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Overview

Agency History

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents of the Records

Arrangement of the Records

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Governor Edmund Jackson Davis records, 1869-1874,

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Governor Edmund Jackson Davis:

An Inventory of Governor Edmund Jackson Davis Records at the Texas State Archives, 1869-1874



Overview

Creator: Texas. Governor (1870-1874 : Davis)
Title: Governor Edmund Jackson Davis records
Dates: 1869-1874
Abstract: The governor of Texas is the chief executive officer of the state elected by citizens every four years. Edmund Jackson Davis served as governor from January 8, 1870 to January 15, 1874. These records mainly document Governor Davis' tenure during Reconstruction. Types of records include correspondence, proclamations, messages to and from the Texas Senate and House of Representatives, telegrams, orders, petitions from citizens of various counties, wrappers, and letterpress books, dating from 1869 to 1874.
Quantity: 15.5 cubic ft.
Language: These materials are written predominately in English, with scattered French, German, Latin, Russian, and Spanish throughout.
Repository: Texas State Archives
Sponsor: In May 2013 these records were adopted for conservation by Dr. Glen Sample Ely in honor of TSLAC Preservation Officer John Anderson and his many years of service. This EAD finding aid was created in part with funds provided by the Texas Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund Board for the Texas Archival Resources Online project.

Agency History

The governor of Texas is the chief executive officer of the state elected by citizens every four years. The duties and responsibilities of the governor include serving as commander-in-chief of the state's military forces; convening special sessions of the legislature for specific purposes; delivering to the legislature at the beginning of each regular session a report on the condition of the state, an accounting of all public money under the governor's control, a recommended biennial budget, an estimate of the amounts of money required to be raised by taxation, and any recommendations he deems necessary; signing or vetoing bills passed by the legislature; and executing the laws of the state.

The office of the governor of the state of Texas was created by the Texas Constitution of 1845. It superseded the office of the president of the Republic of Texas upon the annexation of Texas by the United States. The 1845 Constitution defined the term of office as two years, with no more than four years served in a six-year period. The governor was required to be thirty years old at minimum, a U.S. citizen, and a Texas resident for at least three years (Article V, Section 4).

The Constitution outlined a number of powers held by the governor of Texas. The governor acted as the commander-in-chief of the army, navy, and militia of the state unless they were transferred into service under the federal government (Article V, Section 6). He could call up a state militia to "execute the laws of the State to suppress insurrections, and to repel invasions" (Article VI, Section 4). The governor made recommendations to the legislature and provided written information on the state of the government (Article V, Section 9). He could also convene the legislature when necessary and adjourn the legislature in the case of a disagreement between the House and Senate (Article V, Section 8). The governor had the power to grant reprieves and pardons in criminal cases except those of treason or impeachment, and to approve or disapprove bills, orders, resolutions, or votes from the legislature (Article V, Sections 11, 17 and 18). The governor also appointed supreme and district court judges and an attorney general with the consent of two-thirds of the Senate (Article IV, Sections 5 and 12).

The 1845 Constitution also created the office of secretary of state, appointed by the governor and confirmed by the senate for the governor's term of service. The secretary of state worked closely with the governor and was required to "keep a fair register of all official acts and proceedings of the governor" (Article V, Section 16). The Constitution called for the election of a lieutenant governor at the time of the governor's election with the same qualifications and term of office but to be voted for separately by electors. The lieutenant governor served as president of the senate and could cast a deciding vote in ties as well as take on the governor's powers in his absence or until a new governor was elected and qualified or the previous governor was able to resume office (Article V, Section 12). In addition, it further called for the biennial election of a state treasurer and comptroller of public accounts by the legislature, with vacancies to be filled by the governor (Article V, Section 23). However, a constitutional amendment in 1850 allowed the public election of the state treasurer and comptroller.

The constitutional language defining the office of the governor changed marginally with the Texas Constitution of 1861, which was written when Texas seceded from the United States to join the Confederate States at the onset of the Civil War. The 1861 Constitution replaced mention of the United States with the Confederate States, removed a requirement for U.S. citizenship for Texas governors, raised the governor's salary, and set a date for the governor and lieutenant governor to take office after an election.

The Constitution of 1866 arose out of the Constitution of 1861 with certain amendments made during the Constitutional Convention of 1866. These amendments were intended to bring the Texas constitution back into compliance with United States law. The Constitution of 1866 made minor alterations to the office of the governor, extending his term of office to four years with no more than eight years served in a 12-year period, and increasing his salary to $4,000 annually. He was also granted the power of the item veto on appropriations and to convene the legislature outside of the state capital if necessary.

Another constitutional convention took place in 1868-1869 under the Reconstruction Acts of 1867, ultimately producing the Constitution of 1869. It affected the office of the governor by again raising the governor's salary, this time to $5,000 annually, and giving the governor the right to appoint the attorney general and secretary of state, with the other state offices being appointed by election.

(Sources: Texas Constitution of 1845, Texas Constitution of 1861, and Texas Constitution of 1866, all online at the Tarlton Law Library; S.S. McKay, "Constitution of 1845," Walter L. Buenger, "Constitution of 1861," and S.S. McKay, "Constitution of 1866," Handbook of Texas Online, all accessed on February 2, 2018.)

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Biographical Sketch

Edmund Jackson Davis served as governor of Texas from January 8, 1870, to January 15, 1874. A Florida native, Davis was born on October 2, 1827. His family moved to Texas in 1848, settling in Galveston. After reading law in Corpus Christi, he served as customs inspector in Laredo (1850-1853), district attorney (1853-1856), and then district judge (1856-1861) at Brownsville. An anti-secessionist, he was defeated in a race for the Secession Convention of 1861. In 1862, Davis left the state to avoid conscription in the Confederate Army and organized a Union cavalry regiment. He was honorably discharged as a brigadier general when the Civil War ended. As a radical Republican, Davis took part in the Constitutional Conventions of 1866 and 1868-1869.

The 1869 gubernatorial election was one of the most turbulent and controversial in Texas history. Favoritism by the military for candidate Davis over Andrew Jackson Hamilton caused Governor Elisha Marshall Pease to resign on September 30. General J.J. Reynolds ordered the drawing up of a new voter registration list, eliminating many of those who had qualified in 1867. Troops stationed at the polls probably prevented many Democrats from voting: only about half of the registered white voters actually cast a ballot, and many polling places were either not opened, or ordered closed. Irregularities were reported but never investigated, and official returns reported that Davis won by slightly more than 800 votes.

Appointed provisional governor on January 8, 1870 (about five weeks after the election and before the official outcome had been confirmed), Davis began a four-year term and was inaugurated on April 28, 1870. After the state legislature ratified the 14th and 15th Amendments, the civilian rule of the state officially replaced the military rule on March 30, 1870. The Constitution of 1869 had given the governor power to appoint more than 9,000 offices, impinging on the independence of local government and the will of the people. A taxpayers' convention met in September 1871, chaired by E.M. Pease, to protest taxes, expenditures, and the legislature's cancellation of that year's regular elections. A special election was held in October, with Democratic victories for seats to the U.S. Congress. Democrats won a majority in the state legislature the next year, despite the presence of the state police at polling places. The legislature nearly impeached Governor Davis in 1873. The Texas Supreme Court in Ex Parte Rodriquez (the "semi-colon case" of December 1873) invalidated the election of 1873 in which Richard Coke had defeated Davis. Texans ignored this decision, and President Ulysses S. Grant refused to intervene on Davis' behalf. Davis did not intend to leave office until April 1874, but he did so reluctantly in January, officially marking the end of Reconstruction in Texas. Davis was defeated in the 1880 gubernatorial race and again in the 1882 congressional race. He died in Austin on February 7, 1883.

(Source: Carl H. Moneyhon, "Davis, Edmund Jackson," Handbook of Texas Online, accessed on February 2, 2018.)

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Scope and Contents of the Records

The governor of Texas is the chief executive officer of the state elected by citizens every four years. Edmund Jackson Davis served as governor from January 8, 1870, to January 15, 1874. These records mainly document Governor Davis' tenure during Reconstruction. Types of records include correspondence, proclamations, messages to and from the Texas Senate and House of Representatives, telegrams, orders, petitions from citizens of various counties, wrappers, and letterpress books, dating from 1869 to 1874. Letters relate to recommendations and requests for appointment to office, reports of crimes committed and requests for assistance in capturing criminals, recommendations and requests for pardons and paroles, and the physical and financial welfare of the railroads. Letters relating to the removal of political disabilities refer to the disabilities imposed by Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, which prohibited individuals who had been active in the rebellion from eligibility for government employment. Also included are printed orders from the headquarters of the U.S. Fifth Military District and correspondence with various state and local officials.

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Arrangement of the Records

Arrangement is by type of material, then chronologically by month. Undated materials are filed at the end of each type. A small amount of correspondence dated 1870-1873 follows the proclamations.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Materials do not circulate, but may be used in the State Archives search room. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Restrictions on Use

Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Technical Requirements

The letterpress volumes are too fragile to be photocopied.

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Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Personal Names:
Davis, E. J. (Edmund Jackson), 1827-1883.
Corporate Names:
Texas. Office of the Governor.
United States. Army. Military District, 5th.
Subjects (Organizations):
Texas. Militia.
Subjects:
Governors--Texas.
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)--Texas.
Railroads--Texas.
Crime--Texas.
Places:
Texas--Politics and government.
Texas--Officials and employees--Selection and appointment.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas.
Proclamations--Texas.
Petitions--Texas.
Letterpress copybooks--Texas.
Telegrams--Texas.
Orders (military records)--Texas.

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Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
There are several holdings indexed under Edmund J. Davis in the Manuscripts Collection database in the Archives search room. See Archives staff for assistance.
Texas General Land Office incoming correspondence, 1837-1899, 374.25 cubic ft., plus 7 volumes
Texas Secretary of State bonds and oaths, 1837-1844, 1846-1920, 73.91 cubic ft., 3 reels microfilm (duplicates)
Texas Secretary of State executive record books, 1835-1917, 15.18 cubic ft. (originals), 14 reels of microfilm (duplicates)
Texas Secretary of State governor's clemency proclamations, 1870, 1874-2009, 15.21 cubic ft. (originals), 165 reels of microfilm (originals), 9 reels of microfilm (duplicates)
Texas Treasury Department (outgoing) letterpress books, 1870-1919, about 37.12 cubic ft. (422 volumes) [There is no finding aid for this unprocessed collection. The call numbers are 4-1/8, 45, and 56.]
Texas Secretary of State (outgoing) letterpress book, 1871, 0.47 cubic ft. [There is no finding aid for this unprocessed volume. Outgoing correspondence is from Secretaries of State J.E. Oldright and James P. Newcomb. The call number is 4-16/162B.]
Publications
Moneyhon, Carl H., Edmund J. Davis: Civil War General, Republican Leader, Reconstruction Governor. Fort Worth, Tex. : Texas Christian University Press, 2010.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Texas Governor Edmund Jackson Davis records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 2014/110

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by an unknown state agency during the 20th century. An accession number was assigned for control purposes on May 20, 2014.

Processing Information

Finding aid updated by Tonia J. Wood, December 1995

Corrections and further encoding to TARO project standards by Tonia J. Wood, March 2001

Finding aid converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by TARO using the conversion stylesheet v1to02.xsl, July 22, 2003

Re-foldering, re-housing, and DACS-compliance by Aditi Worcester, May 2014

Folder-level description and updates by Tiffany Criswell, November 2017

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Detailed Description of the Records

Governor Edmund Jackson Davis records, 1869-1874,
15.51 cubic ft.

