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Dawn at the Alamo

Celso Navarro to McArdle

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Celso Navarro manuscript

Navarro Jose Antonio

Born in San Antonio in 1795.

(Father from Corsica)

Land Commissioner in 1834-5 for Bexar Co.

Member of Convention in 1836 & 45

In Congress 1838

Commissioner to Santa Fe 1840

Prisoner for years in the

Castle of San Juan d' Ulloa

After annexation represented

Bexar district in Senate

Died in San Antonio in 1870 = aged 75.

            [How long before

            death was photo-

            graph made?

Great simplicity of manners,

united with Spanish dignity

Pure in morals and an

incorruptible patriot.

Height?  6 feet

Color of eyes?  Gray

            Complexion?  Just like you[r] color

Color of hair? (first color)  Light [?] hair

Original picture loaned to McArdle by __?  Celso Navarro

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