The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 70, July 1966 - April, 1967 Page: 290
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
" F. T. Elder28
" B. R. Sappington29
was then called before the Commission.
The accused then introduced Warrack Tunstallo as his Counsel.
He stated that he had no desire for a postponement and would
not delay the Commission.
The Charges were then read aloud by the Judge Advocate as
Office of the Military Commission
San Antonio July 4th 1862
The Confederate States
vs. No. o10
Wm. W. Gamble
"Keeping and circulating Abolition Books"
In this that, the said W. W. Gamble, being the Proprietor or
keeper of a Book or Stationer's Store in the City of San Antonio,
did keep theirin for sale and general circulation, Books, the contents
of which were of an Abolition tendency, contrary to good Order
and the peace of society.
"Attempting to pass the guards and to effect his escape from the
In this, that, the said Wm. W. Gamble, did, while confined in
the guard house of San Antonio, on or about the 16th day of
June, attempt to pass the guard and effect his escape from Custody.
The accused temporarily waived the right to cross examine, until
the Book mentioned by the witness, was brought in to Court and
was willing for the Court to question the witness.
By the Court
Where does Mr. Kidder reside?
Answer-I do not know positively, I hear of him sometimes on
the road over towards Louisiana, then Again at Austin, and some-
Question. Examine this Book sent the Commission by the Provost
2"Felix Elder, born in Kentucky about 1837, had come to Bexar County in the
1840's. U. S. Seventh Census, 1850 (Returns of Schedule 1, Free Inhabitants, for
Bexar County, Texas, microfilm, University of Texas Library), 26o.
"9B. R. Sappington was born in Tennessee about 1814 and, by 1850, was a livery
stable keeper in San Antonio. Ibid., 252.
SoWarrick Tunstall was born in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1814, moved to St. Louis
in the 184o's and with his family to San Antonio in 1854, where he was an attorney
in the 1850's and 186o's. Frederick C. Chabot, With the Makers of San Antonio
(San Antonio, 1937), 338-339.
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