Box Folder
2014/110-1 1. Correspondence, July 1868, March 1869
[Records include a report to Governor Davis from the Committee on Lawlessness and Violence and recommendations to C. Delano on behalf of Henry J. Nichols for a leadership position "in the benighted region of Texas."]
2. Correspondence, April-May 1869
[Records include a document from the U.S. Supreme Court regarding the case of Texas v. White; a letter to Gov. Davis regarding Treasury Secretary George Washington Paschal and Texas indemnity bonds; and an application for a Galveston port collector.]
3. Correspondence, June 1869
[Records include a letter from Susan Leffel from Pilot Point, reporting the murder of her husband, lawlessness, and plundering in Denton County. Records also include a Russian language letter (with a translation) from a Russian resident asking where immigrant Joseph Smolinsky settled in Texas.]
4. Correspondence, August 1869
[Records include a newspaper clipping regarding politics, Gov. Davis, and a bond for M.A. McBride, arrested in Parker County, related to the case of The State of Texas v. William Findlay.]
5. Correspondence, October-November 1869
[Records include an application for a Galveston bar pilot; a Shackelford County notary public; a letter from Charles J. Murphy in Brownsville regarding customs; a Galveston petition pledging to prevent any opposition to Capt. McCormick as chief of police; and a printed proclamation from Gov. Pease regarding Texas being subject to military authority.]
6. Correspondence, December 1869
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a college scrip agent in Ohio, Galveston and Waco district judgeships, a Supreme Court clerk, a Wharton assessor, a Clarksville deputy marshal, and Daniel D. Claiborne for a Supreme Court judgeship. Records also include a letter from B.F. Barkley in Birdville reporting violence and lawlessness in Tarrant County; a statement from B.F. Barkley reporting that M. Morgan was issued a warrant for theft and asking for the replacement of various county officers; a letter from Samuel J. Galbraith in Bonham hoping to have election results set aside due to "all kinds of fraud and villainy"; a letter from F.H. Stephen in Waco regarding Gov. Davis' election; a letter from N.H. Davis reporting that military support will be necessary to effectively hold court in Madison County; a letter from Thomas Bryant in Springville regarding local election results; and a letter from J.D. Mangum in Salem, Texas, regarding power of attorney.]
7. Correspondence, January 1-7, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Victoria postmaster, State Lunatic Asylum superintendent, a Wilson County district judgeship, a porter at the Capitol, and Houston County officers. Records also include a letter from S.S. Jones in Dallas requesting the removal of J.K.P. Record's political disabilities; a letter from R. Peterson in Paris hoping for election results to be set aside due to fraud and intimidation; a Lamar County petition for the county to be attached to Gen. George P. Buell's military district; and a letter from State Policeman Thomas Sheriff in Crockett regarding difficulties in executing Gen. Davidson's order to investigate "the late outrageous election."]
8. Correspondence, January 8-11, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a commissioner of deeds in California, Crockett and Waco district judgeships, a census taker, a Supreme Court clerkship, and a state lunatic asylum superintendent. Records also include a letter from Attorneys Sherwood & Flournoy in Galveston requesting a requisition on the governor of Missouri for Frederick Biebusch, wanted for forgery; a printed notice and newspaper clippings announcing government appointments, including E.J. Davis for governor, by Brevet Maj. Gen. Reynolds; letters relating to appointment various municipal officers; applications from M.W. Wheeler in Shelby County and A.H. Phillips in Galveston for the removal of their political disabilities; letters from George W. Paschal and Treasury Department Comptroller R.W. Taylor in Washington, D.C., regarding indemnity bonds; and a letter from Cruise Carson in Brownsville requesting the replacement or appointment of certain county officers.]
9. Correspondence, January 12-13, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Capitol clerkship, a commissioner of deeds in New York, a Galveston justice of the peace, Grimes County treasurer, a census taker, and a state lunatic asylum superintendent. Records also include a letter from N. Patten and G.T. Ruby in Galveston recommending the removal and appointment of certain officials; a letter from Cameron County commissioners H. Haupt And L. Schlinger protesting the actions of their county court; a letter from Cruise Carson in Brownsville regarding a special county court session held to investigate a sheriff's conduct during and after an election; and a note from R. Peterson in Paris reporting violence and lawlessness in his area.]
10. Correspondence, January 14-17, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Brenham, Hillsboro, Waco, and Brazoria County district judges; a commissioner of deeds in South Carolina; Blanco County surveyor; and superintendents of public instruction and of the state blind asylum; and Corpus Christi officers. Records also include a letter from an Iowa resident regarding starting a German colony in Texas; a letter from Comptroller A. Bledsoe regarding costs for printing and engraving frontier defense bonds; a letter from C.H. Blood in New Orleans, Louisiana, hoping for a recommendation for his son Daniel Richardson Blood to attend West Point; and a letter from George P. Douglas to Col N. Patten regarding Gen. Reynolds requiring all cattle and hides to be inspected before shipment from Galveston.]
11. Correspondence, January 18, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Bastrop and Indianola district attorneys, Cameron and Dallas County notaries public, and B.W. Gray for a Supreme Court judgeship. Records also include a letter from James P. Butler in Houston hoping for the removal of W.H. Howard and appointment of M.H. Goddin as Walker County judge; a letter from a Galveston resident complaining of ill treatment by Mr. Patten and Mr. Ruby due to racism; a letter from Gen. J.J. Reynolds in Austin regarding Attorneys Sherwood and Flournoy hoping for the arrest of a forger; a letter from H. Taylor in Corpus Christi regarding Capt. John Dix's sudden death after being appointed postmaster; correspondence regarding A.T. Vauzile's commission for Galveston bar branch pilot and other documents he is seeking; a Galveston petition from N. Patten and others calling for the removal of E. McCormick as chief of police; a letter from U. Trulock in Paris calling for the replacement and appointment of certain officers; and a document from Gov. Davis naming Frank Britton his private secretary.]
12. Correspondence, January 19-20, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including superintendents of the penitentiary and of the state lunatic asylum, a Galveston justice of the peace, and a Dallas district clerk. Records also include an anonymous letter regarding the Ku Klux Klan and treatment of freedmen; a letter from J.W. McDonald in Houston protesting J.M. Kaumheimer's nomination for notary public; a letter from freedman John M. Donaldson in Austin regarding the local political climate; and a letter from Henry O. Perkins in Houston regarding the removal of his political disabilities.]
13. Correspondence, January 21-23, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Galveston hospital surgeon, a Tyler district judgeship, and superintendent of immigration. Records also include resignations from Secretary of State W. Philips and La Grange Mayor E.L. Alford; a letter from Gen. J.J. Reynolds regarding Philips' resignation as Secretary of State; a letter from Gen. J.J. Reynolds in Austin regarding Gov. Davis replacing officers in Cameron County; and a letter from John S. Rhea in Galveston regarding appointment of local officers.]
14. Correspondence, January 24, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Galveston notary public, a census taker, and a Tyler district judge. Records also include typed copies of letters from W.E. Jones and from Peter Gallagher in San Antonio regarding Rangers, Indian depredations, and frontier defense; a Sherman petition calling for the replacement of a Grayson County clerk; a Galveston petition from Samuel Dodge and others requesting the removal of E. McMormick as chief of police; a letter from R.O. Love in Houston regarding his candidacy for secretary of the Senate; a letter from W.J. Neely in Victoria requesting information relating to his appointment as district clerk; an application from John S. Givens in Indianola for the removal of his political disabilities; and a letter from F.A. Vaughn in Seguin endorsing the removal of Sheriff-elect John F. Gordon's political disabilities.]
15. Correspondence, January 25-26, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Columbus and Tyler district judges, a commissioner of deeds in New York, and a legislative bookkeeper at the Capitol. Records also include a letter from a Calvert resident regarding J.A. Ellison's resignation as mayor; a letter from Elisha M. Pease regarding railroad bonds and the Houston and Texas Central Railway Company; a letter from W.H. Goddin in Huntsville calling for the removal of W.H. Howard as county judge; a letter from Gov. Davis to "General" calling for William L. Booth to take A.B. Norton's place as a Hill County judge; a letter from Benjamin Franklin Barkley in Fort Worth reporting racial violence in his area; a letter from Wesley Ogden in Lavaca regarding the location of a government depot; a letter from J.H. Fowler in Paris regarding election results; and a application from Walker Wheeler and another Brenham citizen for the removal of their political disabilities.]
16. Correspondence, January 27, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including San Antonio and Tyler district judges; superintendents of public instruction and of the state penitentiary; and John W. Glenn for the U.S. Senate. Records also include a document regarding Judge A.B. Norton's replacement with William L. Booth in Hill County; a letter from Bastrop county clerk William M. Spitter relating to the murder of Bob and Jerry Burnett; and a letter from Houston Sheriff A.B. Hall and clerk A.K. Taylor withdrawing their recommendations for Judge Masterson as district judge.]
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2014/110-2 17. Correspondence, January 28-29, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including district judgeships in Galveston, Jefferson, Sherman, Tyler, and Waco; Z. Norton for a Supreme Court judgeship; Burnet County assessor and collector; and superintendent of public schools. Records also include a letter from Anthony M. Dignowity in San Antonio asking for Gov. Davis' support for the U.S. Senate; a letter from Emily Wheeler in Galveston regarding her late husband Judge Wheeler's claims against the state for unpaid salary; a letter from Samuel H. Milliken in Weatherford reporting indictments for William Findlay, William Allen, and Jack Hayden from the Parker County court 1869 fall term; a letter from Thomas C. Bean in Bonham protesting the appointment of F.D. Piner as a judge; a letter from M. Leeper in Sherman regarding local dissatisfaction with elections; letters relating to appointing and holding various municipal offices; a letter from B. Trigg in Bastrop regarding his appointment as district attorney; a letter from R.O. Faires in La Grange reporting he is disqualified from his new appointment as sheriff as his political disabilities have not been removed; a proclamation from Gov. Pease naming George W. Paschal as Agent and Attorney for the State of Texas in Washington, D.C., and granting Paschal full power of Texas indemnity bonds; two statements from Gov. Davis revoking G.W. Paschal's position; a letter from Gov. Davis to the Speaker of the House regarding G.W. Paschal's removal and claims against the state; and a telegram from George W. Paschal in Washington, D.C., regarding his claims against the state.]
18. Correspondence, January 30-31, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a census commissioner, superintendent of public instruction and of the State Lunatic Asylum, Tarrant County officers, and San Antonio and Waco district judgeships. Records also include a Houston petition calling for the replacement of certain local officials; a letter from F. Boding in New Braunfels complaining of parties driving off stock in his area; an application from Osceola Archer in Indianola for the removal of his political disabilities; a letter from H.C. Beaty in Gonzales County withdrawing his resignation as justice of the peace; and a statement from a Tarrant County resident regarding ill treatment due to his political affiliations.]
19. Correspondence, January, 1870
[Records include an application for a commissioner of deeds in New York; a recommendation for a Columbus district judge; and a petition from William J. Long and other Belton citizens applying for the removal of their political disabilities.]
20. Correspondence, February 1, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Brazos County notary public, Brazoria County commissioner, Austin and Houston district judges, a penitentiary superintendent, and Burleson County sheriff. Records also include a letter from J.C. Russell in Corpus Christi regarding an act of 1860 relating to land west of the Nueces River; a letter from William Phillips in San Augustine requesting a district judge be appointed in his area; a letter from J.C. Ogle in Galveston regarding the bond of State Treasurer G.W. Honey; a letter from Montgomery County Judge Pleasant M. Yell requesting a reward be offered for the arrest of Alexander R. Baugh; and a letter from James A. McKee in Galveston protesting the removal of E. McCormick as chief of police.]
21. Correspondence, February 2-3, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Falls County district judge, superintendent of public instruction, a Bastrop district attorney, and a postmaster at Corpus Christi. Records also include a letter from Joseph S. Wilson from the General Land Office (GLO) in Washington, D.C., requesting Texas geological specimens and other scientific information; letters relating to holding and appointing various municipal offices; letters relating to elected officials being disqualified for their political disabilities; and a petition from J.H. Banton in Huntsville to have his political disabilities removed.]
22. Correspondence, February 4-5, 1870
[Records include include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Austin and Gainesville district judges, a Matagorda district attorney, a penitentiary superintendent, a Pass Cavallo bar branch pilot, a commissioner of immigration, and a Travis County notary public. Records also include a Parker County court document regarding The State of Texas v. William Findlay; a letter from John P. Osterhout to John S. Glenn regarding his aspirations for judgeship; a letter from N. Holland in Bellville protesting the appointment of J.P. Osterhout as district judge; correspondence regarding the removal of Austin Mayor Leander Brown and recommending Lawson B. Collins as his replacement; and a letter from W.R. Cowan in Lockhart regarding the claims of Capt. William W. Montgomery.]
23. Correspondence, February 6-7, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including an Aransas Bar pilot and wreck master, a Victoria County sheriff and notary public, an Austin district attorney, and a Nueces County commissioner.]
24. Correspondence, February 8, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Austin, Galveston, and Navasota district judges; an Austin assessor and collector; a Brazoria County judge; superintendent of public instruction; and a Cameron County notary public. Records also include a letter from E.L. Alford recommending the removal of M. Faires' political disabilities; a letter from John Weldon in San Patricio regarding the laws for marks and brands on cattle; a letter from Angel Navarro in Medina applying to translate Gov. Davis' message into Spanish for the state's Mexican constituency; a letter from William H. Russell in Austin calling for the removal of H. Stearns as a county judge; letters from S.N. Wood in Florence, Texas, and Daniel Butterfield in New York regarding railroads; a letter from Judge Seymore White in Wallisville regarding jury recruiting; and letters from Comptroller R.W. Taylor in Washington, D.C., regarding the removal of G.W. Paschal as agent for the state of Texas.]
25. Correspondence, February 9, 1870
[Records include recommendations for McKinney and Paris district judges and Victoria County sheriff; a letter from S.S. Jones in Dallas protesting the appointment of J.K.R. Record as a judge; a letter from James P. Kean in Victoria regarding a stock law; a letter from W.J. Neely in Victoria protesting the appointment of J. Paul Jones as sheriff; an application from A.W. Richard in Belton for the removal of his political disabilities; a statement by Gov. Davis listing his reasons for removing G.W. Paschal as Texas' agent for bond sales; and correspondence regarding power of attorney between Gov. Davis and Thomas J. Durant.]
26. Correspondence, February 10-12, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a commissioner of deeds in North Carolina and El Paso and Sherman district judges. Records also include applications from William H. Woodward in Indianola and John E. George in Montgomery County for the removal of their political disabilities; a letter from J.G. Tracy in Austin regarding bonds; and a letter from Sam Dodge and William E. Parker in Galveston requesting the removal of E. McCormick as chief of police.]
27. Correspondence, February 13-14, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Brazos County surveyor, superintendent of public instruction, and Columbus and Sherman district judgeships. Records also include a letter from James A. McKee in Galveston protesting the removal of E. McCormick as chief of police; a resolution from the North Carolina Assembly regarding the peanut tariff; and a letter from L.G. Dawson to William Hedman regarding his desire to return to Henderson.]
28. Correspondence, February 15-16, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Austin, Denton, and San Antonio district judgeships; Robertson County sheriff; mayor of Bremond; Bee County tax collector and treasurer; and a State Lunatic Asylum superintendent. Records also include correspondence regarding Burnet County assessor and collector T.A. Posey not qualifying for office; a letter from a Kentucky resident regarding immigration; and a letter from A.F. Otto in Austin regarding Capt. Montgomery's widow.]
29. Correspondence, February 17-20, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including superintendents of immigration and education; commissioners of deeds; Brenham, Montgomery, and Victoria district judges; Calvert assessor and collector; and an Indianola bar branch pilot. Records also include a letter from Fannin County District Clerk Carter Taylor protesting the appointment of F.D. Piner as district judge; a letters from M.N. Goddin and H.C. Oliphant in Huntsville protesting the appointment of James A. Baker as a judge; a letter from F.A. Vaughn in Seguin recommending the removal of J.O. Douglass' political disabilities; a certificate from Gov. Davis naming J. Sable bar branch pilot for the port of Galveston; a letter from Greenville Dowell in Galveston regarding matters presented to the legislature; a letter from an Iowa resident regarding immigration; a statement from Jacob Wiggins in Cherokee County, given to W.M. Waddell, regarding voter fraud; and a telegram from Thomas J. Durant in Washington, D.C., regarding power of attorney.]
30. Correspondence, February 21-23, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including superintendents for the penitentiary and state lunatic asylum; a Nueces County inspector of hides and animals; and Huntsville, San Antonio, Sherman, and Tyler district judgeships. Records also include a letter from H.B. Jones in Union Hill regarding establishing a harbor at the mouth of the Brazos River; a letter from Victoria Mayor John Mahon regarding local inspection of hides and animals; applications from Waco Attorneys John C. West and W.C. Carroll in Rio Grande City for the removal of their political disabilities; and a letter from A. Zoeller in Austin enclosing a translation of a letter from Russia.]
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2014/110-3 31. Correspondence, February 24-25, 1870
[Records include an application for a Paris justice of the peace; a recommendation for a Fannin County clerk; a letter from James W. Stephenson in Paris regarding new officials taking office; a letter from M.H. Goddin in Huntsville regarding African American men serving on juries; a letter from Thomas J. Durant in Washington, D.C., regarding power of attorney and other documents; a letter from Samuel M. Jarvis in Laredo regarding the character of county officers; letters relating to the appointment of various municipal officers; a letter from John A. Bagby in Clarksville regarding command of Lamar County; a letter from E.B. Wines in New York regarding the National Prison Congress; and a letter from Robert Zapp in Austin regarding the removal of A. Dornwell as justice of the peace for not being a U.S. citizen.]
32. Correspondence, February 26-27, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Galveston bar branch pilot; Ellis, Lamar, Lampasas, and Walker County judges; a commissioner of deeds in Alabama; a clerkship at the Capitol; and an assessor of internal revenue.]
33. Correspondence, February 28, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Paris assessor and collector; a letter from James Bryden in Rio Grande City regarding the appointment of F.E. McMannus as district judge; and a letter from James P. Butler requesting the replacement of a county clerk.]
34. Correspondence, March 1-2, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Clem. R. Waters for mayor of Bremond, a San Antonio district judgeship, and a Refugio County notary public. Records also include a letter from Gen. William Starke Rosecrans in New York regarding a memorial to Congress regarding conditions in Mexico; a letter from M.M. Goddin in Huntsville regarding a capias and J.O. Wyley; a letter from Thomas J. Durant in Washington, D.C., regarding Judge Paschal; a letter from William Divine in Marlin claiming he was slandered by the Falls County Pioneer; and a letter from George W. Paschal in Washington, D.C., regarding power of attorney, bonds, and other documents.]
35. Correspondence, March 3-5, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Corpus Christi justice of the peace; a Washington County inspector of weights and measures; a letter from M.W. Goddin in Huntsville regarding African American men serving on juries; and a Belton district judge. Records also include a letter from James W. Stephenson in Paris regarding the enabling act, with a clipping from Harper's Bazaar reporting on Tennessee's contentious recent election; a letter from N.A.M. Dudley in Huntsville regarding character references; a letter from Thomas J. Durant in Washington, D.C., regarding court cases and bonds; a letter from R.K. Gay in Columbus recommending selling the Panhandle; a letter from the Texas Cavalry Committee of Galveston asking for reimbursement for services rendered by former members of the 1st Texas Cavalry Regiment; and a letter from Thomas J. Durant in Washington, D.C., regarding The State of Texas v. George W. White, John Chiles, and others.]
36. Correspondence, March 6-9, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Harrison County surveyor, commissioners of immigration and deeds, a Calhoun County court clerk, an Austin district judge, and Limestone and Travis County notaries public. Records also include a letter from Thomas Kearney at the Corpus Christi port custom house requesting guards for custom houses; letters relating to various municipal officers; a letter from J.L. Halbert in Corsicana regarding Navarro County having no district court despite national troops in their county maintain peace and order; a letter from A.M. Shockley reporting lawlessness in Karnes County and asking for military relief; a letter from John Joseph Heller in Houston regarding the local political climate; and a letter from J.M. Thurmond in Austin reporting Robert Martin offering a bribe to procure a district judgeship.]
37. Correspondence, March 10-14, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Walker County judge, Corpus Christi city officers, a Refugio magistrate, a commissioner of deeds in Washington, D.C., mayor of Bremond, a Huntsville constable, a census taker, and a petition for Gen. J.J. Reynolds to establish a military post at Crockett. Records also include a typed copy of a letter from A.J. Harrison to M.C. Hamilton regarding attacks on freedmen and asking to be appointed agent to "the three tribes of Indians now living in Polk County"; various applications and endorsements for the removal of political disabilities; a letter from U.S. Marshal William E. Parker in Galveston regarding the dismissal of George P. Douglass; letters relating to appointing various municipal officers; a letter from Hamilton Fish in Washington, D.C., regarding the 13th, 14th, and 15th U.S. Constitutional amendments; a letter from John A. Bagby in Clarksville reporting local lawlessness and requesting troops in Lamar and Fannin Counties to protect freedmen and restore order.]
38. Correspondence, March 15-17, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Judge Lindsey for a Supreme Court judgeship, a commissioner of deeds in Alabama, a census taker, a Huntsville justice of the peace, Robertson County surveyor, Hempstead officers, and a Waller County judge. Records also include a letter from William Phillips in San Augustine reporting that his area justice of the peace was disqualified; a letter from J.G. Ball in Hempstead regarding removing the Austin County court; a San Antonio petition for the removal of T.T. Teel's political disabilities; a letter from Ira H. Evans in Corpus Christi requesting the replacement or appointment of certain municipal officers; and a letter from George Pffeiffer in New Braunfels requesting more frequent mail service.]
39. Correspondence, March 18, 1870
[Records include an application for a census taker; correspondence between Gov. Davis and Thomas J. Durant in Washington, D.C., regarding agreements made by former Governors Throckmorton and Pease; a letter from W.H. Clounch in Hopkins County regarding an affidavit in which Jesse Mitchell states he is too intimidated to move his family from Tarrant to Titus County due to threats of violence; a letter from Lee Green in Hallettsville requesting an election to fill local vacancies; and a letter from a West Virginia inquiring about immigration to Texas.]
40. Correspondence, March 19, 1870
[Records include include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Cameron and Waco judges, a commissioner of deeds in South Carolina, and a Paris district clerk. Records also include a letter from William H. Burkhart in Matagorda regarding his appointment as district judge and a letter from R. Peterson in Paris requesting the appointment of Judge Hart so Lamar County can hold court.]
41. Correspondence, March 20-23, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Wharton district attorney, a Washington County inspector of hides and animals, a wreck master for the port of Brazos Santiago, a commissioner of deeds in Georgia, a Grayson County district clerk, and a Bowie County notary public. Records also include letters relating to appointing or holding various municipal officers; correspondence regarding Calixto Nunez, defaulting assessor and collector of Bexar County; a letter from D.F. Davis in Waco requesting the removal of county clerk M.R. Holliday; a letter from Thomas B. Hunt in Austin regarding a pardon not being granted to Ben Thompson; and a letter from A.P. Shuford in Jefferson requesting a requisition on the governor of Louisiana for two bank robbers.]
42. Correspondence, March 24-27, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Galveston constable, superintendent of public schools, a Hillsboro district clerk, state engineer, La Grange officer, and a Houston cotton weigher. Records also include a letter from William H. Russell in La Grange regarding the removal of his political disabilities; a letter from James Brown in Kaufman reporting intimidation of freedmen in a recent election; a letter from J.C. Stone in Hillsboro regarding fraud and corruption claims by Capt. Grafton; a letter from Charles E. Morse in Austin regarding an investigation on the treasury robbery; a letter from George P. Buell and Jacob Wagner in Jefferson regarding a military commission trial and sentences for Samuel Cox and Charles Green; and a letter from George W.L. Fly in Gonzales County regarding immigration.]
43. Correspondence, March 28-29, 1870
[Records include recommendations for a San Saba County treasurer, a Calvert alderman, and Robertson County surveyor; letters relating to various municipal officers; a letter from R.K. Gay in Columbus recommending a plan for agricultural education; a letter from superintendent N.A.M. Dudley in Huntsville regarding manufacturing at the penitentiary; a letter from James R. Burnett in Crockett expressing concern that Capt. Riley Blain's political disabilities were not removed; and correspondence regarding the search for late Bexar County assessor and collector Calixto Nunez and his deputy Mr. Mondragon near Piedras Negras.]
44. Correspondence, March 30-31, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a letter from John W. Glenn in Washington, D.C., reporting that the bill for the admission of Texas passed in Congress; a letter from Calvert Mayor M. Connolly requesting the replacement of a local alderman and assessor; a letter from "Agent and Counsel of the United States before the Joint American and Mexican Commission" J. Ashton regarding money due to Mr. Moore and Mr. Ledbetter; and an application from John E. George in Dallas for the removal of his political disabilities.]
45. Correspondence, April 1-3, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Galveston district judge, a penitentiary superintendent, and a Navarro County district clerk. Records also include a letter from Nebraska Governor David Butler reporting the capital moving from Omaha to Lincoln; an affidavit from Calvin P. Wright regarding being robbed by R.B. Blackburn in Brenham; a letter from N.A.M. Dudley at the Hunstville penitentiary reporting on the behavior of Thomas W. Riley; a letter from Amos Merrill in Austin regarding holding a supreme court session; a letter from a Hamburg, North German Confederation, resident regarding real estate; a letter from William Sheriff in Richmond asking for information regarding his status as a county judge; an application from C.J. Stockbridge in Brenham for the removal of his political disabilities; a letter from Gov. Davis to E.M. Pease requesting information relating to George Paschal and the case of Texas v. George Peabody and Co.; and a letter from Lewis Korn in San Antonio regarding his son being taken by Native Americans.]
46. Correspondence, April 4-5, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Limestone County notary public, a superintendent of public instruction, a Burleson County judge, Robertson County surveyor, and a Montgomery County justice of the peace and notary public. Records also include letters relating to appointing or holding various municipal officers; a resignation from J.M. Litten and Mr. Amos, managers of the State Lunatic Asylum; a letter from J.J. Reynolds in Austin regarding C.H. Porter's request for aid in making bail after being arrested for eight different changes; a letter from C.B. Sabin in Houston requesting Gov. Davis' recommendation for a federal judgeship; and a letter from E.M. Pease reporting that documents relating to George Paschal are in the executive records kept by the secretary of state; a Huntsville petition from M.H. Goddin and others protesting the appointment of Col. Dudley as penitentiary superintendent; and a letter from Seymour White in Jasper reporting violence and lawlessness in his area.]
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2014/110-4 47. Correspondence, April 6-9, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including superintendents of education and of the state penitentiary, a Navarro County notary public, a Pass Cavallo bar branch pilot, a Cameron County assessor and collector, and mayor of Marshall. Records also include a letter from O.N. Hollingsworth and W.O. Hutchison in San Marcos hoping to borrow a flag and artillery to celebrate the anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto; a letter from C.G. Campbell in Brenham requesting a day be set aside for thanksgiving and prayer; a letter from August Siemering regarding German immigration; a letter from Samuel V. Everhart in Brenham regarding U.S. marshals for Austin and Houston Counties; letters relating to various municipal officers; and a letter from M.A. Morris in Kaufman regarding elections and intimidation in his area.]
48. Correspondence, April 10-11, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a commissioner of deeds in New York, a clerkship at the Capitol, Refugio and Van Zandt County surveyors, superintendent of education, and a congressional chaplain. Records also include a letter from F.W. Glenn in Galveston regarding penitentiary taxes; a letter from J.C. Russell in Corpus Christi regarding a proposed act relating to land west of the Nueces River; letters from J.J. Reynolds and E.B. Turner in Austin regarding District Attorney Edward Collier being disqualified to hear certain cases; letters relating to appointing or qualifying for various municipal offices; a letter from J.W. Marshall in Washington, D.C., regarding Hope and Refugio post offices; a letter from clerk George T. Metcalf in Washington, D.C., forwarding congressional volumes; a letter from William R. Reagan in Marlin regarding an upcoming election; a letter from GLO Commissioner Jacob Kuechler in Austin regarding land granted by the state for internal improvements; a letter from James King in Fairfield regarding the Ku Klux Klan and violence against freedmen; and a letter from S.H. Russell regarding the murder of Maj. John B. Lochman.]
49. Correspondence, April 12, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including superintendents of education and of the state penitentiary, a Palestine district judge, and a clerkship at the Capitol. Records also include a letter from Presidio County Justice of the Peace John Moczygemba reporting that W.E. Friedlander is still acting as justice of the peace after his military appointment expired; a letter from Samuel J. Galbraith in Bonham recommending the removal of B.R. Sanders' political disabilities; a letter from James W. Barnes in Washington, D.C., regarding land grants for internal improvements; a letter from Polk County Judge John R. Johnson regarding local outrages; a letter from Miles A. Lawrence in Zanzenburgh regarding the murder of his son Daniel B. Lawrence; a letter from T.J. Carraway in Jasper enclosing police court proceedings relating to local elections; and a letter from Samuel J. Galbraith in Bonham protesting the appointment of R.H. Taylor as district judge.]
50. Correspondence, April 13-14, 1870
[Records include a Galveston alderman recommendation; an application for a Capitol clerkship; letters relating to the election, appointment, and retention of various municipal offices; a letter from R.N. Mills in Brazos County reporting the arrest of Rep. Gardiner; an affidavit from George P. Boyd and H.H. Ribble in Sherman stating that Solomon Bostick is disqualified from holding office; and a letter from Waters S. Davis and Albert Somerville in Galveston protesting the behavior of recorder Adolph Waitz.]
51. Correspondence, April 15-17, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including superintendent of education, an immigration agent for German speakers, and a Houston notary public. Records also include letters from Gen. J.J. Reynolds in Austin and E.S. Bell in Ellis County regarding election results; and a letter from William J. Phillips in Wharton regarding the supervisor of internal revenue office.]
52. Correspondence, April 18, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Calvert constable, a commissioner of deeds in New York, a penitentiary superintendent, and a Concho County inspector of hides and animals. Records also include a Woodville petition regarding "the Alabama Coshatee [Coushatta] & Muscogee tribes of Indians now residing in Polk County Texas who have for the last four years suffered materially for an efficient agent" and nominating Judge A.J. Harrison for the appointment; letters relating to appointing various municipal officers; a letter from Charles H. Porter in Austin asking for relief after being jailed for embezzlement of county funds; and a letter from Thomas Durant in Washington, D.C., regarding George W. Paschal's claims for compensation and efforts to track him down in Washington.]
53. Correspondence, April 19, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Concho County inspector of hides and animals, superintendent of public schools, a commissioner of deeds in New Orleans, and an immigration agent. Records also include a letter from F.W. Glenn in Galveston regarding penitentiary taxes; a letter from Waco Mayor B.F. Harris stating he did not sign a recommendation for M.L. Morrow for county clerk; a petition from O.M. Wheeler and others in Austin protesting the Travis County inspector of hides and animals; a letter from John E. George in Danville requesting information relating to the test oath; and a letter from James M. Russell in Gonzales inquiring if he is still county surveyor under his military appointment by Gen. J.J. Reynolds.]
54. Correspondence, April 20, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Houston assessor and collector, William W. Wallace for a Supreme Court judgeship, a Huntsville district judge, and a commissioner of deeds in New Orleans. Records also include a letter from J.K. McCreary in Indianola regarding the removal of federally appointed officers; letters from Thomas J. Durant in Washington, D.C., regarding state bonds; and letters from Comptroller A. Bledsoe regarding tax collection.]
55. Correspondence, April 21-22, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including mayor of Bastrop, superintendent of immigration, and R.D. Johnson for a Supreme Court judgeship. Records also include a letter from Ohio state librarian S.G. Harbaugh regarding a delayed package held at Brenham; a letter from E.C. Chambers in Montgomery asking if elections will be ordered throughout the state for justices of the peace; a letter from Charles E. Morse regarding a quarantine; an application from Tandy R. Anderson in Laredo for the removal of his political disabilities; a petition from T.J. Word, John H. Reagan, and other in Palestine protesting the appointment of John G. Scott as judge.]
56. Correspondence, April 23-25, 1870
[Records include a nomination for a Navarro County clerk; applications for immigration superintendent; letters relating to appointing various municipal officers; a letter from W.P. Marshall in Richmond requesting pay and official commissions for the positions he has been holding; a letter from V. Holland in Bellville protesting the appointment of J.P. Osterhout as a judge; a letter from Thomas B. Purnell in Rusk to M. Priest endorsing the removal of John S. Black's political disabilities; a letter from Ohio Governor R.B. Hays enclosing a copy of the "Joint Resolution "Requesting the aid of Congress relative to the central water line of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal""; a letter from Edward Miner Gallaudet in Washington, D.C., regarding a national college for deaf mutes; a letter from J. Hubley Ashton in Washington, D.C., regarding claims from Piedras Negras residents against the United States; a letter from J.R. Burleson in San Marcos reporting the shooting of two freedmen; a letter from penitentiary superintendent N.H.M. Dudley to James P. Newcomb protesting the behavior of Huntsville Mayor J.W. Wilson; a letter from Catherine Schleicher in New Providence regarding the possible murder of her son in Grayson County; a letter from J.W. Marshall in Washington, D.C., regarding post offices; and an application from J.P. Mosel in Fredericksburg for the removal of his political disabilities.]
