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The Fearless Fifty-Nine, John White Bower

John White Bower was the 27 year old San Patricio representative. Prior to the convention, Bower operated a ferry on the San Antonio River opposite Carlos Rancho. His most important role though was as a spy for Fannin’s spy system during the Goliad campaign. Bower’s information about Goliad influenced Fannin to abandon his plans to relieve the Alamo and return to Goliad. Towards the end of his life, he became Chief Justice for Refugio Co. The picture is his signature from the Declaration.