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State to get historical letters from Bowie, Fannin
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"AUSTIN Two historical letters documenting early battles in the Texas Revolution against Mexico must be returned to the state, a state district judge has ruled.
The two letters came to the attention of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission in 2004, when Sotheby's placed them up for auction. The estate of Irma Lou Wilcox agreed to pull the items for a details examination.
State Archivist Christopher LaPlante determined that the documents were not legally released and must have been improperly removed from the Texas State Archives.
The state sued the Wilcox estate to reclaim the documents. The 58th State District Court in Beaumont on Wednesday ordered they be returned to the state."
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