57. Correspondence, April 26-28, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Matagorda bar branch pilot, Marshall mayor and city recorder, commissioners of deeds in Chicago and Waco, a Houston notary public, and a clerkship at the Capitol. Records also include a letter from William Adams in Hays County reporting local racial violence; a letter from William Miller in Gonzalez County protesting the local Justice of the Peace Mr. Collins; a letter from Hugh W. Hawes in Saluria regarding internal improvements for west Texas; letters recommending the removal of political disabilities for William H. Thomas and Nathaniel Macon Burford in Dallas.]
58. Correspondence, April 29-30, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Sabine port pilot commissioners, Houston city recorder, Blanco County surveyor, and superintendent of immigration. Records also include a report from A.M. Hobby and others in Galveston regarding improvements made on the harbor; a letter from W.H. Talbot regarding the steamship Morgan and building new boats; a letter from George W. Belen in Harris County regarding stock law; a letter from the Galveston chief of police regarding the arrest of a county fund embezzler who was arrested in Memphis, Tennessee; an application from N.M. Burford in Dallas to have his political disabilities removed; letters relating to electing and appointing various municipal officers; a letter from Charles A. Russell in St. Mary's regarding internal improvements for west Texas; a typed copy of a letter from John W. Sansom in Hodges Hills reporting Indian depredations; and a letter from John Moczygemba in Presidio County regarding a warrant for George B. Lyles for building an illegal dam and refusing to remove it.]
59. Correspondence, May 1-7, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a customs collector at Brazos Santiago, a commissioner of deeds, Galveston and Houston notaries public, and Tarrant County surveyor. Records also include letter from William Howard in Huntsville protesting the behavior of Col. Dudley at the state penitentiary; letter from W.S. Huntington to Thomas J. Durant regarding Texas indemnity bonds; a letter from Secretary of War William W. Belknap in Washington, D.C., regarding Texas' borders and political relations; a letter from J.M. Thurmond in Austin refuting charges against him; a letter from C.W. Saxan in Orange reporting that local taxes have not been collected due to the collector's absence; a letter from Maj. J.J. Reynolds in Austin regarding money lost by a former state treasurer; a letter from William M. Varnell in Jackson County asking if the position of cattle and hide inspector will still exist under civilian government; and letters relating to various municipal officers.]
60. Correspondence, May 8-17, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Navarro County sheriff, an immigration bureau position, Nueces County inspector of hides and animals, a Bosque County district attorney, Freestone County officers, a Fort Bend County justice of the peace, Houston assessor and collector, superintendent of immigration, a Fairfield judgeship, a Fannin County notary public, a Matagorda Bay bar branch pilot, and a Tarrant County surveyor. Records also include letters regarding African American Robert Richardson's complaints of ill treatment as a school teacher at Clarksville; a letter from J.H.L. Payne in Galveston protesting the behavior of the city recorder; a letter from George Jackson in Cotton Gin requesting back pay for his services as a registrar; letters relating to appointing various municipal officers; letters from John Moczygemba at Fort Stockton reporting an illegal and destroyed dam being rebuilt with armed guards; a letter from John W. McDonald in Houston reporting that a local notary public refuses to give up his office; and a letter from a New Orleans police clerk regarding the escape of Shang McLaughlin.]
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2014/110-5 61. Correspondence, May 18-20, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Galveston harbor master; superintendents of education, immigration, and the state penitentiary; a financial agent for Texas in New York; a Brazos County registrar; Harris County surveyor; a Fort Bend County justice of the peace; and an immigration bureau position. Records also include a resignation from a Fort Bend justice of the peace; letters from Senators Matthew Gaines and W.A. Saylor defending H.B. Kaulbach's character and Republicanism; letters relating to various municipal officers; a letter from H.G. Maynard in New York City regarding the International Rail Road; letters regarding troubles in the Galveston county clerk's office; a letter from H. Rosencrans in Lavaca regarding railroad locations; a letter from William S. Phelps and others in New York City regarding Houston and Great Northern Railroad construction; a letter from Charles A. Russell in Karnes County hoping to have his political disabilities removed; a Leon County police court transcript regarding Sheriff M.F. Bates being removed from office; a letter from William Van Norman in Victoria regarding a local mob; a letter from J.W. Stephenson in Paris withdrawing his recommendation for J.W. Mosley as superintendent of education; documents regarding Peter Pleasantier v. George B. Lyles and Lyles building a dam unlawfully; and a letter from Samuel McKinney in Huntsville refuting claims against the state penitentiary.]
62. Correspondence, May 21-23, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Jack and Robertson County notaries public, mayor of Columbus, and Trinity and Walker County treasurers. Records also include a letter from Hays County Sheriff J.R. Brown reporting outrages committed by desperadoes; letters relating to various municipal and state officers; documents regarding an illegal dam obstructing Leon Creek near Fort Stockton; letters from Comal County Sheriff Sam Charles regarding escaped prisoners; a letter from Seymour White in Jasper regarding schools and racial integration; a letter from J.P. Mosel in Fredericksburg hoping to have his political disabilities removed; a letter from a citizen to Speaker of the House Ira Hobart Evans regarding the Gulf Land Company; a letter from W.B. Moore in Austin reporting the unlawful jailing of freedman Edward Bouldin; and a letter from E.O. Morgan in New York regarding the International Railroad Company.]
63. Correspondence, May 24-26, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Freestone and Grayson County treasurers, a governor's mansion porter, and a state geologist. Records also include letters relating to various municipal officers; a letter from George Fisher in San Francisco, California, announcing his appointment as Consul of Greece; a letter from Miles A. Lawrence in Kerrville hoping for a reward increase for his son's murderer, Robert "Cole" Shults; a letter from John D. Caton and L.U. Reavis in St. Louis, Missouri, regarding a Cincinnati convention to move the U.S. capital; a letter from Hays County Sheriff J.R. Brown regarding Mat Williams being found guilty; a letter from Camellias Jones protesting a petition supporting A.F. Bridges for mayor of Columbus; a letter from Fort Bend County Sheriff William Burton claiming rebels in his area are keeping him from qualifying for office; a letter from J.D. McAdoo in Austin voicing support for the militia bill; a letter from F.E. Hughes in Indianola regarding a quarantine; a letter from Gov. Davis to J.P. Newcomb regarding workday standards at the Capitol; a letter from J.W. Oliver in Houston regarding the militia bill; and a letter from Capt. Charles E. Morse in Austin requesting documents relating to the robbery of the state treasury.]
64. Correspondence, May 27-31, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Grimes, Hood, Parker, and Washington County district judges; an education superintendent; Fannin and Red River County surveyors; and Fannin and Jack County notaries public. Records also include a letter from penitentiary superintendent N.A.M. Dudley in Huntsville reporting on the sanitary conditions of convicts working on the Houston and Texas Central Railway; a letter from N.C. Raymond in Lockhart regarding state agricultural development; a letter from T.E. Hughes in Indianola enclosing a bill of quarantine; a letter from James E. Slater in Brenham defending his character due to an inflammatory newspaper story; letters relating to various municipal officers; a letter from A. Zoeller and F. Tegener in Austin recommending J.P. Mosel's political disabilities be removed; a letter from C.C. Gillespie in Houston regarding the murder of Deputy Sheriff William Millican; a letter from Charles Lovenskiold in Corpus Christi applying for the removal of his political disabilities; a letter from Murray Cole in La Grange regarding African American men serving on juries; a letter from Red River County Sheriff John S. Carroll reporting the murder of a freedman; a letter from Charles A. Jennings in Waco regarding a delay in his district court; and a letter from James P. Newcomb to John Moczygemba in Fort Stockton regarding an illegal dam obstructing Leon Creek and jurisdiction on the frontier.]
65. Correspondence, June 2-14, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Harris County notary public, Indianola bar branch pilots, Fort Bend and Jasper County Sheriffs, Austin and Beeville district attorneys, a Burleson County justice of the peace, Denton County treasurer, Navarro County officers, and a Panola County surveyor. Records also include letters relating to appointing various municipal officers; a letter from Gov. Davis to Col. Dudley requesting information on R.W. Robinson of New York being convicted in Cameron County; a letter from Francis A. Walker in Washington, D.C., regarding census taking; letters from Thomas J. Durant in Washington, D.C., regarding Texas court cases; a letter from A.T. Van Zile in Galveston protesting William T. Austin; a letter from Calvert Mayor M. Connolly reporting locals refusing to pay taxes "for the support of a Republican office"; a Fort Bend County petition requesting an election for a justice of the peace; letters from John McClane and Joseph Fitzsimmons in Corpus Christi reporting the murder of Nueces County Sheriff Dennis Kelly by Tom Burke; a letter from DeWitt County Sheriff Jack Helm reporting local murders; a letter from James King in Cotton Gin reporting rebels threatening Republicans; a letter from C.L. Thompson and Daniel Waggoner in Palestine regarding the search for John Fulbright, wanted for murder; and a letter from W.H.H. Carpenter in Mountain City regarding transferring his docket to a new justice of the peace.]
66. Correspondence, June 15-18, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Nueces and Washington County sheriffs, a Grimes County justice of the peace, superintendent of public instruction, Clem R. Waters for mayor of Bremond, and a Freestone County justice of the peace. Records also include a letter from J.D. McAdoo in Brenham regarding the murder of Sheriff Thompson; a letter from Joseph Fitzsimmons in Corpus Christi regarding the Ku Klux Klan and the murder of Nueces County Sheriff Denis Kelly by Tom Burke; a letter from E.S. Bell regarding outrages committed in Navarro County by desperadoes; a letter from State Treasurer George W. Honey regarding financial discrepancies from the Texas Central and Washington County railroads; a letter from S.B. McBride from San Marcos reporting a murder in Hays County; a letter from Wilhelm C.A. Thielepape in San Antonio regarding a petition for the relief of Jose Rodriguez; a letter from Capt. T.C. Bradford in San Antonio regarding U.S. arms; a letter from Clarence Wren and J.A. Bount regarding the arrest of Richard Ham for murder; a letter from Paul Bremond in Houston regarding the Houston and Texas Central Railway Company Houston; and a letter from John E. Gowen in Austin regarding Winchester arms.]
67. Correspondence, June 20-22, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Corpus Christi and Indianola inspectors of hides and animals, Jasper and Navarro County sheriffs, a Navarro County district clerk, Dallas and Red River County treasurers, Freestone County officers, and Red River County surveyor. Records also include a letter from Abby Thompson in Galveston regarding her former husband Senator Chambers; letters from Pennsylvania and South Carolina residents regarding immigration to Texas; a letter from William Chambers in Waco regarding the murder of a freedmen and other outrages in Hill County; a letter from the Polk County sheriff reporting local murders; a letter from Jessie Dickerson in the state penitentiary at Huntsville to Col. Dudley, claiming he was falsely convicted as a horse thief; a letter from S.T. Burney in Eagle Lake regarding selling land to freedmen; a letter from J.J. Reynolds in Austin regarding transferring land near San Antonio to the U.S.; a letter from J.A. Bagby in Clarksville regarding nominating a congressional candidate; a letter from Hays County Sheriff J.R. Brown regarding local residents refusing to pay fines for public fighting and disturbing the peace; and a letter from G.W. McClanahan in Beeville regarding petitions for a new mail route.]
68. Correspondence, June 23-25, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including an Austin district attorney, an El Paso County notary public, and a penitentiary superintendent. Records also include a letter from Louisiana Governor H.C. Warmoth relating to the New Orleans, Mobile, and Chattanooga Railroad; a letter from W. Shiller in Dallas asking requesting back pay for teaching in public schools; a letter from James Denison in Austin regarding Lorenzo Castro being recommended as an agent to go Mexico to recover records for the state; a letter from James P. Newcomb to Swisher & Raymond regarding state bonds; a letter from Thomas G. Davidson in Chappell Hill regarding the militia bill; and a letter from A. Davis in Austin regarding freedman Isaac Sorril being driven from his home.]
69. Correspondence, June 26-28, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Ball County justice of the peace, Victoria County sheriff, a Houston city tax collector, an Indianola inspector of hides and animals, Jasper County sheriff, Tarrant County sheriff, mayor of Austin, a Huntsville public printer, and a Calvert district attorney. Records also include letters relating to various municipal officers; a letter from Jack Helm in Concrete defending E.S. Bell's character despite charges against him; a letter from R.D. Johnson in Galveston refuting charges against him; a letter from S.C. Upshaw in Brenham reporting the murder of Washington County Sheriff Col. Thompson; a letter from W.K. Homan in Cameron reporting many vacancies in his area; a letter from a Brooklyn, New York, resident requesting Gov. Davis' autograph; and a letter from a Brenham resident regarding the death of Sheriff Thompson.]
70. Correspondence, June 29-30, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Freestone County treasurer; Leon, Upshur, Washington, and Webb County sheriffs; Brazoria and Robertson County officers; Calhoun and Webb County inspectors of hides and animals; and R.O. Love for mayor of Houston. Records also include a letter from G.W. McClanahan in Beeville regarding new mail routes; a letter from Brenham citizens reporting Washington County Sheriff Col. M.W. Thompson's assassination by Mr. Ball; a letter from W.H. Coleman in Hallettsville regarding the criminal code; letters relating to appointing various municipal officers; and a letter from Bell County Sheriff W.J. Long regarding wanted parties.]
71. Correspondence, June 1870
[Records include a letter from D.W. Hodges in Refugio County asking for information relating to his appointment as inspector of hides and animals and an anonymous letter relating to Kerr County officers.]
72. Correspondence, July 1-2, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Jasper and Navarro County sheriffs, an Ellis County justice of the peace, Harris County treasurer, Bastrop mayor and aldermen, a fifth district judge, and a Galveston cotton weigher. Records also include letters relating to appointing various municipal officers; a letter from Thomas Kearney in Washington, D.C., regarding sending a party to Mexico to capture thieves; letters from T.H.L. Payne, F.C. Moseback, William E. Parker, Jesse Stancel, and Sanford Mason in Galveston regarding the actions of the mayor and aldermen and calling for their replacement; and a certificate sent to the Senate from Gov. Davis nominating Gustav Loeffler for Superintendent of Immigration.]
73. Correspondence, July 3-5, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Grimes County public weigher, a Milam County district judge, Johnson County officers, Red River County surveyor, and a Bastrop County notary public. Records also include letters from Goliad residents reporting the burning of the court house; a letter from James C. Stone in Granbury regarding people who settled on school lands that were taken away; a letter from B.R. Saunders in Bonham regarding the removal of his political disabilities; a letter from J. Orville Shelby in Liberty regarding local vacancies and politics; a letter from B.F. Barkley in Austin reporting outrages, assaults, and Ku Klux Klan activity in his section; and a letter from W.E. Dodge in New York regarding railroads.]
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2014/110-6 74. Correspondence, July 6-7, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Bell County district judgeship; Gillespie, Lavaca, and Washington County treasurers; a 22nd district attorney; a commissioner to revise state laws; Lavaca and Red River County surveyors; state geologist; a Supreme Court judgeship; Bastrop and Waco officers; Tarrant County inspector of hides and animals; mayor of Austin; and Columbus sheriff. Records also include a letter and newspaper clippings from Joseph McGoffin in El Paso regarding custom house difficulties; a letter from M.F. Bonzano in New Orleans regarding "constitutional jurisdiction over certain lands in behalf of U.S. on Matagorda Island"; a letter from W.W. Morris in Austin regarding the East Texas Rail Road; a letter from R.W. Davis in Goliad regarding the burning of the local courthouse; a petition from Bastrop County citizens hoping to form a new county out of Bastrop, Burleson, Fayette, and Washington Counties; a letter from William Alexander in Austin protesting a petition for the removal of political disabilities for certain district judge and attorney candidates; and a report of Colorado County police court proceedings.]
75. Correspondence, July 8-9, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Angelina, Fannin, Grimes, Limestone, and Upshur County treasurers; an Upshur County registrar; Bee, Harris, and Live Oak County officers; a Navarro County district clerk; and a Polk County justice of the peace. Records also include a letter from William H. Sinclair in Austin regarding correspondence with R.P. Tendick; a letter from F. Cummings in Brownsville regarding a Brazos Santiago health officer; a letter from W. Longworth in Austin regarding Judge Hurd; a letter from Joseph M. Taylor in New Danville regarding land sales and holdouts; letters from M. Connolly and J.P. Osterhout, wishing to meet with Gov. Davis; a letter from J.J. Stockbridge and Thomas Davis in Austin requesting a private meeting with Gov. Davis for a Washington County delegation; a letter from F.M. Hatch in New Orleans, Louisiana, regarding an act offering a reward for mobilizing cattle; and a letter from W.A.W. Spotwood in Corpus Christi regarding the removal of his political disabilities.]
76. Correspondence, July 10-12, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Johnson and Navarro County district attorneys; Grimes and Nueces County sheriffs; a Burleson County district clerk; Caldwell, Ellis, Grimes, and Gonzales County treasurers; a Robertson County notary public; Austin city marshal; Millican and Sabine Pass municipal officers; a Fannin County justice of the peace; Grimes and Harris County inspectors of hides and animals; a Grimes County registrar; an immigration board position, and a Grimes County public weigher. Records also include a letter from B.F. McDonough in Austin regarding establishing a newspaper; a letter from James P. Kean in Victoria regarding the whereabouts of Robert Holliday after leaving jail; a letter from William H. Sinclair in Austin regarding correspondence with R.P. Tendick; a letter from A.H. Phillips in Victoria regarding a jail delivery; a printed copy of general orders relating to shipping and slaughtering cattle; a letter from D. Gunn in Sulphur Springs regarding the success of a militia bill; a petition defending the mayor of Calvert; letters relating to various municipal officers; and a letter from E.P. Upton in Refugio reporting that E. St. John has deserted the Republican party.]
77. Correspondence, July 13-14, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Fort Bend and Harris County inspectors of hides and animals; Fannin County surveyor and justice of the peace; Cherokee, Falls, Fannin, and Lamar County treasurers; a Bee County district clerk; Comanche County surveyor; Brazos Santiago bar branch pilots; mayors of Bremond and Webberville; Robertson County officers; Grimes and Washington County notaries public; a Houston district attorney; and for Mr. Harn to command a company on the frontier. Records also include a resignation from Webberville Mayor M.C. Hawes; letters relating to appointing various municipal officers; a letter from J.L. Halbert in Corsicana regarding a proposed law to validate military appointees; a letter from Navasota Mayor W.S. Thomas regarding aldermen and his town's debt; a message from the Senate to Gov. Coke refusing to confirm B.F. Barkley as brigadier general of the militia; a statement of facts regarding the actions of Calvert Mayor M. Connolly; and an application for the pardon of Albrecht Gehrke.]
78. Correspondence, July 15-16, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Collin County surveyor; Bell, Fannin, and DeWitt County treasurers; an agent to purchase machinery for the state penitentiary; Starr County officers; Marion and Washington County cotton weighers; Washington County inspector of hides and animals; Brenham city marshal; Houston city officers; Leon County sheriff; a Robertson County notary public; an Austin district attorney; and a Harris County criminal court clerk. Records also include a letter from Felix A. Blucher in Corpus Christi announcing his dissolved partnership with Lovenskiold and Campbell; a letter from Robert L. Miller in Hopkinsville regarding public printing; and a letter from Penitentiary Superintendent Col. N.A.M. Dudley regarding prisoner Samuel Cox.]
79. Correspondence, July 17-18, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Anderson, Bell, and Medina County treasurers; a Williamson County district attorney; Harris County municipal officers; and Henderson County surveyor. Records also include a letter from N. Gussett in Corpus Christi regarding hide inspection; a letter from M.A. Morris in Kaufman regarding militia and police law; and a letter from James R. Burnett in Austin regarding the act incorporating the Galveston Bay Dredging Company.]
80. Correspondence, July 19-20, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Brazos and Burleson County treasurers; a Bastrop County justice of the peace; Sherman municipal officers; mayors of Hempstead and Navasota; Refugio County inspector of hides and animals; Brazos County cotton weigher and inspector of hides and animals; and a fourth district attorney. Records also include a letter from T. Ellwood Zell in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, requesting documents to help him publish an encyclopedia; a letter from James W. Harris at Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts, regarding a search for a Mr. Scott; a letter from C.B. Sabin in Houston asking Gov. Davis to veto all subsidy bills; a letter from Mrs. Col. W.N. Thompson in Brenham appealing for assistance; a typed copy of a letter from William Myers in Kendall County reporting Indian depredations in west Texas; and a letter from M.H. Goddin in Huntsville regarding his rejection by the Senate.]
81. Correspondence, July 21-22, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Galveston pilot commissioners and harbor commissioners, Ellis and Parker County treasurers, Tyler County surveyor, an immigration agent, William W. Woodward for mayor of Hempstead, Brenham city officers, a Newton County district clerk, Colorado and Houston County officers, and Harris County cotton weigher and inspector of hides and animals. Records also include a letter and newspaper clippings from F. Cummings regarding resolutions from a Cameron County Republican meeting; a letter from F. Cummings in Brownsville regarding appointing a Brazos Santiago health officer; a letter from W.J. Neely in Austin regarding the mayor of Victoria; a letter from Carl Amberg in Rutersville reporting his office as notary public was seized; a letter from E. Bishop in New Orleans, Louisiana, regarding Corpus Christi harbor improvement; and a letter from Washington County Sheriff Littleton Smith giving reasons for not filing his bond within the time prescribed in the Enabling Act.]
82. Correspondence, July 23-24, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Houston criminal court judge and district attorney; Brazos County cotton weigher; Calhoun and Jackson County inspectors of hides and animals; Hidalgo County justice of the peace; Huntsville mayor and city marshal; Walker County officers; Refugio County inspector general; Bastrop and Jackson County surveyors; Jackson County treasurer; and Paris public printing. Records also include a newspaper clipping regarding Polk County cotton crops; a letter from M.H. Goddin in Huntsville regarding charges against Ben Courtade; and letters from Leon County Sheriff M.L. Bates and Grayson County surveyor James Lackey hoping to retain positions granted through military orders.]
83. Correspondence, July 25, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a San Saba district attorney; Paris municipal officers and public printers; Brazos, Collin, and Dallas County officers; a Galveston County deputy sheriff; Grimes County surveyor; Atascosa and Colorado County treasurers; Leon County sheriff; and Colorado County cotton weigher. Records also include a letter from A.R. Parsons in Waco regarding correspondence with H.H. Sneed in Waxahachie; a letter from Samuel V. Everhart in Galveston regarding his commission as state police sergeant and the local political climate; and a letter from C.C. Binkley in Sherman regarding his appointment as district judge.]
84. Correspondence, July 26-29, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Bee, Dallas, Ellis, Harris, Montgomery, and Tarrant County district attorneys; a Travis County notary public; Brazos and Harris County inspectors of hides and animals; Calvert and Canton municipal officers; Henderson, Medina, and Washington County treasurers; Burleson and Lamar County surveyors; Harris, Jefferson, and Tarrant County officers; a state penitentiary position; Starr County justice of the peace; Angelina and McLennan County surveyors; a Washington County public weigher; a Lamar County registrar; and a public printer in Kaufman. Records also include a letter from J.D. Mansur in Brownsville refuting charges against him; a letter from B.F. Barkley in Fort Worth regarding his rejection by the Senate; a letter from Charles A. Russell in Refugio County to L.B. Camp regarding public printing; a letter from Robert K. Smith in Austin asking Gov. Davis to veto an acting regarding the Gulf Land Company; a letter from M.H. Goddin in Huntsville regarding E.H. Quick; and a letter from Thomas J. Durant in Washington, D.C., regarding state finance.]
85. Correspondence, July 29-31, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including McLennan County cotton weigher and inspector of hides and animals, Bell and Gonzales County treasurers, a Houston cotton weigher, a Harris County notary public, mayor of Columbus, financial agents for Texas in New York, a Fort Bend County justice of the peace, B.F. Harris for mayor of Waco, and a Refugio County inspector of hides and animals. Records also include a letter from B.F. Boldrige in Millican regarding the tense political climate in his area; a letter from a Louisiana resident regarding a proclamation granting the United States jurisdiction over a portion of Matagorda Island; a letter from GLO Commissioner Jacob Kuechler in Austin regarding patents; a letter from McKinney Mayor A.J. Taylor regarding officer tenure and appointments; a letter from John A. Purnell in Hillsboro regarding the location of the county seat; and a letter from freedman Perry Green Brown in Gatesville regarding education for African Americans.]
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2014/110-7 86. Correspondence, August 1-2, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Georgetown district attorney, a cotton weigher for the end of the Central Railroad, Fannin and Grimes County treasurers, Washington County surveyor and treasurer, a Bandera County district clerk, Grimes County municipal officers, Panola County surveyor, and an Austin district attorney. Records also include letters from John W. Glenn in Austin regarding state finance; a letter from T.B. Ferguson in Belton regarding land sales; a letter from Senate President Don Campbell reporting that the Senate will not confirm R.E. Borden or C.T. Garland as judges; and a letter from a Sabine Pass health officer regarding the coastal quarantine.]
87. Correspondence, August 3-4, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Washington County treasurer, Fort Bend and Newton County officers, Georgetown and Round Rock district attorneys, Goliad and Grimes County surveyors, a road commissioner position, B.F. Harris for mayor of Waco, a Colorado County cotton weigher and inspector of hides and animals, Zapata County sheriff, and Matagorda municipal officers. Records also include a letter from Galveston Mayor James McKee regarding the actions of local officers; a letter from W.E. Hallenbeck in New York requesting Texas insurance information; letters protesting Mark Taylor's appointment as Fannin County treasurer; resolutions from a San Antonio railroad meeting; and a letter from a citizen to Brownsville Mayor Franklin Cummings regarding the coastal quarantine.]
88. Correspondence, August 5-6, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Henderson County treasurer, registrar, and surveyor; a Goliad district attorney; Brazoria district judge; Rains County officers; mayor of Waco; Falls, McLennan, and Limestone County officers; a Washington County cotton weigher; Hays County surveyor; and a Castroville district attorney. Records also include a resignation from Webberville Mayor M.C. Hawes; a letter from Peter Steffian in Laredo regarding land matters; a letter from Gen. J.J. Reynolds regarding citizens aiding U.S. troops on the frontier and the organization of Ranger companies; a letter from Clark Campbell at the Island City Hospital in Galveston to Mayor McKee regarding hospital cleanliness; documents regarding Gov. Davis' veto on an act to improve Galveston sanitary conditions; a letter protesting the Fannin County treasurer; a letter from G.W. Brackenridge in San Antonio regarding state bond sales; and a letter from J.L. Miller in Corsicana reporting multiple vacancies.]
89. Correspondence, August 7-9, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Bastrop municipal officers, a Rains County district clerk, Colorado County inspector of hides and animals, a Brenham cotton weigher, a Lamar County justice of the peace, J.D. McAdoo for a Supreme Court judgeship, state engineer and superintendent of public works, Gonzales city marshal, Grayson County surveyor and treasurer, and a Delta County district clerk. Records also include a resignation from a Lamar County justice of the peace; a letter from a Washington resident regarding "Rail Road Monopolies"; a letter from Boulds Baker and Lyddleton Smith in Brenham regarding a Washington County meeting on railroads; an invitation to attend a fair in Louisville, Kentucky; a letter from James W. Ivey in Bellview regarding education for freedmen; a letter from James McCullough regarding "convict camps near Burton"; a letter from Immigration Superintendent Gustav Loeffler in Houston regarding immigration law; and a letter from Anthony Wayne regarding incorporating the Pittsburg academy.]
90. Correspondence, August 10-11, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Nueces County inspector of hides and animals; mayor of Bremond; Brazos, Collin, Grimes, and Palo Pinto County surveyors; Lamar County justice of the peace; Goliad and Grimes County treasurers; Robertson County cotton weigher; a Delta County district clerk; and Indiana and Lavaca officers. Records also include resignations from Webberville aldermen; a letter from Wilhelm Thielepape in San Antonio regarding a Republican meeting resolution asking House Representative Fritz Teneger to resign; a letter from O.F. Winchester in New Haven, Connecticut, regarding arms and ammunition shipped to Galveston; a letter from George H. Stacey in Huntsville regarding local Republicans becoming politically discouraged; and a letter from the War Department in Washington, D.C., regarding purchasing national cemeteries in Brownsville and San Antonio.]
91. Correspondence, August 12-13, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Houston district attorney, Lamar County municipal officers, a Harris County notary public, El Paso and Presidio County registrars, and a Burton cotton weigher. Records also include a letter from Edward Green in San Marcos regarding anti-Republican sentiment in Hays County; letters regarding the murder of San Patricio resident Catherine Gerhard's son; a letter from James McCullough in Burton regarding discharging prisoner Isaac Blomfield due to a pardon; a Senate petition from Robert Zapp, William Prissick, and others hoping for a veto on an International Railroad bill; a letter from B.W. Tarkington reporting lawlessness in Montague County; letters relating to various municipal officers; and a letter from Penitentiary Superintendent N.A.M. Dudley regarding pardon applications.]
92. Correspondence, August 14-15, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Fannin County treasurer; superintendent of public buildings; Comanche, Limestone, and Walker County surveyors; a penitentiary financial agent; Calhoun County inspector of marks and brands; Limestone County treasurer; a Tarrant County district attorney; and superintendent of education. Records also include letters relating to appointing various state and municipal officers; a letter from Penitentiary Superintendent N.A.M. Dudley in Huntsville complaining of corrupt judges and sheriffs; and a letter from immigration superintendent Gustav Loeffler regarding immigration.]
93. Correspondence, August 16-17, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Gonzales, Leon, and Tyler County surveyors; a Matagorda Bay bar branch pilot; Washington County justice of the peace and cotton weigher; Angelina and Navarro County district attorneys; Fannin County municipal officers; Henderson County treasurer; and Hays and San Jacinto County district clerks. Records also include a letter from H. Bates in Leon County regarding the disapproval of his bond as sheriff and his belief he is in danger; meeting notes from a Brenham Republican gathering; a letter from D.A. Allen in Brenham to George H. Maney regarding Justice of the Peace Walker W. Wheeler falling out of a courthouse window; a letter from M.A. Morris in Kaufman regarding his ill treatment during the last election; a letter from J. Walker asking Gov. Davis to appoint a Red River County surveyor; and a letter from A.R. Parsons regarding statements against Waco Mayor B.F. Harris.]
94. Correspondence, August 18-20, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Leon and Live Oak County sheriffs, Caldwell County school superintendent, state penitentiary financial agent, Fannin and Washington County treasurers, a Corsicana district attorney, and Hidalgo County officers. Records also include notes from a Newton County meeting regarding officers; a letter from George H. Stacey in Huntsville protesting the behavior of a Walker County justice of the peace; and letters relating to various municipal officers.]
95. Correspondence, August 21-23, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Lockhart public printer, a Houston alderman, Gonzales and Marshall district attorneys, Leon and San Jacinto County sheriffs, a San Jacinto county clerk, and a Grayson County treasurer. Records also include a letter from E.G. Kramer in Chappell Hill hoping to establish a town government; a document regarding Sgt. Phillip Conover and Pvt. John Jackson of the U.S. Cavalry robbing Texas customs collector Thomas Kearney and fleeing to Mexico; a letter from J.L. Halbert in Corsicana reporting that Navarro County has not had a district court for almost three years due to having no judge; a letter from William Adams in Hays County reporting local violence; and a letter from H.T. Bates in Centerville regarding his sheriff's bond being disapproved.]
96. Correspondence, August 24-26, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Nueces County justice of the peace; a Karnes County criminal court clerk; a Palestine public printer; Houston and San Jacinto County sheriffs; Austin, Harris, and Washington County inspectors of hides and animals; a Travis County district attorney; Webberville aldermen; Washington County cotton weigher; a state penitentiary financial agent; Hays County surveyor; and Rockport County officers. Records also include letters and petitions to have local vacancies filled for Mason and Washington Counties; Houston city council notes from July 28, 1870; letters relating to various municipal officers; a letter from Senator W.H. Pyle to James Brown regarding a failed militia bill; a letter from Gen. J.J. Reynolds regarding mustering Rangers and frontier troops; a letter from George Heutlen in New Braunfels regarding the "Herman University Bill"; a letter from E.P. Upton in Refugio reporting violence in his county; letters regarding Galveston politics and leaders; and a letter from C. Munzenberger in Bastrop County regard a petition for a new county called Serbin.]
97. Correspondence, August 27-28, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including state geologist, a Cherokee County registrar, Burleson and Titus County treasurers, A.A. Dial for 14th district attorney, a Liberty County justice of the peace, Ellis and Lampasas County surveyors, a Rusk County district attorney, and a Goliad alderman. Records also include a resignation from Goliad Mayor Joseph D. Ryan. Records also include a document stating that "Hon. James P. Newcomb, Secretary of State, will proceed to San Antonio and muster Captain Peter Kleid's Company of Frontier Forces into the service of the State"; a petition from Houston citizens calling for the replacement of various municipal officers; letters relating to various municipal officers; a letter from railway agents J.L. Kennedy and Co. in New York regarding the International Railroad; a letter from John W. Clarkson in Madisonville defending Sheriff J.W. Neighbors; a letter from F.E. McManus in Brownsville regarding a grand jury report from Cameron County; and a letter from A.J. Dignowity in San Antonio hoping to establish a new mail line.]
98. Correspondence, August 29-30, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Galveston and San Marcos cotton weighers, Bellville and Navasota public printers, mayor of Marshall, DeWitt and Titus County treasurers, Lamar County treasurer and justice of the peace, a Granbury district attorney, Jackson and Wise County surveyors, a Tucker's Mills district attorney, and Zapata County officers. Records also include a letter from William Alexander in Austin regarding a reward for D. Taylor, wanted for murder; letters protesting Mr. Russell's appointment as Henderson district attorney; and a letter from W.M. Walton in Austin regarding the estate of William Caruthers.]
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2014/110-8 99. Correspondence, August 31, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Atascosa, Cherokee, Hays, and Starr County treasurers; a Lockhart official printer, and a Galveston district attorney. Records also include resignations from a Collin County notary public and the Hays County treasurer; a letter from Gustav Loeffler in Houston regarding immigration; a letter from R.P. Radcliff in Fredericksburg requesting tax law information; a letter from R.J. Shelton regarding a bill to incorporate that town of Millican; a letter from G.W. Paine in Beaumont regarding a claim against the state; and a Cameron County petition hoping no state action is taken in their local affairs.]
