich had recently occupied northeastern Mexico during the early months of the Mexican-American War. In late 1846, he established a clothing and dry goods business in Matamoros wich apparently catered to military perso ... Read more

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