The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 77, July 1973 - April, 1974 Page: 486
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486 Southwestern Historical Quarterly
the soldier could get to camp to warn us, these two men had rode in town
and partly accomplished their object. They have threatened to raise a force
and make a dash into town and release the man we have under guard, also
threaten to kill every officer if they have to pick them off one by one. We
have strong guards stationed about town and pickets out. I hardly think they
will do us any harm. This seems very little like times of peace. But Texas is
an outlawed state. I wish our army had gone through the entire state, and
laid it in waste. Yet there are many honorable citizens to be found. I hope
we will soon be relieved from doing duty here. I am well. hope you and the
rest of the family are well also. Mv love to all. My candle is nearly burned
and I must close.
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 77, July 1973 - April, 1974, periodical, 1973/1974; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117148/m1/548/: accessed May 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.