100. Correspondence, August 1870
[Records include recommendations for a Brenham cotton weigher, 32nd district attorney, and Millican municipal officers, as well as a Bastrop County petition opposing J.E. Brady as justice of the peace.]
101. Correspondence, September 1-2, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Bowie and Shelby County surveyors; Austin, Galveston, and Houston district attorneys; Newton and Palo Pinto County sheriffs; and a Plentitude official printer. Records also include letters relating to various municipal officers; a GLO report of transactions from January 20, 1870, to the end of the fiscal year; correspondence with Gen. J.J. Reynolds, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury William S. Richardson, and others regarding quarantines; a letter from Thomas J. Durant in Washington, D.C., regarding Texas legal funds for a national Supreme Court case; a letter from W.H. Howard in Palestine regarding the Ku Klux Klan and "the deplorable condition of this and adjoining counties"; part of an itemized list of expenses for the governor's mansion; a letter from O.F. Winchester in New Haven, Connecticut, regarding money due his company; and a petition from the Hempstead mayor and aldermen protesting City Marshal William Hensley.]
102. Correspondence, September 3-4, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a DeWitt County surveyor, a Lockhart official printer, a McKinney justice of the peace, and a Navarro County district attorney. Records also include a resignation from the Wood County surveyor; letters supporting M.P. Hunnicutt in Waco; a letter from M.C. McLemore in Galveston supporting the removal of J.H. Banton's political disabilities; and letters from O.F. Winchester in New Haven, Connecticut, and John E. Gowen in New York regarding Texas' debt to the Winchester Arms Co.]
103. Correspondence, September 5-6, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Washington County cotton weigher and inspector of hides and animals, Bastrop County sheriff, a Galveston notary public, Starr and Zapata County registrars and board of appeals members, Navarro County sheriff and district clerk, a Lockhart board of appeals member, a Brazos County cotton weigher, and superintendent of education. Records also include letters relating to various municipal officers; oaths and bonds of Galveston bar branch pilots; a letter from Jacob Bing in Houston defending his character; a letter from B.F. Harris thanking Gov. Davis for his appointment as mayor of Waco; a letter from W.H. Fleming in Savannah regarding local troubles ("the Rebels have expanded their wrath"); and letters protesting Henry Rawson's appointment as mayor of Marshall.]
104. Correspondence, September 7-9, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Falls, Jasper, and Navarro County sheriffs; Johnson, Navarro, and Van Zandt County surveyors; Anderson city marshal; Brazoria, Llano, and McLennan County inspectors of hides and animals; a Galveston bar branch pilot and district judge; Hamilton County officers; a Brenham district clerk; Red River County board of registrar members; Hidalgo, Johnson, San Augustine, and Van Zandt County treasurers; a Harrisburg alderman; a Navarro County petition calling for the replacement of the sheriff and district clerk due to their Ku Klux Klan involvement; include letters relating to various municipal officers; a letter from William M. Dilliard in Newton County regarding election fraud; a letter from J.A. Buckholts in Cameron asking for a justice of the peace election to be held; and a letter from B.F. Barkley in Fort Worth reporting sentiment against Gov. Davis in his area and nominating local officers.]
105. Correspondence, September 10-12, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Brenham district attorney; Hays and Red River County treasurers; a Bellville public printer; a Brazos Santiago port bar branch pilot; Live Oak County sheriff; Waco municipal officers; Navarro County surveyor, district attorney, and board of appeals members; and Refugio County inspector of hides and animals. Records also include resignations from the Gillespie County surveyor and a Jack County justice of the peace; a letter from J.M. Owens in Cameron reporting that his area has no justices of the peace and is in need of a courthouse and jail; a letter from C.C. Draper at the Missouri state department regarding requisition expenses; a letter from Judge F. Wood in Corsicana regarding registration books; a letter from Isaac M. (I.M.) Onins in Brenham hoping a local public journal can be established; and a letter from L.U. Reavis inviting Gov. Davis to the Missouri state fair.]
106. Correspondence, September 13-14, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Jack County justice of the peace; Marlin municipal officers; Hidalgo and Zapata County officers; Clarksville school board members; a Huntsville district attorney; a Washington County district clerk; Navasota mayor and aldermen; Freestone, Leon, and Robertson County registrars; and a Falls County surveyor. Records also include a letter from A.J. Fowler in Wadeville regarding the removal of his political disabilities; a letter from F. Wood in Corsicana reporting that his area has not had court for some time and is in great need of officers; a letter from D.C. Van Wey in Red River County requesting a replacement of the county treasurer; a letter from H. Rawson in Marshall regarding the mayor and alderman; a letter from Freestone County Sheriff J.B. Rogers regarding a reward for the murderer Bird Jackson; and a letter from George Flournoy in New York regarding the International Railroad.]
107. Correspondence, September 15, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Jefferson and Orange County registrars, surveyors, and board of appeals members; Hill County surveyor; McLennan County treasurer and surveyor; and a Milam public printer. Records also include a Hill County petition for an election to locate the county seat; a letter from M.W. Wheeler in Shelby County regarding local murders; an anonymous letter from Rains County regarding elections; and a letter from A.A. Burck in Limestone County reporting that Judge Oliver refuses to acknowledge his appointment as a board of appeals member.]
108. Correspondence, September 16-17, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Brazoria, Hillsboro, and Stephenville district attorneys; a Llano County district clerk; Rains County registrar and board of appeals members; McLennan County treasurer; and a Montague Land District surveyor. Records also include a resignation from a Llano County district clerk; a letter from Ira H. Evans in New York regarding state bonds; a letter from F. Cummings in Brownsville hoping for a public printer in his district; correspondence regarding tax collection troubles in Colorado County; a letter from M.W. Wheeler reporting violence ("Sixteen homicides have been committed within the last 80 days in Shelby and adjoining counties"); a Washington County petition for the replacement of a local justice of the peace; part of an itemized list of expenses for governor's mansion materials; and a letter B.F. Boldridge in Millican regarding racial tension and the local political climate.]
109. Correspondence, September 18-21, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a San Antonio notary public; Henderson and Seguin official journals; a Hays County district clerk; Burnett, Davis, and McLennan County treasurers; San Felipe and Waco aldermen; Montague Land District surveyor; and Columbus city marshal. Records also include a letter from H.H. Sneed in Waxahachie defending his character after an attack on him in the Houston Union; a letter from Gen. J.J. Reynolds in Austin regarding the coastal quarantine; a letter from Fort Worth Judge Jesse Jones reporting that his county has been constructing public buildings and functioning with private money; a letter from James Newcomb to Francis Kittner regarding dissatisfaction with the legislature; a letter from M. Moore in Jefferson regarding a Marion County meeting relating to railroads; a letter from the Maryland state librarian transmitting Maryland journals and documents; a letter from S.B. Buckley in Austin complaining that the state geologist is "unreliable and unfit"; a letter from Galveston Attorneys G.H. Sherwood and George Flournoy asking if a district judge can be appointed before the next court term begins; letters form W.D. Carey in Lockhart and Judge F. Wood in Corsicana regarding public printing.]
110. Correspondence, September 22-23, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Belton mayor and aldermen; a Houston County registrar; and Belton, Henderson, and Palestine public printers. Records also include a Milam County petition reporting that the courthouse is dilapidated and many offices are vacant; a letter from the Ohio state librarian transmitting Ohio state library books; a letter from Jasper County Sheriff J.E. Carlton to James P. Newcomb requesting information relating to his bond; a letter from N.T. Denson in Marlin regarding racial relations and public land; a letter from Indiana State Librarian M.G. McLain hoping to exchange documents; a letter from San Marcos Sheriff J.R. Brown regarding a murder; and correspondence between Louis Constant and state Comptroller A. Bledsoe regarding Constant's difficulties after the war and Bledsoe's sympathies "for those that have passed through the furnace of Secession."]
111. Correspondence, September 24-26, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Navarro County district clerk, Burnet and Caldwell County registrars, San Jacinto County sheriff and municipal officers, and Shelby County surveyor. Records also include a resignation from a Houston alderman; a certificate appointing B.H. Heitman Galveston bar branch pilot; a letter from Anderson J. Dorris in Lockhart regarding the murder of his son; a letter from W.H. Russell in Brownsville regarding the extradition treaty between Mexico and the U.S.; a letter from John G. Scott in Palestine reporting bands of lawless men in his district; and a letter from John Robinson in Austin hoping to rent the Capitol hall for a dance.]
112. Correspondence, September 27, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including McLennan and San Jacinto County officers, a Cameron public printer, Oakville justices of the peace, Live Oak and San Jacinto County sheriffs, and a Navarro County district court clerk. Records also include a resignation from a Blanco County justice of the peace; a letter from Gen. J.J. Reynolds regarding general orders for registration and elections; a letter from James W. Drury in Oakville reporting that taxes cannot be assessed in his area due to vacancies; letters from W.C. Thompson in Trinity County and Madison County citizens regarding lawlessness and inadequate local forces; and a letter from J.L.L. McCall in Waco acknowledging the removal of his political disabilities.]
113. Correspondence, September 28-29, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Caldwell, Grayson, and Harris County treasurers; San Jacinto County officers; Freestone, Leon, and Robertson County board of appeals members; and a Brazoria County district clerk. Records also include a resignation from a Refugio County justice of the peace; letters from J. Lancaster in Navasota and William Prissick in Hallettsville regarding public printing; part of an itemized list of expenses for the governor's mansion; a letter from J.M. Mathis in Rockport regarding the steamship Alabama and quarantine law; letters relating to various municipal officers; a letter from Ira H. Evans in Boston regarding bonds held by the U.S. government; and a letter from C.A. Bellinger to C.B. Sabine in Sandy Point regarding a petition nominating G.K. Cessna for the secret police.]
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2014/110-9 114. Correspondence, September 30-31, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Shelby County justice of the peace, a Navarro County surveyor, Goliad County treasurer, and a Washington County inspector of hides and animals. Records also include a letter from the Yale Lock Manufacturing Company in New York regarding state penitentiary construction and a letter from Robert Zapp in Round Topp regarding the local political climate.]
115. Correspondence, September 1870
[Records include a resignation from a Llano County registrar (with a recommendation for a replacement) and a recommendation for a frontier company surgeon.]
116. Correspondence, October 1-2, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Caldwell County treasurer, mayor of Lockhart, Harrison County treasurer and recorder, Webb County sheriff, Gonzales County surveyor, Hallettsville registrar and board of appeals members, Bexar County notaries public, and a special police force position. Records also include letters requesting Gov. Davis appoint 18 delegates to a Cincinnati convention regarding moving the national capitol; letters relating to various municipal officers; a letter from Sam Dodge in Galveston requesting a leave of absence as he cannot hold court during the yellow fever quarantine; letters from J. Reed and Attorney W.P. Ballinger in Galveston requesting a fall session for the district court due to the quarantine; and a letter from William M. Dilliard regarding his actions as Newton County sheriff.]
117. Correspondence, October 3-5, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including F.E. McManus for Brownsville district attorney, state geologist, Hays County registrar and board of appeals members, mayor of Navasota, a Live Oak County district clerk, and a Hays County registrar. Records also include a letter from George Jackson in Cotton Gin regarding public schools; a certificate from Gov. Davis appointing A.J. as Coupland Cherokee County treasurer; and a Hood County police court document ordering an election to determine the county seat location.]
118. Correspondence, October 6-9, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Rusk County registrar and board of appeals members, Harrison and Polk County sheriffs, Angelina County registrars, a Hays County board of appeals member, mayor of Navasota, Starr County surveyor, and Fannin County treasurer. Records also include a letter from Hallettsville Registrar H.M. Shoemaker requesting instructions; a letter from Justice of the Peace R.W. Spradling in Rains County reporting that some new officers are not registered voters or are disqualified; a letter from George W. Honey regarding a Board of Public Labor meeting; a letter from District Judge J.P. Osterhout reporting that Hamilton County needs a fall court session; a Robertson County petition protesting the appointment of local notary public A.J. Byrd; and a letter from L.B. Camp at Rockport regarding Col. George W. Fulton and J.M. Mathis.]
119. Correspondence, October 10, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Bonham alderman, an assistant physician to the state insane asylum, and Montague County treasurer and surveyor. Records also include a letter from B. Rush Plumly in Galveston hoping to be reinstated as alderman; letters relating to appointing various municipal officers; a letter to James E. Slaten from T.W. Morris in Brenham requesting a special judge to try certain cases; a letter from Thomas J. Durant in Washington, D.C., regarding bonds; a letter from Attorney H.W. Hays in Galveston reporting his district is badly in need of a judge; and a letter from C.C. Washburne in Wisconsin regarding a special committee report on postal telegraph.]
120. Correspondence, October 11-12, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including an Austin County registrar, mayor of Navasota, a Grimes County justice of the peace, a Matagorda Bay bar branch pilot, and for Burleson County registrar and board of appeals members. Records also include a resignation from a Grimes County justice of the peace; a letter from Waco Mayor B.F. Harris with questions about the enabling act and elections; a letter from J.S. Kennedy & Co. in New York regarding Texas bonds; documents regarding the bonds of various municipal officers; a letter from a Wisconsin resident regarding immigration to Texas; a Waco petition from aldermen hoping to appoint a city marshal; a letter from R.F. Campbell in Bastrop regarding public printing; a letter from John Vernon regarding a Madison County election; and a letter from S.C. Upshaw in Corsicana regarding finding the clerk's office "in a most deplorable condition."]
121. Correspondence, October 13-15, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Polk County treasurer; a Washington County registrar; Jefferson, Orange, and Refugio County registrars and board of appeals members; a 10th district attorney; and Caldwell County aldermen and board of appeals members. Records also include a copy of a telegram from J.J. Reynolds to the U.S. Adjutant General in Washington, D.C., asking if "state troops now in the field will be permitted to remain" as "the organization of these troops has proved very popular with the people and has silenced complaints against the national and state governments"; letters relating to appointing or electing various municipal officers; a letter from J.J. Reynolds regarding a pardon for Charles Green and his recommendation that all prisoners "under sentence of Military Commissions should be pardoned"; a letter from J.W. Wilson in Llano writing for instructions as inspector of hides and animals; documents regarding Refugio County Treasurer Edward St. John's removal from office and arrest by E.S. Windsor; a Waco petition regarding election results; a letter from D.M. Hocker in Paris reporting a Lamar County justice of the peace vacancy; a letter from Maine State Librarian J.T. Woodward hoping to exchange state reports; documents from Indianola Mayor F.E. Hughes regarding the coastal quarantine; a letter from Charles J. Murphy in Brownsville regarding establishing a Republican newspaper; a letter from E.H. Bowman at Fort Bliss regarding the actions of D.C. Marsh and "interference of the military with the civil authorities"; and a letter from Missouri Secretary of State Francis A. Rodman regarding his state's reports.]
122. Correspondence, October 16-18, 1870
[Records include recommendations for Tyler registrar and board of appeals members; letters from W.H. Russell in Brownsville and H.C. Youngkin in Hallettsville regarding public printing; a letter from William H. Russell in Brownsville regarding an extradition treaty; notes from a Galveston board of pilot commissioners meeting; a letter from Louis W. Stephenson in Huntsville regarding the state penitentiary's finances; a letter from Hood County officials regarding an election to establish their county seat; a letter from John E. Gowen in New York regarding money due to the Winchester Repeating Arms Co.; a Live Oak County petition for a district clerk election; and an invitation to an immigration convention in Indianapolis.]
123. Correspondence, October 19-20, 1870
[Records include recommendations for Calvert board of appeals members and Limestone County treasurer, registrar, and board of appeals members; a letter from Alex A. Wise in London, England, regarding immigration; part of an itemized list of expenses for the governor's mansion; a letter from Illinois Secretary of State Edward Rummell regarding his state's reports; a letter from freedman N. Denson in Falls County regarding settling on public lands; a letter from Joab H. Banton in Huntsville hoping to have his political disabilities removed; a vacancy notice for a Marion County justice of the peace; and a letter from Hempstead Mayor R.P. Faddis regarding a board of aldermen meeting.]
124. Correspondence, October 21-23, 1870
[Records include recommendations for Cherokee, Ellis, and Limestone County surveyors; E.B. Dwyer for Houston County sheriff; and Galveston bar branch pilots. Records also include a resignation from the Limestone County surveyor; part of an itemized list of expenses for the governor's mansion; letters relating to appointing various municipal officers; a letter from Michigan State Librarian Harriet A. Tenney regarding her state's journals and reports; a letter from State Lunatic Asylum Superintendent J.H. Corley regarding the patient Ms. Jennings; documents regarding difficulty in getting Jonathan S. Collard installed as the Montgomery County surveyor; a letter from H.V. Hurlock in Corsicana regarding a petition for his removal as registrar; a letter from Attorney Edward T. Austin regarding Galveston County tax collection difficulties; a letter from Thomas Sheriff in Palestine regarding racial tension and violence in his area; a letter from John G. Scott in Kaufman regarding a petition for the removal of Col. Halloquist's political disabilities; a letter from Franklin B. Hough in Lowville, New York, regarding state seals; letters from John McClane in Nueces County and Thomas J. Goree in Madison County regarding the law to fill vacancies; a Hill County petition from citizens who do not want to be under martial law; and correspondence from Galveston Mayor James A. McKee regarding a quarantine.]
125. Correspondence, October 24, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a San Antonio district attorney, Hardin County registrar and board of appeals members, Erath County board of appeals members, a frontier force captain, and a Rains County registrar. Records also include resignations from a Titus County surveyor and a Robertson County justice of the peace; letters regarding a Limestone County treasurer election controversy; a letter from B.H. Heitman in Galveston regarding Charles Fowler; and a letter from H.M. Mayors regarding his removal as Freestone County registrar.]
126. Correspondence, October 25-26, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Galveston bar branch pilot, Blanco board of appeals members, an official journal for Bell County, Burton and Gonzales mayors and aldermen, and Grimes and Titus County treasurers. Records also include a resignation from the Grimes County treasurer; a German language letter (with an English translation) from Earnst Höber in Bernberg [Bernburg], North German Confederation, regarding immigration; a letter from Louis Constant in Austin regarding translating Texas laws into German; a Hill County petition regarding the local declaration of martial law; letters calling for the replacement of various municipal officers; and a letter from Kansas Secretary of State Thomas Moonlight regarding his state's journals.]
127. Correspondence, October 27-29, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Hallettsville municipal officers, Paris city marshal, Harrison and Houston County sheriffs, Bexar and Tyler County district attorneys, Wise County surveyor, Cherokee and Montague County treasurers, an official San Antonio journal, a Galveston bar branch pilot, William Carey Crane for superintendent of public instruction, Weatherford mayor and aldermen, and Live Oak County district clerk and board of appeals members. Records also include a letter from J.H. Morrison in Palestine regarding official printing; a letter from James D. English in Houston County regarding pardon for West Wood; a letter from H.O. Heffter in Austin regarding finance for frontier forces; and correspondence regarding the behavior of Judge Morrill.]
128. Correspondence, October 30-31, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Galveston alderman and bar branch pilot, a Liberty official paper, Hidalgo and Starr County registrars and board of appeals members, state geologist, Washington County board of appeals members, Fort Bend County sheriff, and Lampasas County treasurer. Records also include a McLennan County petition calling for the replacement of a registrar; a typed copy of a letter from C.B. Rainee in Palo Pinto reporting Indian depredations; a letter from T.G. Tracy in Burton reporting deplorable conditions due to a lack of municipal officers; a vacancy notice for Harrison County sheriff; a letter from Crank & Wilson in Houston asking for a requisition on the governor of Louisiana for Jesse Wagner, wanted in Harris County; part of an itemized list of expenses for the governor's mansion; a letter from Jasper County Postmaster Thomas Gilbreath regarding delivery of bonds and oaths; parts of an itemized list of expenses for the governor's mansion; a letter from publisher James W. Golledge in Waco asking for a reward to be offered for the murderer of teen Eugene W. Carter; and a letter from John Y. Rankin in Comanche regarding his political disabilities.]
129. Correspondence, November 1-2, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Chambers and Grimes County inspectors of hides and animals, Navarro County clerk, Anderson and Montgomery County surveyors, a Fannin County notary public, Pilot Point mayor and aldermen, official printing in Waco, and Houston County sheriff. Records also include letters relating to appointing various municipal officers; a letter from Refugio County District Court Clerk Edward S. Winsor regarding the removal of Edward St. John as county treasurer, with a letter from St. John regarding this removal; a letter from Carroll Duval Harn in Grimes County calling for the replacement of board of appeals members; a letter from J.N. Leeteh in Coryell County asking for a copy of the public school law; a letter from A. Siemering in Columbus reporting he has withdrawn his name from Comptroller Bledsoe's bond and will take over the office; laws and statutes from the Maryland state librarian and the Department of the Interior in Washington, D.C.; a letter from A.D. Elam in Houston County regarding a congressional election; a letter from Nebraska Governor David Butler requesting information relative to requisitions; and correspondence regarding public printing in Indianola and Brownsville.]
130. Correspondence, November 3-4, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Harrison County sheriff, Wise County surveyor, Tyler County district attorney, Baylor University President William Carey Crane for superintendent of education, and a Shelby County official paper. Records also include a resignation from a La Grange alderman; correspondence regarding mail service between Burton and Austin; correspondence from Mortimer H. Goddin and Deputy U.S. Marshal A. Drew regarding a Polk County election; a Waco petition calling for the removal of the city marshal; a letter from Austin Superintendent of Public Improvements John W. Glenn regarding buildings and grounds expenses; a letter from William S. Huntington in Washington, D.C., regarding Texas indemnity bonds; a letter from John G. Scott in regarding lawlessness in Van Zandt County; a letter from George P. Douglas in Galveston regarding charges against John Delaney, James Dunn, and Richard Dalton; a letter from A.R. Parsons and D.F. Davis regarding the Waco political climate and Mayor B.F. Harris; and a letter from E.M. Reid in Oakville requesting a copy of the general laws from 1870.]
131. Correspondence, November 5-7, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Bowie and Wise County surveyors, Gonzales and Van Zandt County registrars, public school teachers, Tyler County district attorney, special judges for Galveston County, superintendent of public instruction, a Leon County justice of the peace, a Zapata County district clerk, and Cherokee County treasurer. Records also include letters regarding the duties of various municipal officers; letters from G.A. O'Brien and J.H. Townsend in Waco regarding the city marshal's removal; a letter from W.P. Huff regarding pardons for Charles Anderson and Charles E. Stanley; a letter from J.R. Burnett in Madisonville reporting racial tension and violence in his area; and a letter from F. Wood regarding the Hill County sheriff's removal.]
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2014/110-10 132. Correspondence, November 8, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including state geologist, Salado mayor and aldermen, and Zapata County sheriff. Records also include a letter from John G. Bell in Bellville requesting an election in Austin County; a resignation from a Wilson County district clerk; a letter from C.D. Morris in Jefferson reporting local lawlessness; a letter from John G. Scott in Palestine regarding the pollical climate in his area; a document from a U.S. consul in Monterey, Mexico, regarding the extradition treaty and the arrest of Thomas Burke for murder; and a letter from Registrar Andrew J. Lewis in Beaumont regarding a missing record book.]
133. Correspondence, November 9-10, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including mayor of Bastrop, San Saba County inspector of hides and animals, a Hillsboro district clerk, and a state geologist. Records also include letters from Judge F. Wood in Hillsboro regarding the state of Hill County and the removal of Sheriff Evan Beauchamp; a letter from H. Rosencrans in Laredo regarding yellow fever and a quarantine; and a letter from Henry Haupt in Brownsville regarding Judge Russell and the Ranchero newspaper.]
134. Correspondence, November 11-14, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Jasper, Newton, and Orange County surveyors; Kerr and Lampasas County treasurers; Refugio and San Patricio County inspectors of hides and animals; resignations from a Bremond alderman and from executive office porter John Robinson due to ill treatment by Mr. Britton; letters regarding the Ranchero, Judges Cummings and Russell, and Henry Haupt; a letter from F. Wood in Hillsboro regarding the state of Hill County and the removal of Sheriff Evan Beauchamp; a letter from H. Stuart in Galveston regarding Judge Wheeler's widow; a letter from Judge John G. Scott in Palestine regarding District Attorney William H. Howard's resignation; a letter from James L. Edwards in Galveston requesting a copy of his pardon; and a letter from Mrs. D.C. Constant in Rippon, Kansas, regarding the whereabouts of her husband.]
135. Correspondence, November 15-19, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including an immigration agent for Alabama, Harrison County sheriff, Bremond mayor and aldermen, Groesbeck mayor and marshal, Gonzales postmaster, and an Oakville district court clerk. Records also include a resignation from a Bremond alderman; letters asking for a Limestone County notary public and a state policeman at Georgetown to be appointed; a letter from Mary E. Lindsay in La Grange reporting that her husband Judge Lindsay is too ill to carry out his duties; a copy of an indictment in The State of Texas v. Laban J. Hoffman, regarding Hoffman defacing the brand of a mare; a letter from U.S. Indian Agent Lawrie Tatum at Fort Sill relating to horse thieves; a letter from Pleasant M. Yell in Montgomery regarding the county surveyor; a Bastrop County petition to replace a mayor; a letter from John Fuller in Waco reporting on a meeting of McLennan County Republicans; a payroll document for workers employed by engineer John W. Glenn; a letter from T.G. Davidson in Brenham regarding the murder of the Washington County sheriff; and a letter from S.C. Upshaw in Hillsboro regarding a requisition on the governor of Louisiana for C.T. Jones.]
136. Correspondence, November 21, 1870
[Records include a Georgetown petition for a county surveyor, letters regarding establishing a Republican paper in Crockett, and a letter from Jasper Starr in Anderson County regarding the murder of freedman Jesse Scott and asking for a reward for capturing his murderer.]
137. Correspondence, November 22-24, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Beaumont district attorney, mayor of Bastrop, Hamilton County sheriff, and a Rusk County public printer. Records also include resignations from Jack and Wilson County board of appeals members; letters relating to various municipal officers; a letter regarding establishing a Republican paper in Corsicana; a letter from J.P. Osterhout in Hamilton reporting that his area has many vacancies that make law enforcement difficult; a letter from L. Lyon in Navasota requesting a requisition on the governor of Georgia for W.S. Thomas; a Hill County petition for the reinstatement of District Court Clerk J.R. Purnell; and a letter from T.C. Barden in Corpus Christi regarding attaching San Patricio County to Nueces County for judicial purposes.]
138. Correspondence, November 25-27, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Tarrant and Uvalde County inspectors of hides and animals, state superintendent of public schools, and a San Antonio criminal court judge. Records also include a newspaper clipping regarding communication between Gov. Davis and Judge William H. Russell of Brownsville; a court document and newspaper clippings regarding Henry Haupt publishing "a false and malicious statement" in the Ranchero and being jailed for three days in Cameron County; Hill County petitions supporting John. A. Purnell for district court clerk; letters relating to various municipal officers; a letter from B.F. Harris in Waco reporting Republican meeting proceedings; letters from Georgia and New York residents regarding immigration to Texas; a letter from E. Pettit in Plentitude regarding appointing a state geologist; and a letter from William Wilson in Indianola asking for Gov. Davis' assistance as he is in jail.]
139. Correspondence, November 28-30, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Houston County sheriff, Atascosa and Zapata County vacancies, state geologist, a Galveston alderman, and a Brownsville district attorney. Records also include resignations from Uvalde County Sheriff James A. Robinson and a 10th district attorney; a letter from Henry Haupt in Brownsville regarding his imprisonment by Judge Russell; letters relating to various municipal officers; a letter from John A. Purnell in Hillsboro regarding his removal as Hill County clerk and a petition for his reinstatement; a Zapata County petition to move the county seat from Carrizo to San Bartolo; a requisition from the governor of Arkansas for Mr. Pinkney and J. Armstrong; and a Spanish language letter from Ponciano B. Fernandez regarding employment at the Capitol.]
140. Correspondence, November 1870
[Records include a list of Bastrop officials and a letter to Judge H.C. Pedigo from a Tyler County grand jury.]
141. Correspondence, December 1-2, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Ellis County surveyor, a state immigration officer, Harris and Rains County notaries public, and an Upshur County treasurer. Records also include letters relating to various municipal officers; a letter from H. Chamberlain, Jr., in Brownsville regarding his contracts for furnishing frontier forces with supplies; a letter from A.J. Bennett in Huntsville reporting he has a flag taken from the 26th Indiana Volunteers captured in Brashear City and asking if he should return it; a Burnet County petition supporting Marble Falls as a location for a proposed new state penitentiary; petitions from Bee, DeWitt, Jackson, Lavaca, and Victory County citizens supporting Goliad County as the location for the proposed penitentiary; a document regarding Thomas Burk being charged with murder and the U.S. consul in Monterey, Mexico; a letter from John W. Herndon in San Marcos regarding a Hays County election; and a letter regarding the Supreme Court case Texas v. White.]
142. Correspondence, December 3-5, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, Davis County sheriff, including a 2nd district attorney, Lavaca and Refugio County inspectors of hides and animals, a Houston alderman, Burnet County surveyor, and mayor of Brenham. Records also include petitions supporting and protesting the reinstatement of John A. Purnell as district court clerk in Hill County; a letter from J.A. Hinnant and J.P. Dangerfield in Titus County regarding the murder of Mr. Crow; a letter from Jasper Starr in Plenitude regarding public printing; a letter from state Comptroller A. Bledsoe regarding a suit against Uvalde County Sheriff James Robinson; a letter from S.H. Caufield in Lavaca regarding racial tension and rioting; a letter from Thomas Wardlow regarding the removal of E. Beauchamp and John A. Purnell from office; letters relating to various municipal officers; and letters regarding complaints against Walter Moses Burton as Fort Bend County sheriff and tax collector.]
143. Correspondence, December 6, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Sabine County treasurer, Bell County inspector of hides and animals, and a Bremond district court position. Records also include a letter from Secretary of State James P. Newcomb regarding frontier defense bonds; a letter from George Dye in Rockport regarding his political disabilities; a letter from Richard Sloan regarding lawlessness and murder in Madison County; a letter from Crockett freedman Willis Gardener regarding race relations in his area; letters from F. Wood regarding conditions in Hill and Limestone Counties; a letter from John A. Purnell in Waco regarding his removal as Hill County district court clerk, with petitions supporting his reinstatement; and a letter from Grimes County Registrar A.S. Pankey inquiring about freedmen settling in Austin.]
144. Correspondence, December 7-11, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Columbus city marshal, a Goliad alderman and recorder, state geologist, a public school teaching position, and mayor of Brenham. Records also include a resignation from the San Augustine County surveyor; a copy of the indictment in The State of Texas v. Wilks Owen; letters relating to various municipal officers; a Calhoun County petition regarding the lack of policemen, municipal officers, and schools in that county; a letter from James Welk Tays in El Paso reporting the murder of Judge Clark; a letter from customs collector D.C. Marsh in El Paso regarding the murder Judge Clark by B.F. Williams; a letter from A.F. Bridges in Columbus regarding his removal as city marshal; a letter from John A. Purnell in Hillsboro regarding his removal as district court clerk; letters from G.T. Ruby and B.H. Heitman in Galveston regarding the boat Ella and Capt. T. Chubb; a letter from Charles J. Murphy in Brownsville regarding local politics and the Ranchero; and a letter from J.H. Hunter at Sabine Pass regarding dividing Texas into two or more states.]
145. Correspondence, December 12-14, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Webberville alderman, DeWitt and Lampasas County inspectors of hides and animals, a Fannin County notary public, a Galveston district judgeship, superintendent of public instruction, a public school teaching position, and San Augustine County surveyor. Records also include a resignation from a Webberville alderman; letters relating to various municipal officers; a letter from an Arkansas resident regarding immigration to Texas; a letter from F.G. Franks in Wharton regarding the property suit for the late John C. Clark; a letter from B.W. Gray in Jefferson regarding two men in the state penitentiary; a letter from Seguin Judge Henry Maney regarding charges against a Caldwell County justice of the peace; and a letter from James A. Corley in Austin reporting that he is unable to draw money from the treasury for the State Lunatic Asylum.]
146. Correspondence, December 15-17, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Colorado and Navarro County district clerks, Brazos and DeWitt County inspectors of hides and animals, a commissioner of deeds, a Jasper County notary public, Bowie County treasurer, Denton County surveyor, and Huntsville mayor and aldermen. Records also include a resignation from 8th District Judge A.H. Latimer; letters from Henry Stebbins and Marshall O. Roberts in New York regarding the Southern Transcontinental Railroad; a letter from John D. Thompson in Sherman regarding factories and mills; a requisition from the governor of Kansas for the arrest of Thomas Calloway; a letter from Mrs. N.W. Bush in Brenham regarding donating a portrait of Judge David G. Burnet; a letter from Hays County Sheriff J.R. Brown regarding prisoner transportation to the penitentiary; and a letter from William R. Lewis in San Marcos concerning his pay as registrar and election judge.]
147. Correspondence, December 18-21, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Bowie, Harris, and Upshur County treasurers; Houston aldermen; Davis County surveyor; and Walker County sheriff. Records also include a resignation from a Houston alderman; a letter from J.R. Burnett in Huntsville regarding the local sheriff's removal; a letter from Indiana State Librarian M.G. McLain asking for the return of the captured flag of the 26th Indiana Volunteers; a letter from J.W. Drury regarding his removal as Live Oak County district clerk; a letter from Secretary of State Hamilton Fish in Washington, D.C., forwarding a French language letter from French minister Vte. De Faverney requesting laws relating to printing and bookselling; bonds and oaths from Galveston bar branch pilots; a letter from A.G. Moore regarding the Springfield election; a letter from 26th District Judge J.N. Everett in Austin requesting the replacement of a district attorney; and an annual report from the Signal Office for 1870 from War Department Chief Signal Officer Albert J. Myer in Washington, D.C.]
