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MANN, CHARLES L.
MANN, CHARLES L. (ca. 1825–?). Charles L. Mann, government official and Texas Ranger, was born about 1825 in Mississippi. He was appointed ad interimadjutant general of Texas on December 24, 1847; he qualified for office on January 1, 1848, and served until March 7 of that year. In January 1850 he was living in Austin, where he was an officer in the Metropolitan Division of the Sons of Temperance. The 1850 census reports that Mann owned real estate valued at $3,000. He was secretary-treasurer of the Episcopal church in Austin in January 1851. At one time he was a city magistrate in Austin and in 1857 was captain of a group of Texas Rangersqv in a filibustering expedition to Nicaragua. In August 1859 he was listed as a resident of the St. Nicholas Hotel in Dallas. He is probably the same Colonel Mann to whom Sam Houston wrote a cryptic letter on August 27, 1860, advancing plans to secure money for establishing a possible protectorate over Mexico. Apparently Mann had a son, to whom Houston sent his regards.
BIBLIOGRAPHY:Dallas Herald, October 5, 1850, January 25, 1851, February 7, 1857. C. W. Raines, Year Book for Texas (2 vols., Austin: Gammel-Statesman, 1902, 1903). Amelia W. Williams and Eugene C. Barker, eds., The Writings of Sam Houston, 1813–1863 (8 vols., Austin: University of Texas Press, 1938–43; rpt., Austin and New York: Pemberton Press, 1970). Texas State Gazette, October 5, 1850, January 25, 1851, February 7, 1857.
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