The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 11, July 1907 - April, 1908 Page: 65
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Reminiscences of Reconstruction in Texas.
and Davie, could be communicated with. In the meantime, ar-
rangements were made with the commanding general that if Oliver
and Davie would surrender he would not send them to the Bull
Pen, but that they could remain in the city on the same conditions
under which the other prisoners were held. Oliver and Davie ap-
peared, and were taken before General Reynolds; when an order
was issued discharging Judge McCraken and his associates, and
Oliver and Davie were kept in Austin to be tried by a court mar-
A Mr. Fowler, who owned a large plantation on the opposite side
of the river from Webberville, was arrested on some flimsy com-
plaint made by a negro. Although he was over seventy years old
and in feeble health, he was placed in the Bull Pen, where the
exposure gave him pneumonia, and he was moved to the city and
died in a very few days.
Much more could be written on this unpleasant subject; but
these two instances will certainly be sufficient to show the oppres-
sion to which the people were subjected under the reconstruction
regime, and to contrast therewith the blessings our people now en-
joy under a free civil government.
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