148. Correspondence, December 22-23, 1870
[Records include applications for an Indianola mail agent and a comptroller's office clerkship; a resignation from a San Saba County justice of the peace; a letter from Danforth, Cooke, & Co. in Paterson, New Jersey, regarding the sale of the Texas and New Orleans Railroad; an agreement between Danforth, Cooke, & Co. and the Sabine & Galveston Bay & Lumber Company; a letter from T.G. Davidson in La Grange regarding a murder trial; a letter from John T. Flint in Waco regarding charges against City Marshal L.J. Hoffman; and a letter from Huntsville Judge J.R. Burnett reporting the murders of two African American men in Madison County.]
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2014/110-11 149. Correspondence, December 24-26, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Brazos and Washington County inspectors of hides and animals, state geologist, a Galveston alderman, and an Oakville district clerk. Records also include a resignation from a Hays County registrar; a letter from B.H. Heitman in Galveston regarding local elections; and a letter from two McKinney attorneys regarding C.M. Jameson's fine for carrying arms.]
150. Correspondence, December 27-28, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Bremond constable and aldermen, superintendent of public instruction, and the mayor of Marshall. Records also include letters from N. Patten and T. Chubb regarding Galveston bar branch pilots; a letter from J.M. Wilson in Sequin regarding introducing manufacturing establishments; a letter from James W. Stephenson in Paris asking for a reward to be offered for J.G. Mosley for murdering John Williams; and a letter from Huntsville District Attorney W.E. Horn recommending the removal of Benjamin S. Wilson's political disabilities.]
151. Correspondence, December 29-31, 1870
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Starr and Van Zandt County sheriffs, a Gainesville official journal, a Sabine Pass bar branch pilot, and an agent for German immigration. Records also include letters relating to various municipal officers; a letter from Thomas J. Russell in Beaumont applying for the removal of his political disabilities; a letter from Huntsville District Judge J.R. Burnett regarding the Madison County sheriff's removal; a letter from Calhoun County Sheriff J. Cahn regarding the arrest of William Wilson for highway robbery; a letter from N. Denson in Marlin regarding local racial tension; and a resignation from Marlin Mayor A.M. Attaway.]
152. Correspondence, December 1870
[Records include a printed booklet—"The Memorial of Gen. W.S. Rosecrans"—that includes "An Act for the promotion of commerce and amity between the people of the United States and of Mexico, by encouraging the citizens of the United States to aid Mexico in the development of her resources" and a letter from John A. Purnell regarding his election and removal as Hill County district clerk.]
153. Correspondence, undated, 1870
[Records include a letter from L.H. Reavis in Missouri regarding a capital convention in Cincinnati, Ohio; a letter from Chicago residents wanting to move to Texas; a recommendation for a Capitol porter; and a letter from G.A. Jennings in Fort Worth regarding B.F. Barkley's rejection by the Senate.]
154. Correspondence, January 1-3, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Brenham city marshal, a Robertson County registrar, Bremond aldermen, Sabine County treasurer, a Dallas assessor and collector, superintendent of public schools, a Bonham constable, mayor of Kosse, Galveston pilot commissioners, and a Bell County notary public. Records also include letters relating to various municipal officers; a letter from Wharton judge T.C. Barden regarding attaching San Patricio County to Nueces County for judicial purposes; a letter from State Treasurer George W. Honey regarding deposits; a letter from S.C. Upshaw in Brenham regarding Judge Wood's upcoming Senate confirmation; a letter from J.E. Oldright in Austin regarding the legislative halls and chambers being locked; and a letter from James A. Nelms in Corsicana regarding false claims from Joseph H. Nelms.]
155. Correspondence, January 4-8, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Tarrant County registrar, Concho County inspector of hides and animals, school superintendent, and a state school position. Records also include resignations from a Tarrant County registrar and a Gonzales County justice of the peace; letters relating to various municipal officers; a letter from Mrs. M. Oliver in New Orleans asking for assistance after the Chicago fire; letters from Edwin Hoyt in New York and State Treasurer George W. Honey in Austin regarding state finance; a letter from Brownsville District Attorney Frank E. MacManus regarding the school tax; a letter from James Turner in Marshall regarding the Harrison County census; a Spanish language letter from Garcia Benito in Laredo regarding charges against Webb District Court Clerk E.A. Hall; and a letter from J.D. Kerfoot in Dallas reporting the removal of Justice of the Peace T.L. Frank; a letter from L. Reavis in St. Louis, Missouri, enclosing a resolution for the removal of the national capital to some "more central and appropriate location."]
156. Correspondence, January 9-10, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Live Oak and Nacogdoches County treasurers, a land commissioner position, mayor of Marshall, and superintendent of public instruction. Records also include resignations from Colorado and Navarro County district clerks and a Llano County justice of the peace; a letter from John T. Moore in New York regarding state bonds; a Kimble County petition to separate their services from Gillespie County; a letter from N. Patten in Galveston regarding bar branch pilots; and letters regarding the Texas and New Orleans Railroad and the International Rail Road of Texas.]
157. Correspondence, January 11-12, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Jacob Fontaine for the Senate, a Navarro County district clerk, and an immigration bureau position. Records also include a circular regarding immigration to Colorado County; a letter from John G. Scott in Palestine regarding the removal of District Clerk W.H. King; a letter from William E. Parker in Galveston regarding his removal as U.S. Marshal; a letter from B.B. Tyler in Rusk County regarding laws passed by the 12th Legislature; a letter from U.S. Marshal W.E. Parker in Galveston regarding the indictment of George P. Douglas; a letter from Finance Committee Chairman J.S. Mills regarding the Caruthers estate; and a notice of vacancies in Brown County.]
158. Correspondence, January 13-16, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Grayson County justice of the peace, a 10th district attorney, Montgomery County sheriff, and a Fannin County notary public. Records also include a letter from State Comptroller A. Bledsoe regarding sheriffs who failed to qualify; a receipt from the Houston and Texas Central Railway Freight Office for shipping a portrait of Sam Houston; letters from State Treasurer George W. Honey and State Printer J.G. Tracy regarding state printing; documents regarding Judge Scott removing the Palestine County district clerk; a letter from A.H. Tuggle in Comanche reporting confusion over two men receiving a commission for county surveyor; a letter from S.S. Marsh in New York regarding the sale of the Texas and New Orleans Railroad; a letter from Hill County Sheriff J.P. Grace regarding the arrest of Lt. Pickett; and a letter from congressmen John G. Bell and Charles L. Abbott requesting the replacement of Austin County municipal officers.]
159. Correspondence, January 17-19, 1871
[Records include a recommendation for a Grimes County notary public; a letter from J.H. Banton in Huntsville regarding the removal of his political disabilities; a letter from B.R. Gilbert in Austin regarding articles he intends to publish regarding the legislature; an invitation from A.L. Solomons in Washington, D.C., to a carnival for George Washington's birthday; a letter from William Hester in Raleigh, North Carolina, regarding his missing brother, a freedman; a letter from House Finance Committee Chair William H. Sinclair regarding deficiencies for the fiscal year ending in 1872; documents regarding Galveston bar branch pilots; a letter from S.S. Brown in San Antonio regarding a site for a proposed prison; letters requesting copies of Gov. Davis' messages and state journals; applications for a pardon for J.W. Reily; and a letter from medical officer William F. Geissler to Col. James Davidson requesting a leave of absence.]
160. Correspondence, January 20-21, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Presidio justice of the peace and district surveyor, Grimes and Jasper County notaries public, and for an official paper in Waco. Records also include resignations from Navasota aldermen; a letter from Charles Fowler regarding Galveston bar branch pilots; a letter from William Prissick in Austin regarding an amendment to the pension bill; a letter from State Policeman Thomas Sheriff in Cherokee County regarding a local election investigation and racial tension; a letter from Judge C.C. Binckley in Sherman regarding jury selection and race relations; a letter from Farmers' Loan and Trust Company President R.G. Rolston in New York regarding frontier defense bonds; a letter from sculptor Vinnie Ream in Washington, D.C., inviting Gov. Davis to the unveiling of her Lincoln Statue; a letter from Paris Mayor G.O. Greiner requesting the replacement of the city marshal.]
161. Correspondence, January 22-24, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Burnet County notary public, Houston County treasurer, a Paris alderman, Van Zandt County surveyor, and a Bastrop district attorney. Records also include a resignation from the Houston County treasurer; letters relating to various municipal officers; documents regarding frontier defense bonds; a letter from a wounded veteran hoping for relief; a letter from J.A. Bridgeland in Galveston relating to U.S. marshals; and a letter from John G. James in Austin asking to borrow a flag for the Texas Military Institute.]
162. Correspondence, January 25-26, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including an Anderson County district clerk, Newton County treasurer and surveyor, Brown County sheriff, and a Galveston public paper. Records also include letters relating to appointing various municipal officers; a letter from E.S. Winsor in Refugio requesting a character reference for W.S. Campion; a letter from J.G.G. Garnett in Port Gibson regarding cotton worm destruction; and documents regarding charges against District Attorney Abney for malfeasance in Lockhart.]
163. Correspondence, January 27-28, 1871
[Records include a resignation from Hamilton County Sheriff Francis M. Carter; a letter from the War Department in Washington, D.C., requesting a report on the burning of the town of Brenham by U.S. soldiers; a letter from C.N. Olds in Columbus, Ohio, regarding the murders of Mr. Williams and Mr. Clark; letters regarding local matters in Cotton Gin; and a letter from Attorney J.S. Camp in Gilmer regarding railroads.]
164. Correspondence, January 29, 1871
[Records include recommendations for Menard County officers and a Houston cotton weigher, a Rains County petition regarding the local political climate, and a letter from State Treasurer George W. Honey regarding his bond.]
165. Correspondence, January 30-31, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Liberty paper for official printing, a financial agent for the state penitentiary, Montague County surveyor, mayor of Marlin, a Refugio County notary public, and a Hamilton County district clerk. Records also include a resignation from Marlin Mayor A.M. Attaway; correspondence regarding Grimes County matters; a letter from State Treasurer George W. Honey regarding a Senate resolution; a letter from W.M. Waddell regarding incorporating the town of Kosse; a letter from the Navarro County treasurer regarding his performance; letters relating to appointing various municipal officers; and documents from A. Newcomb and Mason County citizens regarding martial law being declared in their county.]
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2014/110-12 166. Correspondence, January 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Refugio County sheriff, Freestone County treasurer, Hardin County surveyor, Blanco and Lavaca County officers, a Harris County notary public, and a Robertson County justice of the peace. Records also include a resignation from a Blanco County registrar; letters regarding the Caldwell and Washington County treasurers, the 22nd judicial district attorney, Montague County registrar and board of appeals members, and the Blanco County inspector of hides and animals; a letter from Thomas J. Durant in Washington, D.C., regarding G.W. Paschal and Texas cases before the Supreme Court; a list of 140 treasury warrants paid by B.M. Odom; and a Gillespie County petition asking for a replacement of their inspector of hides and animals.]
167. Correspondence, February 1-2, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a land office position, Hamilton County sheriff and inspector of hides and animals, San Jacinto County treasurer and surveyor, and Austin city marshal. Records also include resignations from a Wise County justice of the peace and Austin aldermen; a letter from Attorney General William Alexander regarding a circuit court decision; a letter from Bell County District Judge J.P. Osterhout regarding a Hamilton County sheriff vacancy; a letter from Charles Taylor in Mexico to Mr. Dougherty regarding the character of Cruse Carson; a letter from Rusk County Sheriff James H. Everett asking why his position was listed as vacant; a letter from Winchester Repeating Arms Co. President O.F. Winchester in New Haven, Connecticut, regarding payment for arms furnished to the state; a letter from G.W. DeWitt regarding the mayor of Paris; a letter from Milam County Registrar R. Van Slyke regarding election returns; and a letter from Hugh Ames in Seguin regarding public schools.]
168. Correspondence, February 3-5, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including an executive clerkship; Menard County officers; Austin recorder, treasurer, and aldermen; letters relating to appointing various municipal officers; letters from Rusk County Surveyor John Wherry regarding his position; a letter from John W. Robertson, on behalf of the judiciary committee, regarding proposed legislation; and a letter from Austin Mayor John W. Glenn regarding a proposed railroad sale.]
169. Correspondence, February 6-8, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including education superintendent, Waco city marshal, Austin aldermen and city surveyor, Jasper and Marion County notaries public, and Galveston branch pilots. Records also include resignations from McLennan and Rains County justices of the peace; letters relating to various municipal positions; a letter from G.B. Lewis in Ohio regarding the sale of college land scrip; a letter from Thomas O'Connor in Refugio County regarding a proposed new county; and a letter from S. Perez in Washington, D.C., inquiring about the whereabouts of the missing Jose Maria Mejia.]
170. Correspondence, February 9-11, 1871
[Records include applications for an executive clerkship and an Austin alderman; letters from Charles Soward in Weatherford regarding the Hood and Parker County sheriffs; letters relating to various municipal positions; a letter from Anderson District Judge J.R. Burnett regarding Capt. Reid; letters from E.C. Chambers and Attorney James Masterson in Montgomery regarding grand juries; a letter from State Treasurer George W. Honey regarding the Permanent School Fund; messages from J. Elliot Condict in Austin and from Gov. Davis to the legislature regarding a joint resolution about the Texas and New Orleans Rail Road.]
171. Correspondence, February 12-14, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a DeWitt County registrar, an official Republican paper in Sabine Pass, and Frio County sheriff and district clerk. Records also include resignations from an Austin alderman, a Hays County notary public, and the Brazos County surveyor; letters relating to various municipal positions; a letter from George P. Douglass in Galveston thanking Gov. Davis for a reference letter to President Grant; and a letter from Charles M. Bree in Anderson regarding policeman J.M. Gibbs.]
172. Correspondence, February 15, 1871
[Records include an application for Galveston cotton weigher; a letter from J.J. Thornton in Castroville asking for a leave of absence; a letter from Thomas D. Evans in Kaufman regarding the 14th district judgeship; a letter from a New York resident regarding land scrip; a letter from House Representative John W. Robertson regarding Judge J.M. Thurmond's removal; a telegram from W.C. Holland to Judge J.W. Robertson regarding a grand jury; and a letter from J.P. Marshall in Richmond regarding trouble with his county treasurer appointment.]
173. Correspondence, February 16-18, 1871
[Records include applications for superintendent of education, a state police position, and for authority to raise a Ranger company for frontier protection; letters relating to various municipal positions; letters regarding Galveston bar branch pilots; letters from H.L. Ray in Dallas regarding elections and the Constitution; a resignation from the Goliad County sheriff; a letter from Victoria Judge T.C. Barden regarding the Refugio and Victoria County sheriffs; a document from Attorney George W. Paschal in Washington, D.C., regarding Supreme Court cases Texas v. White and The State of Texas v. George Peabody; and a letter from House Representative B. Rush Plumly regarding a dispute between B.H. Heitman and Capt. Chubb.]
174. Correspondence, February 19-21, 1871
[Records include an application for superintendent of the state lunatic asylum; resignations from the Brazoria County sheriff and from Brazos, Goliad, and Grimes County justices of the peace; a letter from custom house inspector Thomas C. Biddle regarding British ship Rose Brea; a letter from George Jackson in Cotton Gin regarding public schools; a letter from S.W. Ford in Austin to S.P. Newcomb regarding incorporating the town of Kosse; a letter from J.B. Rogers in Fairfield asking for an appropriation by the legislature to pay sheriffs for enrolling militia men; a letter from Indiana State Librarian M.G. McLain requesting the return of a captured flag from the 26th Regiment Indiana Volunteers; a letter from Comptroller A. Bledsoe regarding Williamson County assessment rolls; letters from Thomas J. Durant in Washington, D.C., regarding Supreme Court cases The State of Texas v. George Peabody and Texas v. White; letters regarding cotton worm destruction; and a petition for bar branch pilots to be appointed at Lavaca and Matagorda Bays.]
175. Correspondence, February 22-24, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Brazoria County surveyor and Bell and Harris County inspectors of hides and animals. Records also include resignations from Walker County Sheriff M. Butler and the Brazoria County surveyor; letters relating to appointing various municipal officers; a letter from State Lunatic Asylum superintendent J.A. Corley in Austin regarding charges made against him; a message from Gov. Davis to Speaker of the House Ira H. Evans regarding "An Act to incorporate the Jefferson Gas Light company"; a letter from W.M. Smith in Columbus regarding his removal as sheriff; letters from Thomas J. Durant in Washington, D.C., and Farmers' Loan and Trust Company President R.G. Rolston in New York regarding Texas bonds; and a Hill County document regarding local troubles.]
176. Correspondence, February 25-28, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including an Aransas Pass wreck master; Navasota aldermen, and Leon County sheriff. Records also include a resignation from State Insane Asylum Superintendent J.A. Corley; letters relating to various municipal officers; letters regarding local court matters in Kaufman and Montgomery; a letter from Attorney J.W. Moses in Rockport regarding moving the county seat; a letter from Henry Scott in Oatmeal asking for protection; a letter from Henderson County District Clerk Jeff E. Thompson regarding murder indictments; and a letter from Bell County District Attorney James Boyd regarding John Madison escaping from jail.]
177. Correspondence, February 1871
[Records include an application for State Lunatic Asylum superintendent; a Spanish language letter from the Zapata County district clerk; a letter from Thomas J. Durant in Washington, D.C., regarding Texas cases before the Supreme Court; and a letter from Polk County Sheriff T.F. Mercer regarding the Liberty Observer.]
178. Correspondence, March 1-21, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Polk County treasurer; Guadalupe, Refugio, Robertson, Titus, and Travis County notaries public; Fort Bend, Jasper, Limestone, and Sabine County surveyors; Austin, Burnet, Limestone, Live Oak, and Starr County inspectors of hides and animals; Hempstead municipal officers; a Hays County board of appeals position; mayor of Brenham; Calvert city attorney; Zapata County sheriff and notary public; Gillespie, Live Oak, and Sabine County sheriffs; a Lavaca Bay bar branch pilot; and Kosse mayor and aldermen. Records also include resignations from an Anderson County board of appeals member, Liberty and Wilson County justices of the peace, the Grimes County inspector of hides and animals, and Brenham Mayor S.W. Bush; letters regarding Galveston bar branch pilots and the dispute between B.H. Heitman and Capt. Chubb; letters from Thomas J. Durant in Washington, D.C., R.G. Rolston in New York, and J.P. Newcomb in New York regarding bonds and scrip; letters relating to various municipal officers; a letter from George W. Paschal in Washington, D.C., regarding Texas and New Orleans Rail Road; a letter from Paris aldermen requesting a replacement of their city marshal; a letter from F.P. Wood in Corsicana regarding Hill County difficulties; and a letter from C.H. Napier in Georgetown asking about rewards offered for certain desperadoes.]
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2014/110-13 179. Correspondence, March 22-31, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Caldwell and Zapata County inspectors of hides and animals; a Galveston bar branch pilot; Bowie, Grimes, Lamar, and Nacogdoches County treasurers; a Washington County notary public; Hays and Newton County registrars; a Bastrop assessor and collector; A.W. Riley for mayor of Canton; Hill and Walker County sheriffs; an executive clerkship in Austin; a Galveston cotton weigher; and an official Quitman Republican paper. Records also include resignations from Hill County Sheriff J.P. Grace and a Grayson County justice of the peace; letters from G.W. Patten in Waco and John A. Purnell in Hillsboro regarding Hill County Sheriff J.P. Grace's resignation; letters and petitions protesting the Grimes and Washington County treasurers and State Policeman George F.B. Vega; letters from Farmers' Loan and Trust Company President R.G. Rolston in New York regarding state finance and Agricultural and Mechanical College scrip; a letter from National Bank Note Company Treasurer A.D. Shephard in New York to James P. Newcomb regarding frontier defense bonds; a letter from Gov. Davis to Speaker of the House Judge Evans regarding House Bill (H.B.) 165, for the relief of Thomas Caruthers; a letter from S.H. Russell in Marshall regarding his removal as district attorney; a letter from J.M. Gibbs in Navasota regarding fugitive D. Fields; a letter from 15th District Judge William H. Russell regarding Zapata County's lack of qualified jurors; Wilson County petitions regarding an election to move the county seat; a letter from State Treasurer G.W. Honey regarding to auditorial board papers; a Brazoria County petition regarding railroad construction; a letter from Thomas J. Durant in Washington, D.C., regarding the Supreme Court case of Texas v. White; and letters from Gov. Davis to Bennet G. Burley regarding immigration from Britain and establishing a monthly line of ocean steamers between Europe and Galveston.]
180. Correspondence, April 1-7, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Hays and Medina County inspectors of hides and animals; Erath, Lamar, and Washington County treasurers; Groesbeck marshal, mayor, and aldermen; a Rockport alderman; Hearne and Calvert municipal officers; a Delta County registrar and board of appeals members; Matagorda and Zapata County notaries public; a position on the commission to codify state laws; Harris County cotton weigher; Henderson County sheriff; a Native American agent; and a San Antonio school board position. Records also include resignations from a Rockport alderman and the Erath County treasurer; a letter from Walter H. Smith from the Department of the Interior in Washington, D.C., regarding Texas land scrip; a letter from Thomas J. Durant in Washington, D.C., regarding indemnity bonds; a letter from House Representative J.L. Haynes regarding granting lands to the original settlers of Laredo; a letter from the Massachusetts governor asking for all Massachusetts fugitives to be returned; a letter from R.O. Searce regarding Hill County Sheriff J.P. Grace's resignation; a letter from John G. Scott regarding Palestine District Court minutes; letters from Herman Sjoberg in Austin and A.N. Alderman in Missouri regarding immigration; a letter from James Edgar Fisk in Austin regarding establishing a state revenue; and a letter from Judge M.B. Walker regarding his removal as manager of an insane asylum.]
181. Correspondence, April 8-12, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Rusk County surveyor, a Refugio County notary public, state geologist, a bureau of education position, Limestone County cotton weigher, and Jacob Carl DeGress for superintendent of public education. Records also include a resignation from a San Felipe alderman; a letter from J. Delano at the Department of the Interior in Washington, D.C., regarding a "certified copy of a joint resolution for removal of Indians from settlements"; a letter from State Treasurer George W. Honey regarding Judge Walker's performance as manager of a lunatic asylum; a letter from Alexine Smith in Dallas regarding a bill for her relief before the legislature; a letter from Maj. Genl. J.J. Reynolds in San Antonio regarding troops in Austin; a letter from L. Lindsey in Bellville regarding charges against Colorado County Justice of the Peace C. Jones; a letter from Gustav Loeffler in Houston regarding the purchase of public domain land; a letter from N.A. Davis in Rusk asking for help due to cotton worm devastation; a letter from District Attorney Thomas D. Evans in Palestine regarding Van Zandt County troubles; a letter from Wharton District Court Clerk A.D. McLain suggesting someone be appointed to oversee the estate of John C. Clark; a letter from Austin Mayor John W. Glenn transmitted election returns for fire department chief; correspondence with H.M. Smith in Boerne and Col. B.H. Grierson at Fort Sill regarding Smith's two sons being taken by Native Americans; a letter from L. Cooper in Crockett regarding complaints against Sheriff E.B. Dwyer; a letter from George W. Miller in Albany regarding an insurance convention in New York; a letter from S.A. Reavis asking that J.P. Grace be reinstated as Hill County sheriff; and a letter from Charles W. Winn at Sabine Pass requesting that state policeman John Latchem be stationed at Woodville permanently.]
182. Correspondence, April 13-18, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Rusk County notary public and a state agent for immigration from England; letters regarding Galveston bar branch pilots; Van Zandt County public meeting notes; a position on the commission to codify state laws; letters regarding the performance of various officials; a Rusk petition regarding the removal of the local district attorney; a letter from Secretary of State Hamilton Fish in Washington, D.C., requesting a Texas commissioner for the International Exhibition of Art and Industry for the Centennial Anniversary of the United States in Philadelphia; correspondence regarding disagreements between Capt. B.H. Heitman and Capt. Chubb, Mr. Ruby, and Galveston bar branch pilots; a letter from Speaker of the House Ira. H. Evans regarding a joint resolution declaring A.D. Elam and J.C. English not being entitled to seats as representatives; a letter from David Maltby in Corpus Christi regarding a bill for the suppression of liquor sales; a letter from John C. Stephenson in Waco regarding public schools; and a letter from Anti-Slavery Society Secretary Joseph Cooper in London regarding the abolition of slavery.]
183. Correspondence, April 19-25, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Galveston bar branch pilot and cotton weigher, mayor of Austin, Walker County officers, Montague County inspector of hides and animals, state geologist, superintendent of public schools, Hardin and Rusk County surveyors, a Jasper official Democratic paper, and commissioners to local the Agricultural and Mechanical College. Records also include resignations from the El Paso County sheriff and the Jack County surveyor; letters regarding B.H. Heitman, E. Creary, and Galveston bar branch pilot matters; letters from Harrisburg Mayor F.A. Stearns regarding a quarantine on the gulf; letters regarding the performance of various officials; letters regarding the Galveston and Denver Railroad; letters from S.M. Swenson in New York and Raymond & Whitis in Austin regarding state bonds; a letter from J.K. Williamson in Henderson regarding the removal of District Attorney T.H. Russell; a letter from John O. Williams in Rock Dam acknowledging receipt of Gov. Davis' letter to the freedmen in his area; a letter from L. Lindsay in La Grange regarding charges against the District Attorney J.C. Mitchell; a letter from John H. Hunter in Galveston regarding locating the proposed Agricultural and Mechanical College; and invitations to the 25th anniversary of Fredericksburg and the Texas State Fair.]
184. Correspondence, April 26-30, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Limestone County notary public, Hardin County surveyor, a state penitentiary inspector, assistant immigration superintendent, and a Goliad County justice of the peace. Records also include a letter from District Attorney B. Trigg in Lockhart regarding charges against Bastrop County Clerk R.F. Campbell; letters from Spofford Brothers & Co., Farmers' Loan and Trust Company President R.G. Rolston, and Sixpenny Savings Bank President William Miles in New York regarding state bonds and finance; letters regarding the Texas and Pacific Railway and the Galveston and Denver Rail Road; a veto from Gov. Davis to Senate President Campbell for "an act to incorporate the Texas Savings Bank"; a letter from W.H. Sinclair in Austin regarding funds appropriated to pay justices of the peace; letters regarding Milam County taxes; a letter from Mr. Franks in Austin to Attorney General William Alexander regarding the estate of T.J. Banks; a letter from J.L. Delano from the Department of the Interior in Washington, D.C., acknowledge Texas' legislative joint resolution regarding Native American affairs; a letter from G.W. Honey to Judge M.B. Walker requesting a meeting be held to determine the constitutionality of holding two offices; a letter from a Georgia resident requesting Texas information; and a letter from John A. Purnell in Hillsboro regarding Sheriff J.P. Grace's removal from office.]
185. Correspondence, May 1-5, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Columbus jailor, Bandera County district clerk and treasurer, a commissioner to locate the Agricultural and Mechanial College, and a state penitentiary inspector. Records also include resignations from the Bandera County district clerk and a Brown County justice of the peace; a message from Gov. Davis regarding the removal of Washington County Treasurer Ed Randle; a letter from G.W. McClanahan in Beeville regarding Refugio County citizens petitioning for a new county; a letter from a Kansas resident regarding Indian depredations; a letter from G.H. Sherwood in Austin regarding the veto of the Galveston and Denver Railroad bill; a copy of a joint resolution authorizing and requiring an accounts settlement of the late state treasurer; a letter from Jackson County Justice of the Peace B.P. Burnwell reporting local lawlessness; a letter from John Y. Rankin in Comanche County regarding his political disabilities; a letter from W.M. Dillard in Newton regarding services rendered as sheriff under military authority; a letter from D.J. Baldwin in Houston regarding George W. Chilton, the murderer of Capt. Montgomery; a document from the War Department in Washington, D.C., regarding Special Order No. 180, stating that Pvt. Frank Johnson of "H" Company, imprisoned at Huntsville, will be dishonorably discharged; and a letter from Thomas J. Durant in Washington, D.C., regarding indemnity bonds and finances.]
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2014/110-14 186. Correspondence, May 6-10, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Jacksboro County surveyor, an immigration agent in Minnesota, state geologist, Jackson County sheriff, and Navarro County treasurer. Records also include resignations from the Navarro County treasurer and Calvert city attorney; letters regarding the conduct of the mayor of Salado, Col. Trigg as district attorney in Bastrop, the Brazoria County sheriff, and Judge Smith in Marshall; a letter from Camillus Jones in Columbus regarding John C. Mitchell's removal as district attorney; a message from Gov. Davis to the legislature transmitting a list of approved bills; a proclamation from Gov. Davis regarding a quarantine on the coast; a letter from George W. Miller in New York relating to a local insurance convention; a letter from J.L. Haynes in Austin regarding letters sent to the mayors of the Rio Grande villages; a letter from Lavaca County Sheriff W.H. Coleman relating to an appropriation to pay for transporting prisoners to the penitentiary; a letter from an Ohio resident asking for a copy of legislative acts and resolutions relating to bounties and pensions; a copy of resolutions from a meeting of Harrison County citizens; a letter from Mississippi Secretary of State James Lynch enclosing "A joint Resolution memorializing Congress to refund the amount of the Cotton tax collected throughout the Southern States during the years 1865, '66, '67"; a letter from John H. Wilson in Anderson regarding a bill permitting Grimes County citizens to erect gates across roads in Wallace Prairie; and a letter from J.R. Burns in La Grange regarding H.B. 586, separating the offices of jailor and sheriff.]
187. Correspondence, May 11-13, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Navarro County treasurer, McMullen County officers, a state board of school examiners position, and a jailor at Anderson. Records also include a letter from C.G. Forshy in Austin relating to the Galveston, St. Louis, & Jefferson Railroad charter; a letter from William H. Tevis in Hallettsville regarding a petition for the pardon of George Wallace; a letter from Rusk District Judge M. Priest regarding charges against Justice of the Peace T.G. Hogg; letters regarding the Brazoria County sheriff and the El Paso County surveyor; a letter from J.M. Gibbs in Navasota regarding the capture of Drury Fields by the Cherokee County sheriff; a letter from Registrar John H. Wilson in Anderson regarding election returns; a letter from H.B. Andrews in Austin relating to "an act to authorize the Galveston Harrisburg & San Antonio Railway Company to unite or consolidate its Railroad with connecting Roads"; a letter from Farmers' Loan and Trust Company President R.G. Rolston in New York regarding delivering frontier defense bonds to Moses Taylor; and a letter from Albert W. Rehm in Marshall regarding a state court case.]
188. Correspondence, May 14-20, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Bandera County registrar and board of appeals members, Bexar and Refugio County inspectors of hides and animals, a school superintendency, a position on the Bureau of Education, and Washington County treasurer. Records also include a resignation from the Travis County treasurer; letters regarding elections and registration in Rockport, Greenville, and Wallisville; a message from Gov. Davis to the legislature transmitting a list of approved bills; a letter from Charles Fowler in Galveston regarding the quarantine on the coast; a letter from C.B. Sabin in Galveston regarding a special court term in Brazoria County; and a letter from House Representatives F.E. Grothaus and John G. Bell regarding commissioners to locate the proposed Agricultural and Mechanical College; letters regarding appointing officials in Galveston, Jackson, Marion, and Rains Counties; a letter from agent J. Hubley Ashton of the U.S. and Mexican Claims Commission in Washington, D.C., regarding raids made by Norton and Ford into Mexico in 1853 and 1860; a letter from George Dye in Rockport regarding his petition to the legislature for relief; letters from House Representative Anderson J. Dorris regarding bills relating to Gonzales County bridge construction and the Colorado River in Austin; a letter from E.F. Hall regarding the "Las Pintas" tract of Laredo; and letters from Farmers' Loan and Trust Company President R.G. Rolston in New York regarding frontier defense bonds, state finance, and Agricultural and Mechanical College scrip.]
189. Correspondence, May 21-26, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a school superintendency; Dawson, Kinney, Leon, Maverick, and Robertson County inspectors of hides and animals; an application from Attorney Jesse Stancel for the Galveston mayorship; Gillespie County treasurer; a Rio Grande and Brazos bar pilot; Henderson municipal officers; and Rusk County surveyor. Records also include a resignation from a Goliad County registrar; a message from Gov. Davis to the legislature transmitting a list of approved bills; a petition from House Representatives asking that Gov. Davis veto Senate Bill 407, regarding the Navasota and Washington County Ferry Company; letters regarding penitentiary guards, Brenham and Galveston city officers, and Navasota merchants; a message from Gov. Davis vetoing H.B. 632, regarding venue changes for district courts; a letter from Gov. Davis to Speaker of the House William H. Sinclair regarding an "Act to encourage the speedy construction of a Railway through the State of Texas to the Pacific Ocean"; a veto from Gov. Davis to William H. Sinclair of "An Act making appropriations for the support of the State Government for deficiencies for the fiscal year ending August 31, 1871, and for the fiscal year beginning September 1st, 1871"; a letter from James B.R. Jones in Lamar County regarding violence and murder in his area; a letter from William R. Pywell in Washington, D.C., regarding a state geological survey; a letter from John B. Rector in Bastrop relating to charges against Justice Washington; correspondence between Gov. Davis and 27th District Judge J.P. Richardson regarding District Attorney Trigg and the case of The State of Texas v. William Glass and Henry Alexander; and documents from Attorneys Sherwood & Flournoy in Galveston regarding tax law and insurance companies.]
