A Guide to the Antonio María Martínez Letters, 1817-1819
Antonio María Martínez (d. 1823) was born in Andujar, Spain, and served in the Spanish Army before becoming the last governor of Spanish Texas in 1817. He surrendered to Agustin De Iturbide, emperor of the newly independent state of Mexico, in 1822. Martínez died a year later in Mexico City.
Source: Goodwyn, Frank. “Martínez, Antonio María,”Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed February 10, 2011.http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fma65.
The Antonio María Martínez Letters, 1817-1819, document Martínez‘s administration of Spanish military forces in Texas. Martínez’s letters chronicle his attempts to maintain troop morale and the control of military garrisons against the real and perceived threats of Mexican rebels, Native Americans, and the United States.
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Antonio María Martínez Letters, 1817-1819, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.
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