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NOTES AND FRAGMENTS.
ORDERS FOR GOVERNMENT SUPPLIEs.-The following are printed
from copies, kindly furnished by Mr. Phil C. Tucker, of Austin, of
originals in his possession:
QUARTERMASTER'S OFFICE,
HousToN, Dec'r 27, 1838.
To Quartermaster P. Caldwell.
SIR: You will proceed to New Orleans, and purchase the fol-
lowing articles for % of the Government of Texas.
You are requested to purchase them of good quality and at the
lowest market price in Texas promissory notes.
Forward Invoices with the goods to the Quartermaster General
at this place, care of the collector of the District of Galveston, and
draw on this department for the amount:
112 saddles, short and suitable for Spanish horses with girths,
etc.
112 circingles. Very strong.
112 Bridles double reins-with strong heavy bitts.
112 Pr. Spurs, very heavy and strong in the shank.
6 Plain field Bugles.
2 Tons Pig Lead.
50,000 musket flints, best quality.
I have the honor to be
Your obt sert
Wm G COOKE,
Q. M. G. T. A.
DEPT OF STATE
WASHINGTON Oct 4th 1843
DEAR SIR: I have time only to remind you -of your promise to
procure for this Department a copy of Websters Dictionary-and to
request that you will not delay ordering it. The work that we want
is the abridgment "(large octavo) from the quarto edition of the

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