190. Correspondence, May 27-31, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Blanco and Travis County treasurers; Llano and Navarro County inspectors of hides and animals; Centerville mayor, marshal, and aldermen; Comanche, Grimes, and Panola County municipal officers; Fayette County policemen; Brenham aldermen; Waxahachie marshal; and Fairfield town officials. Records also include letters from Farmers' Loan and Trust Company President R.G. Rolston in New York and William S. Huntington in Washington, D.C., regarding frontier defense and indemnity bonds; vetoes from Gov. Davis to Senate President Don. Campbell for "An Act to provide for the relief of the heirs of Andrew Jackson Bryant (deceased)" and for an act to incorporate a railroad company; a veto from Gov. Davis to Speaker of the House William H. Sinclair for H.B. 679, "An Act making an appropriation to pay the expenses of commissioners to locate and build the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas"; a letter from Simon Celaga in Brownsville regarding the Rio Grande Railroad Company charter; letters relating to the bill authorizing gates in Wallace Prairie in Grimes County; a letter from Attorney General William Alexander regarding "An Act authorizing and regulating the sale of the University Lands"; a letter from Jackson. S. Franklin in Dogtown regarding the organization of McMullen County; a construction receipt for work on the governor's mansion; a letter from Fort Bend County Sheriff Walter M. Burton regarding a suit brought against him by S. Mayblum; a letter from Penitentiary Superintendent A.J. Bennett in Huntsville regarding a mandate from the Supreme Court in the case of James A. Dorsey; a letter from Gov. Davis to S.M. Swenson in New York regarding R.G. Rolston; letters reporting Conrad Myers' murder by Constable John E. Millican in Millican; a letter from Herman Sjoberg in Austin applying for a passport; a letter from William J. Wilson to Col. L.A. Edwards regarding a quarantine at Brazos Santiago; and a telegram from R.F. Campbell in Bastrop regarding an escaped criminal.]
191. Correspondence, June 1-7, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Crockett judge and city officials, Navarro County officials, Denton mayor and aldermen, Clarksville and Goliad municipal appointments, and Coryell County surveyor. Records also include a resignation from a Liberty alderman; letters from Farmers' Loan and Trust Company President R.G. Rolston in New York regarding frontier defense bonds; a letter from U.S. Medical Director L.A. Edwards in San Antonio regarding a quarantine; a letter from Hamilton Fish in Washington, D.C., regarding a Philadelphia centennial commissioner; letters regarding the arrest of Thompson Wood and of Native Americans; letters from J.P. Grace and John H. Lippard in Hillsboro regarding an escaped prisoner; a copy of a letter from Gen. W.T. Sherman regarding Indian depredations; a letter from Peyton F. Edwards regarding the Nacogdoches police court; a letter from Thomas J. Durant regarding Texas v. White and The State of Texas v. Peabody et al.; and a letter from Garnett & Garnett in Houston regarding a special term of district court in Brazoria County.]
192. Correspondence, June 8-13, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Lavaca County surveyor, a Grayson County registrar, Bosque County inspector of hides and animals, Harrison and Polk County notaries public, and Henry Rawson for mayor of Marshall. Records also include a resignation from a Lavaca County surveyor; a letter from House Representative J. Cicero Jenkins in Gatesville regarding Rangers withdrawing from the western part of Coryell County; letters regarding local officials in Coryell, Harrison, and Upshur Counties; letters from Farmers' Loan and Trust Company President R.G. Rolston in New York regarding frontier defense bonds, Mr. Winchester, and S.M. Swenson; a letter from Gov. Davis in Corpus Christi to the state penitentiary in Huntsville regarding inventory and property valuation; a letter from L.A. Edwards in San Antonio regarding quarantine matters at Brazos Santiago; a letter from J.B. Rector in Calvert regarding charges against Justice Wuslington; a letter from James Ingram in Round Mountain regarding voter registration; a letter from J.K. Mizener at Fort Richardson regarding the character of I.L. Coats; a letter from State Police Sergeant Wentworth Manning in Canton regarding police matters; a letter from Joseph Tomlinson in Yorktown asking permission to carry arms due to local lawlessness; a letter from James M. Henderson in Mexico regarding Gov. Davis advising him to surrender to law officers; and a letter from Gustav Loeffler in Houston regarding the bill organizing the Bureau of Immigration.]
193. Correspondence, June 14-18, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Bell and Polk County notaries public; Limestone, Navarro, and Refugio County inspectors of hides and animals; a Georgetown district attorney; a Hempstead alderman; and a Weatherford school superintendent. Records also include a resignation from a Brazoria County justice of the peace; a Washington County petition calling for the replacement of the county treasurer; a letter from Robert Zapp in Round Top regarding public schools; a letter from A. McCherry in La Vernia regarding the arrest of Doughboy Taylor; and a letter from Stuart Wesley in Lockhart regarding race relations in his area.]
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2014/110-15 194. Correspondence, June 19-25, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Gainesville district attorney; Caldwell, DeWitt, and Refugio County inspectors of hides and animals; a Bell County supervisor of public instruction; an official printer for Crockett; Yorktown municipal officers; and an Atascosa County surveyor. Records also include resignations from House Representative E.P. Becton, a Brownsville registrar and alderman, and a Sherman district attorney; a letter to Samuel Dodge from District Attorney Edward Collier regarding Judge C.B. Sabin; a copy of a letter from Gov. Davis to a state penitentiary inspector regarding charges against a party by the penitentiary directors; a letter from Hamilton Fish in Washington, D.C., regarding appointing a commissioner to the Philadelphia Centennial in 1876; a letter from Corpus Christi Mayor J.B. Mitchell regarding a quarantine at Aransas Pass; a letter from Charles Nordhausen in Brownsville to Secretary J.P. Newcomb regarding Cameron County registered voters; documents regarding Gilbert & Moore in Bryan establishing an Agricultural and Mechanical journal; a letter from the New Jersey state librarian asking for Texas annual laws between 1864 and 1870; a letter from Thomas J. Durant in Washington, D.C., regarding state documents; correspondence regarding Mary Randle's complaints against Galveston attorneys; correspondence regarding fugitive Thompson Wood; a letter from bankers Henry Clews & Co. in New York City requesting Texas reports; a letter from J.H. Towsend regarding the Waco Board of Education; a letter from surgeon William J. Wilson in Brownsville regarding a quarantine at Brazos; a letter from Anderson J. Dorris in Lockhart calling for the removal of the Caldwell County inspector of hides and animals; and a letter from Charles H.S. Kiles in Karnes County asking permission to carry arms.]
195. Correspondence, June 26-30, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Brazos County treasurer, Victoria County inspector of hides and animals, Wise County district attorney, Colorado County sheriff, Calvert municipal officers, and a Milam County judgeship. Records also include resignations from Grimes and Leon County registrars and a Hallettsville alderman; a Hempstead petition to suspend that city's government, with a copy of a letter from Gov. Davis to Hempstead Mayor R.P. Faddin regarding this petition; a letter from Brenham Mayor M.F. Wilmans to C.J. Stockbridge requesting the removal of an alderman; a letter from West Virginia Secretary of State John M. Phelps forwarding his state code; correspondence, including letters from Gov. Davis, regarding a report by Health Officer Albert Wood and efforts to remove Wood; a letter from John G. Boyle in Jefferson regarding C.W. Garland's removal as city recorder; documents regarding the organization of McMullen County; a letter from C.W. Gardiner in Austin requesting an election be postponed; a letter from W.H. Black in Orange asking permission to carry arms; a letter from J.A. Nelms regarding an official journal in Corsicana; a letter from Brenham justices of the peace regarding E. Randle's removal as Washington County treasurer; a letter from C.W. Garland regarding his removal as Jefferson city recorder; a letter from Thomas J. Durant in Washington, D.C., regarding Texas indemnity bonds; a letter from Comptroller R.W. Taylor in Washington, D.C., regarding bonds and the Southern Pacific Rail Road Co.; a letter from Houston District Attorney Henry E. Perkins regarding the June term of Montgomery County court; a copy of a telegram from Gov. Davis to Frank L. Britton reporting that Penitentiary Superintendent A.J. Bennett is suspended until charges against him are investigated; and a Cooke County petition asking Gov. Davis to rescind his proclamation banning the carrying of weapons.]
196. Correspondence, July 1-5, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Galveston alderman, Jackson and Refugio County inspectors of hides and animals, a Newton County district court clerk, Dallas County surveyor, Rockport municipal officers, Colorado County sheriff, Navarro County cotton weigher, Anderson County surveyor, and a Rio Grande City district attorney. Records also include a resignation from 15th District Attorney F.J. Manlove; a vacancy notice for a Jackson County justice of the peace; a letter from M.L. Armstrong in Paris asking to be reinstated to the House of Representatives; a letter from Hempstead Mayor R.P. Faddis regarding municipal affairs; a letter from Columbus District Judge L. Lindsey reporting that he removed Sheriff William M. Smith from office; a letter from C.W. Gardiner in Bryan regarding the removal of Senator Bell from the committee of the Agricultural and Mechanical College; a letter from C.W. Lee in Huntsville regarding money owed him by the penitentiary; a letter from A.B. Hall in Houston supporting the Harris County inspector of hides and animals despite a petition for his removal; letters from Iowa and Massachusetts state librarians requesting Texas reports; a letter from Wallisville District Judge William Chambers regarding conditions in Chambers and Liberty Counties; a letter from Thomas J. Durant in Washington, D.C., regarding bonds; and a letter from W.H. Russell in Rio Grande City regarding criminal transportation expenses.]
197. Correspondence, July 6-10, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Calvert and Corsicana municipal officers; Johnson, McCulloch, Medina, and Refugio County inspectors of hides and animals; Colorado County sheriff; Henderson County surveyor; Williamson County district attorney; and a Rockport aldermen. Records also include resignations from a Grayson County registrar and a Henderson County surveyor; letters from C.L. Abbott and Mayor R.P. Faddis in Hempstead regarding municipal affairs; letters and petitions requesting elections for vacant offices; a letter from H. Russell regarding Corpus Christi charges against Dan Johnson; a document regarding the State of Texas v. Joseph H. Mims and a murder in Nacogdoches County; a letter from James Kleiber in Brownsville regarding a Rio Grande Rail Road Company meeting; a letter from Henry Rawson in Marshall reporting that he is under arrest; a letter from State Treasurer George W. Honey in Austin regarding interest on the frontier tax; a letter from Rhodius & Co. in San Antonio regarding frontier bonds; and a letter from House Representative C.W. Gardiner in Bryan hoping for an election to be postponed.]
198. Correspondence, July 11-15, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Harrisburg alderman; Georgetown district attorney; Calhoun, Palo Pinto, and Webb County inspectors of hides and animals; Colorado and Nueces County sheriffs; a gardener at the governor's mansion; Brazos County treasurer; Agricultural and Mechanical College commissioners; an official journal in Cameron; a Galveston criminal district court clerk; and a Victoria County school supervisor. Records also include resignations from a Robertson County justice of the peace, Harrisburg aldermen, and a Brown County district clerk; letters from R. Shelton in Millican and C.G. Forshey in Galveston regarding the Agricultural and Mechanical College; a letter from R. Peterson in Paris regarding local alderman and the conduct of John Gibbons; a letter from Houston District Judge James Masterson regarding an indictment against State Policeman E.M. Anderson; a letter from the mayor of Harrisburg regarding quarantine expenses; a letter from John A. Bagby in Clarksville hoping for a change of local officials; correspondence between J.J. Reynolds, Assistant Adjutant General H. Clay Wood, and Fort Richardson commanders regarding the trial of Native American chiefs Satanta and Big Chief in the Jacksboro civil court; letters from Thomas J. Durant in Washington, D.C., and R. Rolston in New York regarding Texas bonds and finance; a copy of Webb County district court minutes for the 1871 July term; a letter from Jack S. Franklin in Colfax regarding the organization of McMullen County; and a letter from George P. Buell in New York regarding the Southern Pacific Rail Road.]
199. Correspondence, July 16-21, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Bee, Caldwell, Falls, and Palo Pinto County inspectors of hides and animals; and Harris and Goliad County registrars. Records also include resignations from Falls County justices of the peace; a Hillsboro document transmitting the preamble and resolutions of citizens regarding the town's corporate organization; a letter from Benjamin Grose in Cold Springs claiming that Mary Garner has been keeping an African American child as a slave; letters from William G. Webb in Houston, post office agent N.H. Owings in Houston, and railroad manager Robert Colwell in Galveston regarding the Galveston, Houston, & Henderson Rail Road transmitting mail; a letter from C.B. Sabin in Galveston regarding the local sheriff; documents regarding The State of Texas v. John Murray; a letter from John Ryan in San Patricio regarding complaints made against him; a letter from L.W. Cooper in Crockett reporting local Native American dissatisfaction with their state agent; letters from Hill County Sheriff J.P. Grace regarding local court matters; a letter from Farmers' Loan and Trust Company President R.G. Rolston in New York regarding frontier defense bonds; letters from Thomas G. Williams in San Antonio regarding the location of the proposed Agricultural and Mechanical College; a letter from Col. J.A. Newton in Lexington regarding the murder of J.M. Loftin by J.M. Russell; a letter from Hancock & West in Austin regarding the Houston Tap and Brazoria Railway; a letter from E. Brown in Hempstead asking to withdraw a petition for the suspension of the city charter; and a letter from Michigan State Librarian H.A. Tenney requesting certain Texas Supreme Court reports.]
200. Correspondence, July 22-25, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Caldwell County inspector; a Nueces County notary public; a civil engineer; Aransas Pass pilots; and inspectors of hides and animals for Fort Concho station and for Hill, Johnson, McLennan, Navarro, and Refugio Counties. Records also include a resignation from a Starr County justice of the peace; a letter from W.J. Phillips in Wharton regarding a court case and John C. Clark's estate in Fort Bend County; a Clarksville petition asking the removal of Mayor C.F. Grenier; a letter from C.W. Whitis in Austin regarding railroad bids of sale; a letter from Farmers' Loan and Trust Company President R.G. Rolston in New York regarding frontier defense bonds; a letter from Hancock & West in Austin regarding bids for the Houston Tap and Brazoria Railway; letters from Robert Calwell and James A. McKee in Galveston regarding the Galveston, Houston, and Henderson Rail Road; a Brazos County petition to have a justice of the peace election postponed; a letter from John B. Rector in Centerville regarding complaints against C.L. Licht; a letter from Houston Scandinavian Club Secretary A. Willumsen regarding bringing more immigrants to Texas; a letter from Maj. L.R. Bliss to the assistant adjutant general regarding guarding prisoners; correspondence from Col. J.J. Reynolds in San Antonio and Assistant Adjutant General H. Clay Wood regarding military commanders taking charge of prisoners arrested by civil authorities; and a letter from M.J. Cleary at Fort Richardson asking Gov. Davis' help in obtaining a military discharge.]
201. Correspondence, July 26-31, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Brown, Caldwell, DeWitt, Goliad, and Refugio County inspectors of hides and animals; a Bell County notary public; Frio County sheriff; Dallas and Huntsville aldermen; Corsicana treasurer; and a state penitentiary director. Records also include a resignation from the Wood County surveyor; letters from F.P. Wood and H. Hurlock in Corsicana regarding local aldermen; an anonymous letter from Rio Grande City regarding the district attorney; a letter from J. Hubley Ashton in Washington, D.C., relating to raids into Mexico in 1853 and 1860; a typed copy of a letter from J.J. Reynolds to the adjutant general regarding Native American affairs, Mexican officials, and affairs on the Rio Grande; a letter from S.A. Waldron in Groesbeck regarding the mayor's removal; correspondence from Farmers' Loan and Trust Company President R.G. Rolston in New York regarding frontier defense bonds and Agricultural and Mechanical College scrip; a letter from Mary Alexander in Sulphur Springs regarding the murder of her husband James Alexander; a letter from Thomas J. Durant in Washington, D.C., regarding Texas indemnity bonds; a Bastrop County petition regarding elections; and a letter from Kaufman Attorney R.C. Hunt asking if the office of county attorney has been abolished.]
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2014/110-16 202. Correspondence, August 1-4, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Gillespie and Gonzales County inspectors of hides and animals, Tyler County treasurer, and an Austin alderman; a Zapata County court resolution passed in July 1871; a Gillespie County petition defending the current inspector of hides and animals; a letter from Anderson J. Dorris in Lockhart relating to the murder of his son; a letter from W.A. Cavitt in Clarksville requesting a requisition on the governor of Kansas for a fugitive; a letter from J.P. Grace in Hillsboro regarding two jail escapees; a letter from State Treasurer George W. Honey regarding interest on frontier bonds; a report of the National Insurance Convention of the United States from Convention President George W. Miller in New York; a Kansas state fair invitation from Gov. James M. Harvey in Topeka; a letter from Sam J. Galbraith in Bonham regarding prisoner transportation; a certificate from Gov. Davis appointing J.F. Manlove district attorney for the 15th District; correspondence from Cass County regarding a robbery; a Clarksville petition thanking Gov. Davis for removing Mayor C.F. Greiner "as he oppressed the colored people without cause"; petitions calling for Greiner's reinstatement; a letter from A. Siemering & Co. in San Antonio regarding a petition for the removal of a local inspector of hides and animals; a letter from M.H. Morris in Kaufman regarding charges against Judge Scott; a letter from James A. McKee in Galveston regarding the Galveston, Harrisburg, and San Antonio Railroad; and a letter from A.J. Vaughan in Georgetown regarding his appointment as district attorney.]
203. Correspondence, August 5-10, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Bee, Colorado, Erath, and Hamilton County inspectors of hides and animals; Harris and Robertson County notaries public; San Antonio city marshal; and a Houston cotton weigher. Records also include letters and petitions requesting elections for vacant offices; letters asking for the removal of the Bee County inspector of hides and animals and the Liberty County treasurer; a letter from James L. Gray in Jefferson regarding the reward and capture of two outlaws for "Ku Kluxing"; and a telegram from R.G. Rolston in New York regarding state finance.]
204. Correspondence, August 11-25, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Bosque, Burleson, and Nueces County notaries public; Huntsville and Lockhart aldermen; Collin, DeWitt, and Panola County board of appeals members; Panola County treasurer and surveyor; a health officer at Brazos Santiago; Erath and Gonzales County inspectors of hides and animals; and Jack and Rusk County sheriffs. Records also include resignations from Bastrop and Ellis County registrars, a Bell County board of appeals member, Hidalgo and Tarrant County treasurers, and a Harrisburg alderman; a letter from C.J. Stockbridge and others in Brenham requesting a board of appeals for an upcoming Washington County election; a letter from Superintendent of Public Instruction Lyttleton Smith in Brenham regarding Ed Randle's removal as county treasurer; a Bell County petition for lower taxes; a letter from Austin County citizens regarding depredations; a letter from U.S. Secretary of War William W. Belknap in Washington, D.C., regarding the difficulty locating Texas posts and stations; a letter from Harry Haupt in Brownsville regarding the future of the Ranchero; a letter from George P. Fitch at the Farmers' Loan and Trust Company in New York regarding frontier defence bonds; Bastrop and Harrison County petitions calling for the replacement of the Bastrop County surveyor and the mayor of Marshall; a letter from A. Rowe in Corpus Christi regarding racial issues and public schools; and a letter from Thomas J. Durant in Washington, D.C., regarding Texas v. White.]
205. Correspondence, August 26-31, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Cameron and Jackson County inspectors of hides and animals, Colorado and Jack County sheriffs, Corsicana cotton weigher, mayor of Hearne, Panola County officers, Harris County district court clerk, and a Houston notary public. Records also include resignations from an Ellis County registrar, Clarksville city marshal, Clarksville Mayor W. Harper, Johnson County inspector of hides and animals, and a Harris County district court clerk; letters from Beaumont Attorney Tom J. Russell and R. Hillebrand in Rutersville regarding election concerns; letters calling for the replacement of Henderson County board of appeals members, Fannin County treasurer, mayor of Corsicana, and a Brazos County notary public; a letter from T.H. Huff in Round Top regarding the conduct of Robert Zapp and Mathew Gaines; a letter from J.R. Mills in Lancaster regarding local racial tension and the political climate; a letter from R.J. Smith and others in Bryan reporting on Brazos County meetings; a letter from Sandy Hooke in Walker County regarding racial tension; a letter from W.L. David in Rusk regarding calling on special police; a letter from R.G. Rolston in New York regarding state bonds; a letter from J. Samuel Clifton requesting copies of the acts of incorporation for the town of Dangerfield; a letter from E.F. Hall in Laredo reporting that a local alderman is not a registered voter; a letter from E. Boon reporting that the McMillen County sheriff absconded with public funds; and a letter from J.P. Wood in Cass County to James P. Newcomb requesting certain Texas Reports volumes.]
206. Correspondence, September 1-5, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Cleburne municipal officers; Hill, Limestone, and Montague County inspectors of hides and animals; Huntsville special policemen; a Nueces County notary public; Red River County surveyor; mayors of Clarksville and Hillsboro; Guadalupe and Lavaca County registrars; Rusk public printers; Clarksville, Rusk, and Ysleta aldermen; a Hays County board of appeals position; and an application to raise a volunteer company for frontier defense. Records also include resignations from Hillsboro Mayor J.H. Martin, Bonham Mayor C.S. Van Wey, a Hopkins County board of appeals member, and a Travis County notary public; a letter from Joseph Kennedy in Waco regarding an Ellis County grand jury; a letter from Immigration Superintendent Gustav Loeffler in Houston regarding Col. John H. Lippard's appointment as Bureau of Immigration agent in the southern and western states; a letter from John O. Williams in Rock Dam regarding Falls County police; documents regarding Gov. Davis' commission of A.W. Kempton as San Antonio city marshal; a vacancy notice for a Sabine County registrar; a letter from a North Carolina resident requesting information relating to moving to Texas; a letter from John W. Irwin in Corsicana regarding the conduct of Maj. Smith; a letter from C.L. Abbott in Hempstead regarding a pardon for the murderer of Jack Mills; a letter from J.J. Reynolds in San Antonio requesting a copy of the proclamation commuting the sentences of Satanta and Big Tree; and a Brenham petition calling for Capt. McNally to remain and act as the Washington County chief of police during an upcoming election.]
207. Correspondence, September 6-11, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Hood and Palo Pinto County inspectors of hides and animals, Grimes County district attorney, and a door keeper position with the House of Representatives. Records also include letters from officials acknowledging reception of their commissions; a letter from Health Officer George W. Peete in Galveston regarding a quarantine at his station; letters regarding the conduct of various officials; a letter from C.D. Harn in Navasota requesting a different registrar and board of appeals; letters for and against appointing special police for voter registration and election days; a letter from George W. Walker in Jefferson regarding his removal from a board of aldermen; a vacancy notice for a Grayson County justice of the peace; a petition from San Antonio African Americans requesting a change of city government leadership; an invitation to the National Industrial Exhibition from George Peyton in New York; a letter from R.G. Rolston of the Farmers' Loan and Trust Company in New York regarding bonds and payment for O.F. Winchester; a letter from E.H. Warner in New York regarding immigration to Texas; a letter from Bexar County Judge H. Klocke regarding remission of a fine imposed on A.W. Kempton; a letter from Department of Agriculture Commissioner James M. Swank to Secretary of State James P. Newcomb regarding legal weights and measures of the state; a letter from Rusk Election Judge James T. Gibson regarding results; a letter from J.D.D. Bristol in Ft. Scott, Kansas, regarding Gov. Davis commuting the sentence of Big Tree and Satanta from death to imprisonment for life; a letter from Thomas G. Davidson in Brenham regarding frauds that will be attempted at an upcoming election; and a letter from Superintendent of Public Instruction Jacob Carl DeGress suggesting a salary increase for school supervisors.]
208. Correspondence, September 12-13, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including mayor and marshal of Canton, Falls and Wharton County board of appeals positions, a Calvert alderman, a special judgeship in Woodville, state geologist, and mayor of Hillsboro. Records also include resignations a Wharton County board of appeals member and the mayor of Calvert; letters from officials acknowledging reception of their commissions; a document regarding Hon. H. Rawson v. S.H. Russell, esqr.; a letter from W.W. Armstrong in Huntsville regarding bonds due to the estate of Thomas Caruthers; a letter from C. Washington in Hearne requesting the removal of certain aldermen; a letter from San Antonio Mayor W.C.A. Thielepape regarding the city council; and documents regarding a summons for Navasota Mayor Allen D. Harn to the district court and an injunction against him; and a letter from T.H. Huff in Round Top regarding the manner in which African Americans are treated by physicians.]
209. Correspondence, September 14-16, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Huntsville and Salado aldermen, Hill County district clerk, a Harris County notary public, and San Antonio city treasurer. Records also include a resignation from the Delta County surveyor; a letter from John D. Thompson in Pilot Grove regarding state aid for certain enterprises; a letter from W.A. Milner in Fairfield requesting permission to carry arms; a letter from John N. Stewart in Bold Springs regarding university lands in MacLennan County; a letter from U.S. Marshal William E. Parker in Galveston requesting information about local registrars; a letter from Hunt County special policemen regarding State Policeman Mr. Cannedy; a telegram from Charles Washington in Hearne to Senator T.J. Powell requesting the replacement of certain aldermen; a letter from H.V. Hurlock in Corsicana regarding voter registration; correspondence from Houston & Great Northern Rail Road Co. Secretary Robert Avery and Attorney General William Alexander regarding "An Act to encourage the construction of Rail Roads in Texas, by donations of lands"; a letter from Anderson Rowlett in Bonham regarding public schools; a letter from C.S. West in Austin regarding a request for a torchlight procession in La Grange; letters from W.M. Walton in Austin and Greenville Registrar D.D. Cannedy regarding voter registration; a letter from Maj. Gen. J.J. Reynolds in San Antonio regarding frontier lands; and a letter from Isaac Cloud in Gainesville requesting a requisition on the governor of Colorado for a fugitive.]
210. Correspondence, September 17-22, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including an executive clerkship, Erath County inspector of hides and animals, Bexar County collector and assessor, and C.S. Gillespie's application for mayor of Calvert. Records also include resignations from the mayor and an alderman in Calvert and a Llano County registrar; a Marshall petition calling for the removal of Mayor Stevens; letters regarding the performance of various officials; a letter from Bell County Registrar R.D. Kinney reporting he received an order from the adjutant general to dismiss half of the special police; a letter from U.S. Assistant Postmaster General James H. Marr in Washington, D.C., appointing a new postmaster at San Bartolo in Zapata County; a Brown County court order removing the county sheriff; a letter from Anthony M. Dignowity regarding suits against him from the city of San Antonio; a letter from Sherwood and Flournoy in Galveston relating to insurance companies; vacancy notices for Pecos County surveyor and many Brown County offices; Gillespie County petitions supporting Inspector of Hides and Animals A. Ducker; letters from William A. Welsh in Victoria and B.H. Goulding in Sherman regarding appointing special police; a certified copy of a decree from Harrison County court that removes H.D. Smith as a justice of the peace; a letter from A. Zoeller in Austin regarding an unpaid claim against the state; and a letter from A. Siemering in San Antonio reporting that Mr. Kempton has taken charge of the city and state police.]
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2014/110-17 211. Correspondence, September 24-27, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Hays County registrar, Cherokee County surveyor, a Jasper County notary public, Starr County treasurer, a Dallas alderman, a births and deaths registrar in Galveston, and Grimes County sheriff. Records also include correspondence from Gov. Davis to the Senate and House enclosing communication from U.S. Secretary of War William Belknap and Maj. Gen. J.J. Reynolds relating to "the embarrassment experienced by the military authorities in locating Posts and stations in Texas"; letters from State Treasurer George W. Honey regarding state bonds; a resignation from the Montague County justice of the peace; letters regarding the removal of the Navasota deputy sheriff, the Rusk County sheriff, and a Galveston justice of the peace; letters and petitions calling for the removal of the Gillespie County inspector of hides and animals and the Freestone County treasurer; petitions for and against John D. Garrett as Grimes County deputy sheriff; letters regarding the conduct of the Fayette County registrar and a Galveston mail contractor; letters regarding road and railroad construction; a letter from land agent Laurie Tatum at Ft. Sill regarding the search for H.M. Smith's child, who was taken by Native Americans; documents regarding the resignation of a Bremond constable; a letter from Allen Holmes in Marlin regarding a property dispute; a letter from Lt. Col. A.R. Parsons in Belton reporting local lawlessness and the Ku Klux Klan intimidating African American voters; a statement from Navarro County Republicans desiring Gov. Davis' endorsement; letter from Farmers' Loan and Trust Company President R.G. Rolston in New York regarding Agricultural and Mechanical College land scrip; a letter from M. Priest in Rusk asking to take a leave of absence from San Augustine court due to bad health; a letter from Maj. Gen. J.J. Reynolds in San Antonio regarding the Presidio County sheriff; and a letter from a New York librarian to James P. Newcomb request volumes of Texas reports.]
212. Correspondence, September 28-30, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Harrison and Travis County notaries public, Culloch and Rusk County officers, and a state police position. Records also include correspondence regarding a Galveston quarantine; a Travis County petition to remove a notary public; a letter from House Representative T.J. Chambers in Austin regarding the removal of the Liberty County treasurer; letters from R.D. Kinney in Belton and W.M. Walton in Austin regarding voter registration; a letter from W.B. Johnson in Austin regarding threats and lawlessness in Corsicana; a letter from Harris County Registrar William H. Allen reporting Rebels gathering arms to be used at election and asking for assistance; a letter from Houston and Great Northern Railroad Company Secretary Robert Avery regarding claims against the railroad; a letter from Daniel D. Claiborne in Goliad protesting a proposed bill before the legislature regarding state warrants; a letter from E.P. Upton in Rockport protesting the division of Refugio County; a letter from James Hix in Rio Grande City regarding complaints made by E. Benavides against county officers; a letter from F.E. MacManus in Brownsville regarding stolen hides shipped from Matamoros; a Refugio County petition asking that Rugus A. Upton's resignation as sheriff not be accepted; a letter from Henry S. Olcott in New York regarding the National Insurance Convention of the United States; and a telegram from Justice of the Peace Charles Washington in Putnam reporting that the "mayor of Hearne refuses to retire from office."]
213. Correspondence, October 1-6, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Bosque and Hill County district clerks; Palo Pinto, Refugio, and Tarrant County inspectors of hides and animals; a San Antonio notary public; Grayson County treasurer; a Corsicana alderman; and Galveston and San Antonio chiefs of police. Records also include a message to the Senate and House from Gov. Davis regarding martial law in Freestone and Limestone Counties; a resignation from a Corsicana alderman and Hillsboro Mayor George R. Hart; letters from Robert Avery in Houston, and Marshall O. Roberts in Hallsville regarding railroads; a letter from E.P. Upton in Rockport regarding the resignation of Refugio County Sheriff R.A. Upton; a letter from Rev. T. Buffard in Clarksville asking permission to hold a raffle for his church in Red River County; a letter from William Walter Phelps in New York regarding a land grant for the Great Northern Rail Road; letters from State Treasurer George W. Honey and R.G. Rolston in New York City regarding warrants and bonds; a letter from S.B. Buckley in Austin relating to an act for his relief; a letter from Judge F.P. Wood in Bosque County announcing the removal of the district clerk; and letters from Edmund Bellinger in Lockhart, State Police Sergeant A.C. Hill, and R.P. Tendick in Columbus regarding local election concerns.]
214. Correspondence, October 7-10, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Clarksville postmaster, a Washington County notary public, a Red River County notary public and registrar, Aransas County municipal officers, Cherokee County surveyor, a Bowie County registrar, Mason and Tyler County treasurers, and a Refugio County inspector of hides and animals. Records also include letters from Cotton Gin, Gonzales, Liberty, and San Augustine regarding election results and concerns; letters and petitions requesting elections for vacant offices; letters from A.C. Hill in Denton and William W. Welsh in Victoria regarding local election results; a letter from a Bastrop resident calling for the replacement of Mayor C. Shaeffer and an alderman; a letter from J.G. Schenmack in La Grange regarding registering non-naturalized aliens; a letter from Falls County Registrar J.M. Hart reporting he was arrested for refusing to register aliens; a letter from William W. Welsh in Victoria County regarding the law for inspecting hides and animals; a letter from State Treasurer George W. Honey regarding bonds with Raymond & Whitis; and a letter from Greensville Dowell in Galveston regarding the American Medical Association and the National Health Council.]
215. Correspondence, October 11-17, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a penitentiary superintendent, mayor of Groesbeck, a Galveston custom house position, a New Braunfels official newspaper, and a DeWitt County inspector of hides and animals. Records also include resignations from the Marshall chief of police and an Angelina County registrar; letters calling for the replacement of the mayors of Bastrop and Hallettsville; a letter from Thomas J. Durant in Washington, D.C., regarding state finance; letters regarding various municipal officer appointments; a letter from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C., requesting information about agricultural products; a letter from House Representative B. Rush Plumley regarding a proposed amendment to a Galveston charter; a Limestone County petition from citizens wanting to meet with Gov. Davis to discuss local troubles; a letter from H.M. Lawson in Mt. Enterprise regarding establishing a journal to benefit public schools; a letter from A.T. Monroe in Crockett regarding local election concerns; a Crockett petition regarding charges against M.V. Tunstall; and a letter from Harvey E. Brown in New York regarding the quarantine on the Texas coast.]
216. Correspondence, October 18-23, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Burnet, Houston, and Travis County notaries public and city attorney; Marshall chief of police; a Falls County registrar and board of appeals members; Guadalupe and Webb County inspectors of hides and animals; and a San Saba County surveyor. Records also include letters regarding elections, racial tension, and voter intimidation in Brazos, Falls, Parker, and Wood Counties; a letter from T.C. Barden in Victoria regarding the new county of Aransas; a letter from Sabine County Sheriff Elmer Harper regarding a requisition from the governor of Louisiana; a letter from the Office of Genealogical Registry in New York inquiring about a family in Texas; a letter from Florida Secretary of State Jonathan C. Gibbs sending Florida laws and code of procedure; a letter from Charles Gillespie in Austin calling for the replacement of the mayor of Hearne; correspondence regarding a Bowie County registrar vacancy; a letter from W.J. Grayson in Iron Mountain regarding local tension and Ku Klux Klan activity; a letter from F.E. MacManus in Brownsville regarding his claims against the state; a letter from E.P. Upton in Rockport regarding dividing Refugio County; and correspondence regarding Texas bonds.]
217. Correspondence, October 24-27, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Dallas and Houston aldermen; Harris, Harrison, and Refugio County notaries public; a state penitentiary inspector and superintendent; Hallettsville aldermen; and mayor of Hearne. Records also include resignations from the Hearne city assessor, a Gonzales County justice of the peace, and a Pilot Point alderman; letters regarding the removal of McLennan County officers and the Wood County sheriff; a letter from Bernard Garry in Bremond reporting that an attempt was made to murder him and asking for assistance; a letter from Hearne Mayor Charles F. Putnam asking for changes in municipal offices; a Spanish language letter from Juan Chrisman in Zapata County regarding the office of inspector of hides and animals; vacancy notices for Bremond and Marlin justices of the peace; letters from Brenham Constable T.F. Kimbro and D.C. Giddings in Austin regarding local election concerns; a letter from John Y. Rankin in Comanche regarding the cattle and hide inspection law; a letter from House Representative J. Lancaster regarding travel expenses; a letter from Sam Merrill inviting Gov. Davis to attend the cornerstone ceremony for the Iowa state house; a letter from Bremond Mayor G.L. Whitmore regarding his city charter; a letter from John Hancock requesting a certificate of his election to Congress; a letter from Calvert Justice of the Peace M. Wilson regarding charges against Byron Mahler; and a letter from D.F. Boyd in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, regarding the legislature donating land for a university.]
218. Correspondence, October 28-31, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Cherokee and Dallas County surveyors, Burleson County inspector of hides and animals, a state police position, Clarksville mayor and marshal, a Dallas alderman, a chemist for the state geological survey, state penitentiary inspector, and an editor for a Republican paper. Records also include letters regarding the removal of a Calvert justice of the peace and a Marlin postmaster; a letter from A.B. Gant regarding his election to the House of Representatives; a letter from Samuel Steward in Round Top complaining of the conduct of Hamilton Ledbetter; letters from P. Shelby in Refugio County and M. Randall in Galveston asking for Gov. Davis' assistance in certain court cases; a letter from House Representative C.D. Harn requesting commissioners to define the borders of San Jacinto County; a letter from Penitentiary Inspector A.G. Malloy in Springfield reporting he was served a writ of habeas corpus in the case of A.H. Steagall, charged with complicity in the Groesbeck riot; an anonymous letter reporting Indian depredations; a newspaper clipping regarding Indian depredations in Llano; a letter from George W. Smith in Springfield regarding the lawlessness in Limestone County; a letter from Henry Clark to L.B. Camp reporting that the Upton family in Refugio County is working with local Rebels; and a DeWitt County police report on local matters.]
219. Correspondence, November 1-3, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Harris, Navarro, and Tarrant County inspectors of hides and animals; state penitentiary inspector; mayor of Hearne; Colorado and Comanche County sheriffs; and an agent to negotiate bonds to be issued under H.B. 747. Records also include a resignation from a Bremond alderman; a letter from Bernard Larry in Bremond regarding his arrest for carrying arms for self-defense; a letter from Houston and Texas Central Railroad Treasurer F.A. Rice protesting paying interest due to the school fund; a letter from Marshall District Attorney S.A. Russell requesting a requisition on the governor of Louisiana for the arrest of Samuel Fisher, wanted for murder; a letter from T.F. Crain in Lavaca asking permission to carry arms as his job involves transporting money and property across insecure areas; a letter from John M. Frith in Jefferson regarding a perjury charge against him; letters from Cherokee County Sheriff R.B. Reagan and Jacob Carl DeGress regarding school tax collection; a petition from Travis County mechanics, artisans, and laborers, regarding a bill for a lien on work completed; and a letter from William Umbdenstock & Co. in Marshall regarding official printing.]
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2014/110-18 220. Correspondence, November 4-7, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Navarro and Victoria County cotton weighers, Red River County surveyor, Greenleaf Fisk for Brown County district clerk, a Gonzales alderman, Gonzales County sheriff, M. Connolly for mayor of Hearne, mayor of Calvert, and the Navarro County inspector of hides and animals. Records also include resignations from a Robertson County constable and the Jefferson County treasurer; a letter from C.F. Putnam in Hearne defending his character; a Llano County petition to replace their inspector of hides and animals; correspondence from Farmers' Loan and Trust Company President R.G. Rolston in New York City, Thomas J. Durant in Washington, D.C., and Comptroller of Public Accounts A. Bledsoe in Austin regarding state finance; a letter from Brevet Maj. Gen. J.J. Reynolds in San Antonio regarding ammunition documentation; letters from A.T. Heth in Millican, W.M. Waddell in Crockett, and R.S. Reed in Hillsboro regarding local election concerns; a letter from Washington White in Austin claiming he was sent to jail with no attorney; a letter from George W. Walker in Jefferson regarding his removal as alderman; a letter from George M. Curtis in Bastrop regarding the condition of freedmen in his county; a letter from Job. E. Stevenson in Washington, D.C., asking for Texas information on behalf of the Joint Select Committee to Inquire into the Condition of the Late Insurrectionary States; a letter from T.R. Montgomery in Rusk relating to capital punishment; a letter from Galveston Mayor Albert Somerville regarding the resignation of an alderman; a meeting request from W.M. Walton in Austin; an invitation for the corner stone ceremony at the Iowa state capitol; and a letter from Bell County Registrar R.D. Kinney regarding the post office at Mountain Home.]
221. Correspondence, November 8-11, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Bastrop County sheriff, a Galveston alderman, and for M. Connolly to replace the impeached mayor of Hearne; resignations from Caldwell County Justice of the Peace James W. Shook, Bastrop County Sheriff J. Jung, and Corpus Christi Mayor J.B. Mitchell; a letter from R.L. Miller and W. Steubing in Hopkinsville hoping for the Gonzales Mayor E. Keyser to be replaced by F. Reese; a letter from D.F. Davis in Waco regarding the state constitution; a letter from P.M. Thurmond in Comanche regarding the state's case against N. Avery and John Fellers; a letter from Rusk District Attorney Jeff Shook regarding a pardon for Robert Diamond; a letter from George P. Fitch from the Farmers' Loan and Trust Company in New York City regarding Texas finance; a Calvert freedmen petition to remove their city marshal and mayor; a Rusk petition from William V. Tunstall and others hoping to replace their district attorney; a letter from Jackson S. Franklin in San Antonio regarding McMullen County justices of the peace; letters from Jefferson Registrar John D. Wood and James M. Brock in Tyler regarding local election concerns; and a letter from Charles J. Gillespie in Calvert regarding charges against him and City Marshal B. Mahler.]
222. Correspondence, November 12-15, 1871
[Records include a recommendation for a Jack County inspector of hides and animals; two Robertson County court documents regarding the City of Calvert v. Bell case; a circular from the Board of Education regarding the school tax; a letter from Jacob Carl DeGress in Austin regarding Travis County Sheriff George B. Zimpelman and the school tax; a letter from Frederick S. Judd in Connecticut requesting Gov. Davis' autograph; DeWitt County police court minutes regarding the removal of an inspector of hides and animals; a letter from John S. Benson in Washington, D.C., regarding the completion of the Washington National Monument; a letter from James Smith in Sherman regarding his discharge from the police force; a booklet of the "Proceedings and Memorial of the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce to the Congress of the United States Invoking the return of the Cotton Tax" from J.H. Oglesby in New Orleans; a letter regarding a requisition on the governor of Alabama for C. Strickland; a letter from F.A. Vaughan in Seguin regarding the forfeiture of Eli S. Hawkins' bond; a letter from State Police Sergeant B.F. Baldridge in Millican asking to postpone local elections; and a letter from Round Top teacher T.H. Huff regarding public schools.]
223. Correspondence, November 16-20, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Hearne, Hempstead, and Ysleta aldermen; Bosque and Red River County surveyors; Falls and Washington County notaries public; Denton County mayor and aldermen; DeWitt and Navarro County inspectors of hides and animals; Navarro County treasurer; to complete an artesian well at the capitol, and for Pecos County municipal officers. Records also include a report on Texas' claims and the United States government from the U.S. Treasury Department's Second Auditor's Office to Secretary of War J. Holt; a letter and a Williamson County grand jury document protesting the behavior of the district attorney; a letter from Galveston insurance agent Frank A. Anderson regarding "An Act in relation to Insurance & Foreign Insurance Agencies"; a letter from U.S. Secretary of War William W. Belknap in Washington, D.C., to James P. Newcomb regarding state finance; a letter from House Representative T. Chambers regarding Gov. Davis' views on an election law; a vacancy notice for Burleson County justice of the peace; a letter from Samuel J. Galbraith in Bonham regarding an act for his relief; a letter from a Victoria attorney regarding prisoner transportation; a letter from G.A. Reidel in Columbus asking for relief as he lost everything in the late war; a letter from J.R. Burnett in Huntsville regarding the Madison County sheriff; a letter from L.J. Sturgis in Hillsboro regarding public schools; a letter from C.S. West regarding the conduct of Judge Prendergast and Col. Smith; letters regarding Grayson County deputy sheriffs not receiving pay; a letter from San Antonio National Bank cashier John T. Brackenridge regarding frontier bonds; and letters from Calvert Judge J.B. Rector and John Ramshay in Centerville regarding local election concerns.]
224. Correspondence, November 21-24, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Travis County notary public, an El Paso County surveyor, a state penitentiary supervisor, and a special registrar in Calvert; resignations from House Representative J.G. Smyth, Brazoria County Sheriff Edwin Kolkow, and the Cotton Gin surveyor and notary public; a letter from C.W. Garland in Jefferson regarding charges made against him; a telegram from Farmers' Land and Trust Company Secretary George P. Fitch regarding state finance; a letter from E.B. Turner in Georgetown regarding reappointing a district attorney; a notice of the removal of Robertson County justices of the peace due to incompetence; a Spanish language letter from Fillipe Bargos in Laredo reporting lawlessness and border violence; a letter from E.M. Green in Liberty reporting lawlessness in his area; a letter from J.O. Shelby in Liberty regarding Jacob Carl DeGress; a letter from Austin Mayor John W. Glenn pertaining to Austin Water Works; a letter from Houston Mayor T.H. Scanlan regarding a city engineer applicant; a Waco petition calling for the removal of Judge J.W. Oliver; a letter from J.J. Verdiman in Gatesville protesting A.D. McGinnis' application for judgeship; and a Waco petition sent by B.F. Harris calling to replace Judge Oliver with Judge Evans.]
225. Correspondence, November 25-30, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Colorado and Hood County notaries public; Calvert, Harrisburg, and Hearne aldermen; a Robertson County inspector of hides and animals; a Refugio County district clerk; Calvert and Hearne city marshals; Calvert city attorney; and a Navarro County cotton weigher. Records also include a resignation from George W. Glasscock in Georgetown, a colonel of the 45th Regiment Reserve Militia; letters and petitions requesting elections for vacant offices; documents from Fred W. Sumner regarding County Treasurer John Q.A. Carter's financial misconduct; letters from Grayson County residents regarding the late County Treasurer Curtis Blackwood, including a letter from Fred Sumner in Sherman questioning Blackwood's Democratic party loyalty; documents relating to congressional election results and candidate George Whitmore; a letter from Charles Soward in Weatherford regarding an upcoming trial and local race relations; a letter from A.H. Wilkins in New Orleans regarding shipping stationary; a letter from Harrison County Judge J.B. Williamson reporting his removal of a justice of the peace; a letter from H.C. Arch in Webberville regarding establishing a new colony in his county; a message from Gov. Davis vetoing "An Act relative to the assessment and collection of taxes for school purposes in the several School Districts of the State and regulating the expenditure of moneys arising from the same"; a letter from Corsicana state police Lieutenant H.L. Edwards regarding livestock theft; a letter from J.C. Stone in Granbury regarding official printing; a letter from F.E. Grothaus in Austin relating to H.B. 19, regarding incorporating the Indianola Dredging Co.; a letter from William R. Johnson in Galveston regarding birth and death registration; a letter from House Representative Adolph Zoeller pertaining to H.B. 735, "an act validating certain land certificates"; correspondence regarding confusion over government and municipal positions and tenures; a letter from Gov. Davis to Senate President Pro Tem Webster Flanagan returning "an act confirming the powers granted to the municipal authorities of the incorporated cities and towns of the state"; and a letter from El Paso County District Clerk Edmond Stine requesting state reports.]
226. Correspondence, December 1-6, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Montague and Robertson County inspectors of hides and animals; a Washington County notary public; mayor of Bremond; Brazoria County sheriff; Bryan mayor and aldermen; Dallas County surveyor; and a Harrison County registrar. Records also include petitions for the removal of officers in Dallas and San Antonio; a resignation from a Harrison County registrar; a letter from House Representative A.D. Elam regarding a bill for the relief of Houston County due to a fire; letters from J.D. Elliott and F.E. Grothaus in Austin regarding a bill to improve Pass Caballo; a letter from H. Hoxie in Hearne regarding a new section of railroad; a letter from George W. Peete in Galveston pertaining to compulsory vaccinations; a letter from J.E. Stevenson in Washington, D.C., regarding Texas property values; correspondence from Gustav Loeffler in Houston regarding the treatment of immigration agent James H. Leppard in New Orleans; various letters reporting local affairs; letters regarding vacancies for a Hays County justice of the peace and a Marlin district judge; a letter from William Umbdenstock & Co. in Marshall regarding public printing; a letter from B.W. Gray in Jefferson regarding school tax collection; correspondence regarding a Dallas postmaster's potential removal; a letter from a Massachusetts wool manufacturer inquiring about Texas; a letter from Charles Stuart Gillespie in Calvert protesting the city marshal's removal; and a letter from M.G. Anderson in San Antonio hoping for the removal of his political disabilities.]
227. Correspondence, December 7-10, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Robertson County surveyor, mayor of Corsicana, and Galveston County inspector of hides and animals. Records also include resignations from a Corsicana alderman and the Robertson County surveyor; correspondence regarding confusion over government and municipal positions and tenures; a letter from Thomas H. Baker in Lockhart regarding payment for special police; a Corsicana petition hoping to retain the town's current government; a letter from T.H. McMahon in Galveston pertaining to state bond sales; a letter from J. Jung in Bastrop asking if he can withdraw his resignation as county sheriff; letters asking for the removal and replacement of Bremond aldermen and the Hallettsville city marshal; a letter U.S. Customs Commissioner W.S. Haines in Washington, D.C., pertaining to customs collection; a letter from Alford D. Evans in Austin protesting his removal as registrar and resigning as paymaster; a letter from J.C. Stone in Granbury reporting he discontinued his paper; and a Spanish language Mexican government document regarding traffic on the Rio Grande.]
228. Correspondence, December 11-16, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Bremond and Houston aldermen; Calhoun, Grayson, Jasper, and Robertson County notaries public; Bee and Hays County inspectors of hides and animals; Kaufman city marshal; an assistant superintendent of education; and a recommendation for W.H. Sinclair for Galveston mayor from G.T. Ruby. Records also include resignations from Leon and Liberty County justices of the peace and the Wilson County surveyor; a letter from A.W. Leedon in Bryan pertaining to public schools; a letter from Thomas J. Durant in Washington, D.C., regarding railroads; a Calvert petition from German and Jewish merchants protesting the appointment of Capt. McHugh as city marshal; a letter from R.P. Tendic in Columbus regarding local desperados; letters from M. Priest in Rusk and J.W. Oliver in Waco protesting their local district attorney and sheriff; an affidavit from Westley Burford in Columbus protesting the mayor and city marshal; a Shelby County petition reporting that freedmen were blocked from voting in a local election; a letter from Z. Norton in Tyler regarding the murders of Captains House and Godley; a letter from Daniel Gregg in Austin regarding a proposed fair at the Capitol; a letter from Frank Brown in Austin regarding a trial for Mr. Haynes; a letter from Camillus Jones in Columbus regarding complaints against the city marshal and mayor; a letter from J.W. Oliver in Waco regarding the removal of the Limestone County sheriff; a letter from Bureau of Immigration Superintendent Gustav Loeffler in Houston regarding the treatment of immigration agent James H. Leppard in New Orleans; a letter from State Treasurer George W. Honey regarding the governor's mansion; letters from J.L. Haynes and Raymond and Whitis in Austin regarding charges against H.M. Taylor for financial misconduct; a letter from a Rhode Island resident regarding a requisition for his arrest; and a Corsicana petition calling for the removal of City Marshal D.C. Page.]
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2014/110-19 229. Correspondence, December 17-23, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Trinity County district clerk, a Robertson County notary public, a Bryan alderman, Live Oak County surveyor, Calvert city attorney, state assistant superintendent of education, Robertson County inspector of hides and animals, Corsicana postmaster, and Caldwell County treasurer. Records also include a letter from W.J. Locke in San Antonio relating to removal of city officers; a letter from W.H. Baker in Lockhart regarding his dismissal from the police force; a letter from Brownsville Judge William H. Russell reporting that the district attorney was drunk and did not attend court; a Hidalgo County grand jury document regarding District Attorney F.E. MacManus being intoxicated and unable to perform his duties in court; a letter from John W. Evans in Corpus Christi relating to special policemen; a letter from Caldwell Registrar Wilson Monroe regarding police under his charge; resignations from Corsicana aldermen and a Trinity County district court clerk; a Washington County document regarding protests against removing C.W. Klaeden as county treasurer; a letter from Gov. Davis to acting Secretary of State J.E. Oldright regarding the stoppage of certain warrants issued by the comptroller; letters from Eldon Burns in La Grange pertaining to the arrest of Matt Gaines for bigamy; a letter from E.H. Wheeler in Corpus Christi regarding the mayor's resignation; a letter from Gov. Davis to Secretary of State James P. Newcomb regarding expenses; a letter from Farmers' Loan and Trust Company President R.G. Rolston in New York City regarding Texas Frontier Bonds; a letter from Corsicana Inspector of Hides and Animals J.G. Bates reporting that someone else received a commission for his position but he received no notice of removal; letters regarding the inspector of hides and animals position in Refugio and Limestone Counties; letters from H.L. Ray in Dallas and S.H. Russell in Henderson regarding political tension in their respective towns; a letter from Brownsville District Attorney Frank E. MacManus regarding the school tax case against William Scanlan; letters from National Bureau of Migration President Horace Greeley in New York City and John F. McAdam in Brenham regarding immigration; a letter from J.G. Tracy in Austin regarding warrants for department clerks; and a letter from Chambers County Judge William Chambers reporting a justice of the peace vacancy.]
230. Correspondence, December 24-31, 1871
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a state librarianship, Bastrop and Navarro County notaries public, San Saba County surveyor, Paris alderman, Wise County treasurer, Dallas cotton weigher and inspector of hides and animals, 15th district attorney, and a land office clerkship. Records also include resignations from a Wood County district clerk and the Bastrop County surveyor; letters and petitions requesting elections for vacant offices; a letter from Houston District Judge James Masterson regarding an indictment against him from a federal grand jury; a letter from Brownsville District Attorney F.E. McManus reporting he concluded arguments in the local school tax case Galvan v. Scanlan; a letter from Galveston Chief of Police A.W. Kempton regarding accusations against him for financial misconduct; a letter from John W. Tracy in Lockhart reporting that Capt. Nix refuses to surrender the Caldwell County treasurer office; various letters relating to local matters, elections, and offices; documents regarding the removal of Hallettsville Mayor William H. Tevis; a letter from Farmers' Loan and Trust Company President R.G. Rolston regarding Texas finance; a letter from L. Lindsay regarding charges against the Columbus mayor and city marshal; a letter from James Brown in Meridian reporting local lawlessness and personal intimidation; a letter from U.S. Secretary of State W. Hunter in Washington, D.C., regarding a Texas representative to the Philadelphia centennial celebration; a letter from S. Brown & Co. in Decatur regarding payment stoppages; documents from Gov. Davis regarding warrants and Texas bonds; a letter Henry Rawson in Marshall calling for the removal of Mayor Charles G. Stevens; a letter from George Bacon in Galveston regarding a claim for purchasing machinery for the penitentiary; a letter from Galveston Chief of Police A.W. Kempton regarding charges against him; a letter from Richard Mebus in La Grange returning thanks for executive clemency; a letter from Sam M. Jarvis in Laredo reporting Indian depredations; and a report from Lt. Col. J.W. Davidson regarding Native American affairs and the affairs of various tribes.]
231. Correspondence, January 1-4, 1872
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Live Oak County treasurer, Bremond city marshal, Navarro County notary public, Jefferson district attorney, Comanche County supervisor of public instruction, and a Lampasas County special judgeship. Records also include resignations from the Hill County surveyor and from the Ellis, Hamilton, and Starr County justices of the peace; letters from Condict & Co. in New York City and W.H. Sinclair in Austin regarding state finance; letters regarding vacancies, elections, and new appointees to various offices; a letter from John A. Purnell in Austin recommending changes in Hill County offices; a letter from J.F. Naenndell in Marshall regarding local fire hazards; a letter from Gov. Davis to Secretary of State J.E. Oldright regarding the capitol building; a letter from M.B.N. Everett in Courtney complaining of local lawlessness; a letter from J.G. Leib in Brenham protesting the removal of Washington County Treasurer C.W. Klaeden; a letter from T.J. Smith in Beeville regarding his county's election results being rejected; a Van Zandt County court document listing people indicted for the murder of Dr. Page; a letter from F.L. Wood in Corsicana regarding a proposed "Act to encourage Stock Raising and for the Protection of Stock Raising"; and a letter from Calvert Marshal T. McHugh hoping for all new officers for Robertson County ("The great principles of the Republican Party are in danger when unscrupulous men and tricksters are in the ascendant.")]
232. Correspondence, January 5-31, 1872
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Mount Pleasant mayor and aldermen; Newton County sheriff; Grimes, Harris, Robertson, Travis, and Washington County notaries public; Mason County inspector of hides and animals; a Starr County registrar; Refugio County registrar and board of appeals members; Jefferson County surveyor; a state police captain for Dallas; a Mt. Enterprise board of public instruction position; and Kinney County inspector of hides and animals. Records include resignations from Frio County Justice of the Peace A.C. Bennett, a Travis County notary public, and the Kinney and Navarro County inspectors of hides and animals; petitions calling for different Corsicana municipal officers, a Grayson County registrar, and a Hanson County alderman; a letter from detective Robert Harris in New Orleans regarding convict James Riley; a letter from Jordan Clark & Co. in Boston, Massachusetts, regarding Gen. Davidson's debt; correspondence from R.G. Rolston in New York and from George W. Honey in Washington, D.C., regarding state bonds; a vacancy notice for Parker County justice of the peace; and letters regarding election results in Galveston, Red River, and Rusk Counties.]
233. Correspondence, February 1-29, 1872
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Jefferson, San Jacinto, and Wood County surveyors; Collin and Harris County notaries public; DeWitt, Jack, Palo Pinto, and Parker County inspectors of hides and animals; Corsicana and Navasota mayors and aldermen; Paris city marshal; Starr County sheriff; Hearne municipal officers; a Galveston branch pilot; Grimes County registrar and board of appeals members; and a public weigher and inspector of hides and animals for Dallas. Records also include resignations from Chambers County Sheriff F.M. Wallis, Starr County Sheriff W.S. Halsey, a Bowie County registrar, the Paris city marshal, the Wood County surveyor, and the Montague and Palo Pinto County justices of the peace; correspondence regarding T.H. McMahon & Co. and a false agreement to sell bonds; correspondence asking for the reinstatement of the Limestone County inspector of hides and animals, a Washington County notary public, and the Washington County treasurer; receipts for items purchased and shipped to the capitol; a vacancy notice for Grimes County justice of the peace; a telegram from Judge T.C. Barden in Rockport wanting San Patricio attached to Nueces County for judicial purposes; petitions for and against removing the Harris County inspector of hides and animals; a letter from Bee County Sheriff T.J. Smith regarding a reward for Thomas Dolan who escaped custody and a document regarding the case of the State of Texas v. Thomas Dolan; correspondence regarding an orphan in San Marcos; a Corsicana petition complaining of local corruption; and letters regarding rewards for wanted parties in Cameron, Corsicana, Denton, and La Vernia.]
234. Correspondence, March 3-9, 1872
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Bastrop County notary public, a Jack County district clerk, Erath County inspector of hides and animals, Aransas and Refugio County board of appeals members, a chemist for the state geological survey, and Weatherford municipal officers. Records also include letters regarding the reappointment of the Mason County inspector of hides and animals; resignations from the Delta County surveyor and the Harris County inspector of hides and animals; vacancy notices for Montgomery and Parker County justices of the peace; letters from Gov. Davis to Navasota Mayor A.D. Harn and the city marshal asking them to address charges made against them; a Hearne petition endoring Mayor Connolly; a letter from J.C. Stone in Granbury regarding Hood County school lands; letters from Thomas J. Durant in Washington, D.C., and W.H. Sinclair in Galveston regarding state finance and bonds; a letter from A. Groesbock in Houston asking for certified copies of railroad surveys; a letter from H.L. Ray in Dallas recommending the removal and appointment of certain officers; a letter from Charles Stewart in Hearne wanting to know if he was removed as an alderman; a letter from San Antonio Mayor W.C.A. Thielepape hoping to take a leave of absence; and a letter from S.S. Simmons in Meridian asking for a copy of the election law.]
235. Correspondence, March 10-12, 1872
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Chamberlain city councilman, a state bonds agent, Freestone County surveyor, Henderson County sheriff, Paris aldermen, and a governor's office clerkship. Records also include resignations from a Paris alderman and a Wood County district clerk; vacancy notices for the Hays and Lavaca County justices of the peace; a letter from C.W. Thompson in Harrisburg regarding arresting Ku Klux Klan members; a letter from A. Siemering regarding the removal of the Mason County inspector of hides and animals; a letter from John B. Rector in Calvert regarding tax collection; a letter from W.G. Robinson in Jefferson regarding future elections; a letter from J.S. Thurmond in Groesbeck accepting the office of mayor; a letter regarding replacing the State Penitentiary Director R.M. Bankhead with Peter Royal; a letter from U.S. Marshal Thomas F. Purnell in Austin reporting he replaced his deputy marshal; a document from Henderson County District Judge John G. Scott regarding the removal of Sheriff William Davis; and a newspaper clipping ("More Murder") regarding the murders of freedmen in Lamar County.]
236. Correspondence, March 13-22, 1872
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Erath, Limestone, Live Oak, and Navarro County inspectors of hides and animals; Chambers County sheriff; commissioners of Texas deeds; Bremond municipal officers; Washington County treasurer; Palo Pinto County notary public; and Starr County justice of the peace. Records also include a resignation from Bremond Mayor G.S. Whitman; documents from Navasota Mayor Allen D. Harn regarding charges against him; a letter from Houston Attorney James Masterson regarding the school tax; a letter from Gov. Davis to Secretary of State James P. Newcomb regarding heads of departments disbursing public funds; a letter from L.W. Stevenson in Huntsville regarding vouchers; a letter from Live Oak County Sheriff Sanders Pearce regarding locals refusing to pay taxes; correspondence for and against Peter Snyder's removal as Jack County treasurer; a petition from Galveston bar branch pilots regarding an applicant; a letter from Abbie Halsey in Galveston regarding intruders on her estate; a letter from McKinney Mayor A.J. Taylor regarding city ordnance and the Enabling Act; a letter from San Antonio city Attorney Alex E. Sweet regarding the conduct of his former deputy Van Slyck; an El Paso County petition regarding an upcoming election for justice of the peace; a Gillespie County petition regarding Joseph Jackson, wanted for murder; correspondence from M.V. McMahon in New York City and Thomas J. Durant in Washington, D.C., regarding public bond sales; documents regarding weapons turned over by Marshal John B. Farris to the Grimes County sheriff; a document from J.B. Farris in Navasota refuting charges made against him; a letter from San Marcos Constable John H. Hancock protesting a pardon for Henry Johnson; a letter from Houston Attorney James Masterson regarding the actions of Judge Oliver and his district clerk; a letter from L.W. Stevenson in Huntsville relating to penitentiary debt; a letter from school principal Henry L. Slayton in Corsicana reporting that Sheriff Nelms refuses to turn over taxes collected for public schools; a telegram from Thomas T. Leach in San Antonio regarding his appointment as justice of the peace; a letter from Washington County Sheriff Lyddleton Smith regarding grand jury witnesses; a letter from State Treasurer George W. Honey regarding lunatic asylum funding; and a letter from Falls County District Attorney J.W. Dickinson protesting his removal from office.]
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2014/110-20 237. Correspondence, March 23-26, 1872
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Refugio County inspector of hides and animals; San Antonio city recorder and city treasurer; Hardin County treasurer; Anderson, Grimes, and Refugio County notaries public; and a Paris city marshal. Records also include a resignation from the Live Oak County inspector of hides and animals; a letter from George W. Smith in Navasota protesting the behavior of C.D. Harn; a letter from a Montana resident asking for Gov. Davis' autograph; a letter from James A. Nelms in Corsicana regarding collecting school tax; documents regarding reapportioning the state of Indiana; a letter from Goliad Judge Daniel D. Claiborne regarding the Bee County sheriff failing to collect school tax; a Denton resident asking for his area to be exempt from the ban on carrying arms due to Indian depredations; correspondence regarding railroad development; a letter from John A. Bagby in Clarksville pertaining to jury selection; a letter from State Policeman W.H. Anderson regarding municipal troubles in Dalllas; and a letter from Montgomery clerk Pleasant M. Yell regarding the conduct of Justice of the Peace J.M. Lewis.]
238. Correspondence, March 27-31, 1872
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Columbus marshal, San Antonio city treasurer, Linden mayor and marshal, Refugio County board of appeals members, Calvert mayor and aldermen, and Anderson County inspector of hides and animals; a letter from A.A. Dial in Uvalde reporting that 24th District Judge J.J. Thornton is ill and that a special judge is needed; a vacancy notice for Parker County justice of the peace; a resignation from a Hamilton County justice of the peace; a letter from Robert K. Smith in Brownsville regarding his arrest for impersonating an officer despite having a commission; a letter from Bell County Treasurer R.D. Kinney regarding policemen's desire for payment for services rendered during the recent elections; documents and petitions regarding charges made against the Washington County police court; letters from Hearne citizens regarding charges against Mayor Connolly and city aldermen and requesting their removal; a letter from Huntsville District Attorney A.T. McKinney regarding the case of Outlaw v. Davidson et al.; letters from A. Rivers in Longview and S.P. Shaw in Bremond asking for permission to carry firearms due to dangerous conditions; a letter from C.W. Klaeden in Brenham regarding his removal as county treasurer; and a letter from a state police captain regarding fitness of parties recommended for Calvert municipal positions.]
239. Correspondence, April 1-5, 1872
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Columbus and Paris marshals, a Denton County notary public, Llano County sheriff, Jack County district clerk, an immigration agent position, Hearne mayor and board of aldermen positions, Hamilton County inspector of hides and animals, and a chemist appointment on the state geology survey; a resignation from Montague County Justice of the Peace W.A. Morris; documents regarding Thomas R. Hill's oath as mayor of Bremond; a letter from to J.E. Oldright from Gov. Davis regarding pay for state employees; a letter from J.H. Fowler in Paris regarding charges against the city marshal; letters from the Paris mayor and aldermen regarding municipal affairs; a Harris County court document regarding Thomas W. House; a letter from Charles Lewis in Hearne asking for the removal of Mayor Connolly and the board of aldermen; a letter from Samuel F. Carter in Bonham reporting that the local sheriff has not reported or paid the full amount of school tax he collected; letters from Hearne Mayor M. Connolly defending his character and regarding charges against him; a letter from A. McDonell in Vicksburg pertaining to the death of Judge Archibald Campbell; a letter from Brenham District Attorney Thomas G. Davidson regarding the Washington County police court; and a letter from J.R. Scott in Bremond complaining about the state of public schools in his area.]
240. Correspondence, April 6-10, 1872
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Bastrop, Brazos, Erath, and Travis County notaries public; Brazos, Erath, and Jacksboro County inspectors of hides and animals; Cleburne and Rockport aldermen; an immigration agent to Great Britain; San Antonio city treasurer; Jack County district clerk, an Indianola quarantine physician; and a position in the customs house at Edinburg. Records also include a letter from U.S. District Attorney D.J. Baldwin in Galveston pertaining to Satanta and Big Tree's imprisonment; a letter from Red River County Sheriff John Carroll refuting charges made against him; a letter from Hearne Mayor M. Connolly refuting charges made against him; a letter from R.F. Campbell in Bastrop regarding charges against a policeman; a letter from Grimes County Presiding Justice John H. Wilson reporting that there will be no need for special policemen at an upcoming election; a letter from T. and S. Gibbs in Huntsville relating to the indebtedness of the state penitentiary; a letter from A.S. Solomons in Washington, D.C., regarding the memorial services for Samuel F.B. Morse; a letter from B. Trigg in Bastrop regarding grand jury corruption; and correspondence regarding charges against S.A. Hackworth in Brenham and the Ku Klux Klan.]
241. Correspondence, April 11-15, 1872
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Freestone County sheriff, Bell and Erath County inspectors of hides and animals, Columbus city marshal, Waxahachie mayor and postmaster, a chemist position on the state geological survey, a Harris County notary public, and Hearne assessor and collector. Records also include a vacancy notice for Parker County justice of the peace; a letter from A.M. Wigginton in Goliad reporting treasurer misconduct; correspondence with Gen. Christopher C. Augur regarding Satanta and Big Tree's imprisonment in the state penitentiary; a letter from State Treasurer George W. Honey regarding the Farmer's Loan and Trust Company; a letter from A. Groesbeck in Houston regarding the Houston and Texas Central Railway Company; a letter from J.N. Sawyer in Galveston regarding a quarantine; a letter from F. Ohlenburger in Columbus regarding R.P. Tendick's financial misconduct; a resignation from the mayor of Waxahachie; letters asking questions about railroads, pensions, and use of state facilities; a letter from Marshall Police Chief Thomas Allen regarding his performance in office; a printed form letter from Gov. Davis with instructions to sheriffs transporting prisoners to the state penitentiary; a letter from Walter L. Mann in Galveston regarding a requisition for a fugitive; a letter from R. Hillebrand in Rutersville regarding Robert Zapp and a board of school directors; affidavits regarding the conduct of Joseph White; and a letter from U.S. Secretary of State Hamilton Fish regarding the case of Santos and Christobal Benavides.]
242. Correspondence, April 16-19, 1872
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Bell and Galveston County notaries public, Liberty and Limestone County treasurers, a Bosque County clerkship, and Llano County sheriff; a San Jacinto County petition asking for the county to be placed in the 15th senatorial district; a letter from Marshall Justice of the Peace J.A. Price pertaining to tax rolls; a letter from F. Ohlenburger in Columbus regarding R.P. Tendick's financial misconduct; a letter from J.W. Moses in Rockport regarding the local justice of the peace office; a vacancy notice for Limestone County treasurer; a letter from Gonzales Postmaster Alfred Kent regarding school tax collection; a letter from A.C. Woodall in Huntsville regarding delayed pay for teachers; a letter from Johnson Henrys in Clinton regarding DeWitt County officers' bonds; letter from DeWitt County Sheriff Jack Helm regarding his bond; documents regarding Galveston County Sheriff Frank Dirks' bond; a letter from Thomas J. Durant in Washington, D.C., regarding the case of Texas v. White; a letter from Marion County Justice of the Peace J.D. Todd requesting certain law books; a resignation from the Llano County sheriff; and a letter from Robert Zapp in Round Top reporting that Mr. Hillebrand withdrew his bond as treasurer of the school board.]
243. Correspondence, April 20-23, 1872
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Galveston County clerkship; Coryell, Freestone, and Navarro County sheriffs, a chemist position on the state agricultural bureau; and the Bastrop County inspector of hides and animals. Records also include Sandy Louis in Corsicana regarding local low morale and race relations; a letter from E.W. Dwyer in Crockett alleging that W.M. Waddell is continually "raising disturbances in our usually quiet town"; a vacancy notice for Fort Bend County justice of the peace; a letter from A.T. Monroe and others in Crockett protesting W.V. Tunstall's behavior; a Cameron County grand jury report to William H. Russell regarding "the wholesale stealing of cattle" on the frontier; a letter from C.W. Thompson in Bastrop regarding rewards offered for Ku Klux Klan members; a letter from Fredericksburg Sheriff Alfred Hunter regarding transporting prisoners to the penitentiary; a telegram from R. Rolston in New York regarding failure to be paid for his services; a resignation from the Limestone County treasurer; letters from H. Stuart in Galveston, J.R. Morris in Houston, and James H. Raymond in Austin accepting appointments as administrators at the Agricultural and Mechanical College; a letter from State Treasurer George W. Honey regarding John W. Glenn; and a letter from H. Thornton to E. Brady regarding claims against the state.]
244. Correspondence, April 24-31, 1872
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Atascosa and Parker County inspectors of hides and animals, Columbus city marshal, Victoria County superintendent of education, Jack County district clerk, Sherman aldermen, Navarro County sheriff, and a Montague County registrar. Records also include resignations from a Montague County registrar, the mayor of Groesbeck, and the Polk County surveyor; a letter from State Treasurer George W. Honey in Austin regarding the misconduct of C.R. Johns; a letter from John Treadwell in San Antonio regarding a treasury warrant; letters from Raymond & Whitis in Austin and R.G. Rolston in New York City regarding Texas bonds; a letter from Charles Gillespie in Calvert pertaining to the pardon of Charles Husted; a letter from H.M. Smith regarding a proposed deal from Satanta to return Smith's son and other captives in exchange for Big Tree's release; a Hidalgo County grand jury report to Judge William H. Russell regarding Mexican invasions and depredations; a letter from B.F. Barkley in Fort Worth regarding the burning of a public school; a requisition from Mississippi Governor R.C. Powers for the arrest of J. Renfro; a letter from N. Holland in Bellville applying for the removal of his political disabilities; Bee and Live Oak County petitions complaining of the state of public schools and calling for the removal of Col. Jacob Carl DeGress as superintendent of public instruction; a petition making charges against Judge Claiborne; a letter from Robert Cecil Hoggins in Kaufman regarding difficulties in continuing public schools in his area; and a letter from San Marcos School Board President W.O. Hutchison regarding Hays County Sheriff J.R. Brown refusing to dissolve an injunction against the school tax.]
245. Correspondence, May 1-8, 1872
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Matagorda Bay pilot; Paris city marshal; Hays, Hidalgo, and Pecos County sheriffs; Hearne treasurer; Waco district attorney; a Harris County notary public; mayor of Marshall; and Polk County surveyor. Records also include resignations from Hidalgo County Sheriff Joseph Estapa and a Harris County notary public; a letter from James A. Nelms in Austin regarding statements made to a Galveston News reporter; an affidavit from R.A. Fife in Houston regarding Harris County inspector of hides and animals E. Creary; a letter from Montgomery Sheriff L.E. Dunn reporting that he removed his deputy R.L. Wood due to misconduct; a letter from U.S. Commissioner of Internal Revenue J.W. Douglass in Washington, D.C., pertaining to redistricting the state; a letter from Thomas F. Purnell in Tyler regarding assembling a grand jury; a document purported to be a Ku Klux Klan secrecy agreement, signed with pseudonyms such as "Capt. Cyclops"; a letter from a Massachusetts resident asking for a copy of the Texas Constitution; a letter from A. Hanson resigning as Navarro County treasurer and registrar and reporting that men came to his home to assassinate him; a letter from H.B. Tarver in Brownwood relating to minute companies; a letter from J.E. Wheeler in Gainesville protesting the appointment of William Lillard as mayor; a Bryan police court petition calling for the removal of S.H. Terrell due to habitual drunkenness; letters requesting elections in Indianola and Beeville due to vacancies or illness; a letter from T.C. Borden in Victoria regarding Sheriff R.A. Upton's bond; and a letter from Grimes County Justice of the Peace John H. Wilson regarding certain persons carrying firearms.]
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2014/110-21 246. Correspondence, May 9-17, 1872
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Navasota and San Felipa aldermen, Johnson County inspector of hides and animals, a Polk County registrar and treasurer, a Sabine Pass health officer, Houston city marshal, and Hays County sheriff; letters and petitions requesting elections for vacant offices; a letter from E.H. Wheeler in Corpus Christi regarding the Aransas Pass quarantine officer's salary; two documents from Van Zandt County regarding an indictment against J.W. Clark; a letter from S.W. Ford in Waco protesting Judge Oliver's behavior; a letter from Liberty Presiding Justice J.O. Shelby pertaining to the repair of the county court house; a letter from George P. Fitch from the Farmers' Loan and Trust Company in New York City regarding vouchers; a letter from Paris Mayor G.O. Greiner reporting that too many men were appointed aldermen for his town; a letter from John S. Cason in Norfolk, Virginia, requesting information about Enoch Jones to settle an estate; a letter from William A. Venable in Liberty regarding voting and local race relations; a letter from H.V. Tarver in Brownwood pertaining to frontier defense; a letter from W. Paine in Independence regarding government and military property; a letter from Barton police captain L.H. McNelly regarding the arrest of C. Hartel; a letter from J.T. Holbert in Quitman regarding his bond as Wood County sheriff; a letter from A.S. Badger in New Orleans, Louisiana, claiming the reward for the arrest of Sheriff Nelms; a letter from Anderson County Deputy Sheriff Levi Hurbaugh regarding the case of G.D. Kelley; a letter from James Walker and Fred W. Miner in Houston requesting the removal of City Marshal Thomas B. Hearn as Thomas and J.C. Hearn were indicted for the murder of William Powers; a letter from C. Anschick in Calvert returning T.A. Menefee's commission for Robertson County justice of the peace since he failed to qualify; a letter from J.L. Brown in Bastrop regarding establishing a paper; and a resignation from Hays County Sheriff J.R. Brown.]
247. Correspondence, May 18-30, 1872
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including notaries public for Aransas, Dallas, and Washington Counties; Colorado County inspector of hides and animals; a Limestone County immigration agent; Hays County sheriff; Corsicana and Crockett aldermen and city marshals; Bee and Jack County surveyors; Navarro County treasurer; mayors of Crockett, Marshall, and Palestine; Hearne city assessor; and Calvert aldermen. Records also include letters and petitions requesting elections for vacant offices; resignations from the Colorado County inspector of hides and animals, Menardville Sheriff Lewis Wilson, the Liberty County treasurer, and Goliad County Justice of the Peace Joseph Dial; a letter from Elizabeth H. Jordan in Texana regarding payment for public school teachers; a letter from Robert K. Smith in Galveston regarding the board of pilot commissioners; a letter from Lt. Brown and others in Decatur regarding payment for troops; a letter from claim agents Andrew S. Donnan & Co. in Austin regarding claims against the state for stoppages against members of Capt. Baker's company of frontier forces; correspondence regarding appointing Calvin Cooper a temporary guardian to recover William Whitlock, a child captured by Native Americans; a letter from John G. Scott in Palestine regarding taxes due to the state from his county for 1871; correspondence regarding Treasurer Honey, C.R. Johns & Co., and a treasury warrant; a letter from Pleasant M. Yell in Montgomery regarding his local sheriff; a letter from Senator Henry Rawson protesting against the appointment of R. Martin as mayor of Marshall; Van Zandt County affidavits; a letter from Nathan Patten in Galveston reporting quarantine violations at Sabine Pass; a letter from Charles W. Winn in Galveston regarding a quarantine; a Palestine petition to remove the current mayor and appoint John H. Morrison; a letter from Sabine County Presiding Justice S. Arthurs regarding tax reports; a letter from W.W. Davis regarding the reward conditions for John Wesley Hardin; and a Jack County petition for the removal of county surveyor E. Boon.]
248. Correspondence, June 1-12, 1872
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Freestone County sheriff; a Livingston and a Harris County registrar; Chambers and Liberty County treasurers; Henderson County mayor, constable, and aldermen; Paris city marshal; Nueces County surveyor; a Bosque County registrar and board of appeals member; a Limestone County notary public and inspector of hides and animals; a Polk County special judge; Austin, Corsicana, and Denton aldermen; a Kinney County petition protesting against J.B. Ballantyne's appointment as inspector of hides and animals; resignations from Caldwell County Justice of the Peace J.H. Jeffrey and a Limestone County inspector of hides and animals; a letter from Galveston pilot commissioners regarding an applicant they find unfit; a telegram from J.O. Shelby in Liberty regarding James Ridley's resignation as county treasurer; a letter from Jack County Police Lieutenant A.C. Hill regarding the local district clerk; a letter from Michigan State Librarian Harriet A. Tenney transmitting Michigan reports; a document from Woodville regarding Judge H.C. Pedigo being disqualified from hearing certain cases; documents regarding a Van Zandt County petition charging Judge John G. Scott and Thomas D. Evans with corruption; a letter from A.A. Aden in Cold Spring regarding the lines between San Jacinto and Liberty Counties; a letter from R.H. Taylor and others in Bonham regarding a registrar applicant.]
249. Correspondence, June 13-29, 1872
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Austin and Crockett aldermen; a Lamar County registrar; Hidalgo County surveyor; Bee, Erath, Live Oak, and Navarro County sheriffs; Erath and Grayson County inspectors of hides and animals; Palestine city marshal; Hearne city marshal and aldermen; a Limestone County notary public; Liberty County treasurer; mayor of Rockport; resignations from a Colorado County registrar, a Titus County surveyor, Bremond city marshal, Hill County Sheriff John A. Purnell, Live Oak County Sheriff M.W.C. Frazier, Rockport Mayor E.H. Carpenter, Jackson County Justice of the Peace William Burnett, and a Rockport alderman; a letter from George O'Brien in Waco regarding the Jack County district clerk; a letter from A.J. Ward in Huntsville regarding a pardon for S.T. Barnes; an anonymous letter from Crockett regarding municipal officers; correspondence regarding charges against District Attorney Thomas D. Evans and Judge John G. Scott; a letter from Judge F.P. Wood in Hillsboro reporting he has removed Navarro County Sheriff Nelms and recommends Mr. Brent; a letter from State Police Sergeant W. Durham regarding Ku Klux Klan threats in Jasper County; correspondence regarding accusations against William V. Tunstall for harboring a criminal by John Blair, A. Monroe, and Houston County Sheriff E.B. Dwyer, as well as Tunstall's desire to be reinstated on the state police force; correspondence regarding E. Boon's removal as Jack County surveyor; a letter from A.D. Tinsley in Henderson regarding the local mayor and aldermen; documents regarding the completion of the San Patricio County courthouse and separating San Patricio County from Nueces County; a letter from Secretary of State J.E. Oldright to Judge Osterhout in Belton regarding inspector of hide and animals C.J. Keith; and a letter to State Treasurer George W. Honey from Seymour Bunce at the Citizen's Savings Bank in New York City regarding fraudulent Texas bonds in their possession.]
250. Correspondence, July 1-11, 1872
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Bremond mayor, city attorney, and aldermen; a Rockport alderman; Aransas County sheriff and inspector of hides and animals; Webb County treasurer; Mason and Navarro County sheriffs; mayor of Groesbeck; a Corsicana city marshal; and a state librarianship. Records also include resignations from Bremond Mayor Thomas R. Hill, Hearne City Marshal Thomas J. Dearing, a Galveston alderman, Mason County Sheriff John Lemburg, and the Webb County treasurer; letters and petitions requesting elections for vacant offices; documents from Special Police Captain L.H. McNelly in Barton regarding William V. Tunstall's conduct; a letter from William V. Tunstall regarding charges against him; a letter from Comanche clerk W. Carnes regarding desperadoes and asking for assistance; a letter from GLO Commissioner Jacob Kuechler in Austin regarding the Houston and Texas Central Railway Company; a Comanche petition protesting a proclamation addressing bearing arms; affidavits from George Hucherson, James Frost, and George W. McCay regarding the conduct of Corsicana City Marshal John W. Irvin; and letters regarding the removal of E. Boon as Jack County surveyor.]
251. Correspondence, July 13-18, 1872
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Brown County sheriff, Palestine city marshal and aldermen, a state police captain position, a Travis County notary public, a special judge for Crockett, permission to raise and/or command Ranger companies, a Walker County registrar, a commissioner of deeds, mayor of Hearne, Starr County inspector of hides and animals, Gainesville postmaster, and a Live Oak County district clerk. Records also include resignations from a Walker County registrar, Brown County sheriff, C.A. Williamson, Bonham Mayor J.M. Biggerstaff, a Travity County notary public, Starr County inspector of hides and animals, and Hearne Mayor M. Connolly; letters and petitions requesting elections for vacant offices; a letter from E.T. Bell in Corsicana regarding his removal as sheriff; a letter from Greenleaf Fisk in Brownwood regarding Sheriff Williamson killing Dr. Glasscock; a letter from Huntsville District Attorney A.T. McKinney regarding the case of Outlaw v. Davidson; a letter from Anderson J. Dorris in Lockhart regarding charges against Mayor Cowan; a letter from Attorney A.W. Terrell in Austin regarding a treasury case; a letter from Marion County Presiding Justice Charles Haughn regarding commutation of Louis H. Schubert's sentence; a letter from H.B. Beberstein in Fort Concho relating to payment for the Texas Rangers; a letter from Leon Estapa in Edinburg pertaining to pay for policemen; a letter from Brig. Gen. C.C. Augur in San Antonio reporting that he cannot comply with Gov. Davis' request for more troops at Camp Colorado to protect residents as he does not have any troops available; a letter from J. Harrell in Austin regarding bonds; a letter from P. Branbach in San Antonio regarding a law authorizing some officers to carry arms; a letter from William H. Sinclair in Galveston regarding Capt. Schudder's appointment as an alderman; a letter from a state policeman in Sandy Point reporting local lawlessness; a letter from J.H. Robinson in Austin regarding the bond of B. Graham as state treasurer; and a letter from Goliad Judge Daniel D. Claiborne reporting that he is removing DeWitt County Sheriff Jack Helm from office.]
252. Correspondence, July 19-23, 1872
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Navarro County sheriff, Marion County treasurer and notary public, a position in the state treasurer's office, Dallas and Tarrant County inspectors of hides and animals, and a Paris city marshal. Records also include resignations from the Limestone County inspector of hides and animals and Corsicana Alderman Adolph Zadek, letters and petitions requesting elections for vacant offices; a letter from Raymond & Whitis in Austin regarding state bonds; a letter from R.W. Gray in Jefferson regarding a pension for her late husband; a letter from J.M. Swisher in Austin regarding a land survey; a letter from Huntsville District Attorney A.T. McKinney pertaining to the case of Outlaw vs Davidson et al.; and a letter from Fred Neustadt in New Orleans relating to a Louisiana man arrested in Marshall.]
253. Correspondence, July 24-31, 1872
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Limestone County notary public, Hood and Limestone County inspectors of hides and animals, a Bremond constable, an application to muster a frontier force from J.C. Whitaker in Brenham, recommendations for James H. Dyer as Hill County sheriff; Starr County registrar and board of appeals members, Manor postmaster, a Helena policeman, and a Parker County registrar. Records also include letters and petitions requesting elections for vacant offices; resignations from Hill County justices of the peace; a letter from U.S. Secretary of War W.W. Belknap asking for information regarding state congressional districts; a letter from W.P. Palley in Milam regarding rewards offered for Shelby Carter and John Renfro, wanted for murder; a letter from George F. Robie in Groesbeck asking upon what grounds he was removed as mayor; a letter from a Louisiana resident regarding settling in Texas; a letter from Jack County Surveyor E. Boon regarding state guns left in his care; a letter from David McMahan in Newton regarding removing a district clerk; a letter from Travis County Sheriff George B. Zimpelman asking for a reward to be offered for Nelson Johnson, wanted for killing the sheriff of Washington County; a letter from J.A. Mansur & Co. pertaining to the Brownsville Rancher; a letter from A. Howell in Loyal Valley regarding the arrest of Tom Faulkner for murder; letters from citizens regarding the state of public schools; a letter from Upshaw & Frost in Corsicana regarding a reward for the arrest of former Sheriff Nelms; a letter from Seymour A. Bounce from the Citizens Savings Bank in New York regarding a loan and bonds; a Lamar County court document regarding Paris alderman Willett Babcock; documents from the San Patricio County court asking to be unattached from Nueces County; and a Comanche petition asking for permission to carry weapons as their town is overwhelmed by lawlessness and violence.]
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2014/110-22 254. Correspondence, August 1-12, 1872
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Starr and Zapata County inspectors of hides and animals, mayor of Brenham, Hearne aldermen, Hill County district clerk, Paris city marshal, Panola County treasurer, Navarro County surveyor, a Texas deeds commissioner, Bremond postmaster, and a special registrar for Bonham; a letter from Edgar Emanuel in Cotton Gin asking for assistance in acquiring pay for his services as a special policeman; a letter from Whit J. Bonner, Jr., in Springfield regarding reporting people carrying weapons; a letter from J.J. Vardiman in Gaterville regarding a reward for George Wilson, charged with the murder of A. Haynes; a telegram from Charles Brandice in Hearne asking if Charles Matthews was appointed mayor; resignations from the Panola County treasurer, Rains County Justice of the Peace W.H. Stiewig, and a Chambers County registrar; letters from Wood County Sheriff J.T. Holbert regarding riots in his area; a letter from D.S. Ryan in Austin pertaining to paying warrants; a letter from Brazoria County Cattle and Hide Inspector Edward See reporting a business refusing to let him inspect their slaughterhouse; a vacancy notice for Goliad County justice of the peace; a letter from Gallatin Brown in Ft. Worth pertaining to immigration; a letter from A.B. Hall in Houston reporting a local judge refusing to accept his bond as Harris County sheriff; a letter from Elbert Kelly in Calvert reporting the Robertson County treasurer's refusal to pay special policemen; a letter from Uvalde Cattle and Hide Inspector John R. Kelso defending his character against a petition for his removal; letters from Wyndham Kemp and T.A. Menefee asking why Menefee's office of justice of the peace in Calvert was declared vacant; a letter from William R. Roland in Calvert regarding his removal as mayor; notices of death and vacancies in various municipal offices around the state; a letter from John C. Gibbons and Attorney Fred W. Miner asking for a requisition on the governor of Kentucky for William Y. Bagwell, wanted for murdering J.R. Robbins in Clarksville; correspondence with A. Somerville and others regarding Texas bonds; a letter from James T. Fleming in Clarksville regarding a local election; a letter from C.J. Stockbridge in Brenham regarding his possible reelection to the legislature; and correspondence regarding the conduct of McLennan County Sheriff W.H. Morris.]
255. Correspondence, August 13-18, 1872
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Brenham postmaster, Vienna exposition commissioners, Fort Bend County registrar, and Starr County inspector of hides and animals; letters and petitions requesting elections for vacant offices; a dissolution of partnership notice from Baker & Raymond in Austin; a letter from S.A. Hackworth in Brenham regarding conduct of local officials; a Galveston petition to retain William O. Cory as free school principal; a letter from Sherman printer A.L. Darnall pertaining to the Permanent School Fund; a letter from Jordan Clark & Co. in Boston, Massachusetts regarding Texas debts and vouchers; a letter from Thomas Ford in Hill County regarding the district clerk; letters from U.S. Brig. Gen. C.C. Augur in San Antonio regarding Jack Helm and using the state penitentiary as a military prison; an affidavit from P.T. Shuford in Quitman reporting that Wood County Sheriff John P. Williams refuses to collect the school tax; documents and correspondence regarding Harris County Sheriff A.B. Hall's removal from office; a letter from Robert B. Martin in Port Sullivan withdrawing his resignation as Milam County justice of the peace; resignations from Gonzales Mayor F. Reese and Llano County Justice of the Peace Adam Smith; and a letter from Attorney S.T. Newton in Tyler regarding the Wood County sheriff.]
256. Correspondence, August 19-25, 1872
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Marion County notary public; Austin, Fort Bend, and Parker County registrars; and a Grimes County board of appeals position. Records also include letters and petitions requesting elections for vacant offices; correspondence from A. Somerville and G. House in New York regarding Texas bonds and finance; letters from Red River County Sheriff J.L. Carroll and Jasper County Sheriff E.C. Carlton regarding school tax collection; a letter from I.M. Onins in Brenham reporting that Maj. Benjamin F. Parks was murdered; correspondence from John C. Moore and Joseph W. Talbot regarding the school tax not being collected in Bell County; a letter from Thomas E. Gilliam in Tellico regarding vouchers and back pay for his services as a teacher; a letter from H.M. Brown in Hempstead regarding compensation as state policemen; a letter from Ward, Dewey, & Co., lessees of the state penitentiary, regarding a sentence reduction for Charles Green; a Maverick petition reporting Indian and Mexican depredations and asking for a frontier protection force; resignations from Bastrop Mayor William Miller and Hillsboro Justice of the Peace R.R. Booth; a letter from L. Sawyer in Belton asking for advice on handling his special police force since his county treasurer will not pay them; a letter from freedman Wilson Taylor claiming he was wrongly arrested for killing Washington County Sheriff Thompson; a letter from William Caruthers in Atascosa County pertaining to certain land patent; and a letter from Crockett Judge L.W. Cooper regarding charges brought against the Houston County sheriff.]
257. Correspondence, August 26-31, 1872
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Grimes, Llano, Rains, and Rusk County registrars and board of appeals members; Hill County sheriff; state geologist; mayors of Brenham and Corsicana; Hempstead marshal; an Aransas County notary public and port warden; and Robertson and Washington County registrars; letters and petitions requesting elections for vacant offices; a letter from Manor Station teacher Hugh Ames regarding his not receiving pay; a letter from H.C. Burke in Wilson County protesting the behavior of Justice of the Peace W. Longworth; a letter from a Harrison County teacher regarding closing his local school due to poor health; a letter from state police captain Emil Kellner regarding freedman Nelson Taylor's arrest and warrants; a Fort Bend County petition asking for a reward to be offered for Clark Johnson for the murder of Richard Robinson; a letter from Castroville District Attorney Thomas M. Paschal reporting that Judge Thornton failed to hold court in the various counties in his district; a letter from two Montgomery women asking for pardons for their husbands as they are destitute; letters from A. Somerville and George P. Fitch of the Farmers' Loan and Trust Company in New York regarding Texas finance and bonds; a letter from W.Y.S. Keller in Elysian Fields regarding rewards for arresting parties carrying weapons; a letter from William Burnett regarding his resignation as Jackson County justice of the peace; letters from Lockhart Mayor C. Cowan and marshal Will F. Farris regarding unlawful carrying of weapons in their area; a letter from C. Anschick regarding Robertson County Justice of the Peace T.A. Menefee's certificate of qualification; and resignations from Montague County Justice of the Peace J.M. Grayson, Brenham Mayor F.A. Wilmans, Corsicana Mayor B. Taylor, and a Robertson County registrar.]
258. Correspondence, September 1-12, 1872
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Cass, Hamilton, and Robertson County registrars and board of appeals members; Live Oak County registrar; Burnet and Falls County notaries public; Brenham election judges; Columbus city marshal, mayor of Corsicana; and Jefferson County surveyor. Records also include letters and petitions requesting elections for vacant offices; letters from Lockhart Marshal Will F. Farris and J.W. Lanham in Sherman hoping to claim rewards for arresting parties for carrying weapons; a letter from J.J. Allison in Longview regarding charges against Upshur County Justice of the Peace W.H. Payne; a letter from U.S. Commissioner to the International Exposition at Vienna, Thomas B. Van Buren in New York City, requesting Texas textbooks for the exposition; a letter from Joseph P. Harris in Columbus charging James McDowell with bigamy; resignations from Hamilton, Harris, and Live Oak County registrars, Orange County Justice of the Peace William G. Ratcliff, and a Harris County inspector of hides and animals; a letter from San Antonio Mayor S.G. Newton regarding a proposed new state penitentiary; a letter from GLO Commissioner Jacob Kuechler regarding the Comet Manufacturing Company; letters from Galveston Mayor A. Somerville, William H. Sinclair in Galveston, and R.G. Rolston in New York City regarding state bonds and news coverage about state credit; a letter from N. Gussett in Corpus Christi relating to the murders of Mr. Murduck and Mr. Hatch in Nueces County; a telegram from telegraph company manager D.S. Ryan regarding the state's outstanding telegraph fees; letters from Dennis Moody in Gonzales and William Haden in Corpus Christi reporting local lawlessness; a letter from a Baxter Springs, Kansas, city marshal asking if a reward has been offered for George and William Carver; a letter from W.C.A. Thielepape in San Antonio regarding a visit to Gov. Davis; a telegram from Gov. Davis to Brig. Gen. C.C. Augur regarding military positions and escort; a letter from Felix H.M. Lemore in McDade asking about calling on frontier service volunteers; a letter from the Navasota mayor stating that the town should be excluded from the general election proclamation; a letter from Grimes County teacher D.A. Bland regarding teachers not receiving pay; and correspondence regarding Sherman Marshal J.W. Lanham confiscating weapons carried unlawfully.]
259. Correspondence, September 13-23, 1872
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Clarksville, Hearne, and Henderson election judges; Fannin and Newton County notaries public; Cass County surveyor; a Hood County inspector of hides and animals; Fairfield board of appeals members; an assessor and collector of internal revenue; a Wilson County registrar; Oakville sheriff's deputies; and a petition from Sherman County African Americans supporting J.Q.A. Carter as mayor of Denison. Records also include letters and petitions requesting elections for vacant offices; a letter from J.L. Langston in Lime Flat regarding the Nacogdoches County district clerk; a letter from J.G. Kimball in Washington, D.C., regarding Texas claims; a letter from W.M. Kirkpatrick in Jackson, Mississippi, asking if a reward has been offered for "Renfro"; a resignation from Fannin County Justice of the Peace D.A. Abercrombie; a letter from S.R. Whitley in Henderson reporting that an election has been ordered for the local sheriff but no vacancy exists; a letter from H.L. Slayton in Corsicana regarding freedmen not being paid for their services as state policemen; a letter from Superintendent of Public Instruction Jacob Carl DeGress regarding the school in La Grange; a letter from Hill County Sheriff H.P. Harris reporting the local court house burning down; a letter from C.M. Winkler in Corsicana reporting that the Navarro County registration books have been lost; a letter from William H. Sinclair in Galveston regarding state bonds; a letter from C.C. Binkley in Sherman regarding B.F. Tarkington's claims against Montague County for his services as assessor; a letter from U.S. Secretary of State Charles Hale regarding Jacob Carl DeGress and a petition for removing Mr. Schuchardt, U.S. commercial agent at Piedras Negras, Mexico; and a Navarro County petition calling for the removal of the Corsicana mayor and aldermen.]
260. Correspondence, September 24-30, 1872
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Corsicana, Dallas, and Marshall election judges; Austin postmaster; a Freestone County registrar and board of appeals members; mayor of Brenham; state police positions; a Grayson County notary public and board of appeals position; a Harris County inspector of hides and animals; a Vienna exposition commissioner position; and Beeville municipal officers. Records also include letters and petitions requesting elections for vacant offices; a letter from penitentiary lessees Ward, Dewey, & Co. regarding their power of attorney; a letter from W.M. Waddell in Crockett relating to the capture of John Wesley Hardin by Cherokee County Sheriff R.B. Reagan; a letter from J.W. Lanham in Sherman regarding rewards for arresting parties carrying deadly weapons; correspondence regarding A.M. Gregory in Titus County being fined for carrying a pistol; a resignation from Hill County Justice of the Peace E.K.P. Osborne; a letter from William A. Venable in Liberty hoping to receive pay for his services as a state policeman; a letter from Panola County District Clerk H. Pollard asking for a requisition on the governor of Louisiana for Rolla S. Chambliss; a letter from Haywood Brohan in La Vernia reporting that people who previously fled Indian depredations are now being denied voter registration in Wilson County; a letter from W.T.S. Keller in Elsian Fields regarding rewards for information leading to the arrest of fugitives; a letter from J.G. Kimball in Washington, D.C., relating to taxes levied during the war; a letter from John S. Coffey in Sulphur Springs regarding his dismissal as special police lieutenant; a telegram from telegraph company manager D.S. Ryan regarding the state's outstanding telegraph fees; a bill from the Nueces Valley newspaper to Secretary of State James P. Newcomb for printing proclamations; and a French language letter from a Paris, France, investor regarding Memphis, El Paso, and Pacific Railroad bonds.]
261. Correspondence, October 1-8, 1872
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a commissioner of Texas deeds; Lamar, Llano, Nueces, and Webb County registrars and board of appeals members; a Limestone County district clerk and registrar; a Jack County inspector of hides and animals; a Calvert municipal election judge; a Gillespie County registrar; Robertson County assessor and collector; a Travis County board of registration position; a Sabine County school inspector; and an application for a frontier military protection company position. Records also include letters and petitions requesting elections for vacant offices and inquiring about elections scheduled for offices that are not considered vacant; a letter from L.W. Cooper in Polk County regarding Native Americans dissatisfaction with new government agent A.J. Harrison and their desire to retain R. Rowe; resignations from Collin County Justice of the Peace J.S. Helms and a Pecos County district clerk and registrar; a letter from Lewis G. Brown in Cincinnati, Ohio, asking for adjutant general statistics; a letter from Williamson County Sheriff J.L. Peay asking if a reward is still offered for Wilks Owen, wanted for murder in Ellis County; a letter from John E. George regarding incorporating the town of Willis in Montgomery County; a letter from Brig. Gen. C.C. Augur in San Antonio regarding using U.S. troops to contain election riots ("I should feel authorized to use U.S. troops to assist the civil authorities in preserving peace and preventing destruction"); a letter from John D. Jones in Claremont, Illinois, asking if a reward has been offered for W.D. Taylor; a letter from Brenham Attorney W.H. Bassett regarding inept officials and local taxes being misused; affidavits from J. Elliott Condict and Isaac D. Weed regarding bonds in the Citizens Savings Bank and Bower National Bank of New York; a letter from George P. Fitch from the Farmers' Loan and Trust Company in New York City regarding Texas bonds; a letter from C.C. Granger protesting Lamar County's district judge being changed to A.G. Stobaugh; a letter from D.M. Hocker in Paris, Texas, protesting a petition to remove School Supervisor A.G. Stobaugh; a letter from P.H. Bassett in Brenham regarding school tax collection; and a letter from W.H. Parsons in New York City regarding centennial celebration commissioners.]
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2014/110-23 262. Correspondence, October 8-10, 1872
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Brenham registrar, a Bell County board of appeals position, a special judge for Corpus Christi, and an application from J.Q.A. Carter for a state police captaincy; resignations from the registrars of Guadalupe and Limestone Counties and Brenham; a letter from Samuel Jordan in Mt. Pleasant regarding local race relations; a letter from J.Q.A. Carter in Red River City regarding lawlessness in his area; a letter from Thomas McCormick in Austin regarding organizing military posts for frontier protection; a letter from W.B. Brack in Sherman relating to a pardon for Isaac Sutherland; a letter from Hamilton Fish in Washington, D.C., saying he will consider Gov. Davis' request for a copy of the testimony before the Rio Grande Commission relating to frontier conditions when it is transmitted to the State Department; a letter from R.D. Kinney in Belton regarding Bell County voter registration; a letter from A.A. Marshall in Athens, Texas, regarding a board of appeals election for Henderson County; a letter from H.L. Ray in Dallas asking for a requisition on the governor of Kentucky for John Woodrum, indicted for theft; a letter from J.H. Hicklin in Uvalde reporting Indian depredations and lawlessness and asking for frontier protection; a letter from W.B. Ford regarding the Marlin registrar position; and a letter from J.J. Faulk in Athens, Texas, regarding voter registration and J.H. Skinner refusing his commission as registrar.]
263. Correspondence, October 11-18, 1872
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Jefferson and Washington County registrars, Thomas C. Lipscomb as special magistrate for Grayson County, a state penitentiary inspector, Columbus city marshal, and Panola County registrar and aldermen; a telegram from Brenham leaders nominating a registrar to replace C.J. Stockbridge, who they allege is unfit; a letter from H. Timon in San Patricio reporting that his office of sheriff is declared vacant by the Election Proclamation; a letter from J.F. Martin in San Antonio regarding public schools; a letter from W.H. Smith in Pleasanton inquiring about the political status of Thomas M. Paschal; resignations from a Jefferson County registrar, Bowie County Justice of the Peace James Hubbard, Bandera County Justice of the Peace M.C. Click, and a Corsicana alderman; a letter from T.C. Barden and William Billings in Victoria regarding judge appointments; a German language letter (with a translation) from Dorette Miller trying to locate the family of Carl Decker, who landed in Galveston in 1848 or 1849; a letter from State Policeman W.H. Morton in Sulphur Springs asking for a reward to be offered for the arrest of Frank Blevins for murdering freedman Isaac Stinner; a letter from J.H. Zivley in Austin regarding state bonds; a letter from Samuel C. Reid in New Orleans inquiring about Marion County Notary Public Charles Haugher; a letter from John C. Holland trying to locate his brother Joseph, who he believe died in Texas; a letter from Kaufman County Sheriff R.B. Shaw regarding a man in his custody; a letter from W.A. Reeves in Gilmer regarding a power of attorney document; letters from B. Timmons and Robert Zapp in La Grange asking about election and registration; a letter from Francis W. White in Memphis, Tennessee, asking about the whereabouts of David Harry Jones, who moved to the U.S. from England; a letter from Wood County Sheriff J.T. Holbert reporting Indian depredations; a letter from B.A. Rogers in Austin regarding questions for the state penitentiary lessees from the National Prison Association of the United States; a telegram to F.L. Britton in Navasota from Gov. Davis regarding the Madison County registrar position; and a letter from Centerville Registrar A. West regarding special police for election days.]
264. Correspondence, October 19-31, 1872
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Grayson County notary public, Grayson County inspector of hides and animals, Bell County municipal election judges, a state police position, and Bandera County board of appeals members; a letter from Van Zandt County Sheriff D.L. Riley enclosing names of parties indicted for the murder of D. Page; a letter from Attorney Everett Lewis in Gonzales pertaining to the arrest of Pascal Pejo; a letter from G.W. DeWitt in Paris, Texas, calling for the removal of Lamar County Registrar Henry Moore; a letter from a Nashville detecting asking if a reward has been offered for John Elliott, charged with murder in McLennan County; a letter from F.P. Wood in Hillsboro asking for an election for Hill County justice of the peace; a letter from A.M. Wigginton in Goliad regarding a local election; a letter from Frederick A. Boutelle in New York asking about the Southern Pacific Railroad; resignations from Austin County Sheriff William Green, a Pecos County justice of the peace, and a Travis County notary public; a letter from H.T. De Wolf, in Harrisburg, Texas, asking about voting and registration; a letter from State Policeman Dan Taylor in Navasota asking for back pay for his services; a letter from Galveston School Board President William H. Griffin regarding a teacher complaining of sexual harassment; a letter from Spofford Bros & Co. in New York City pertaining to their inability to dispose of state bonds; a letter from J.Q.A. Carter in Red River City regarding transporting a prisoner; a letter from J.H. Fowler in Paris, Texas protesting a petition in favor of a convict; a telegram from Liberty County Treasurer J.O. Shelby asking for input about citizens who refuse to pay taxes; a letter from Gonzales County Treasurer W.J. Steubing, inquiring about school tax collection; a letter from Gonzales Attorneys Fly & Davidson, regarding a reward for a convict; a letter from U.S. Supervisor of Registration and Election R.C. Houston in Wilson County reporting that District Clerk W. Longworth is interfering with the board of appeals and revisions; a Lamar County teachers petition regarding changes in their district; a letter to Rusk County Judge A.D. Tinsley from Secretary of State James P. Newcomb asking if the municipal judge nominees for Henderson are suitable; copies of letters from Galveston Mayor Sidney Scudder to a teacher regarding a new school; and a telegram from a telegraph operator to F.L. Britton regarding mail from Beaumont.]
265. Correspondence, November 1-9, 1872
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a 26th district judgeship, a Travis County justice of the peace, and Tyler County officers; resignations from Galveston District Attorney C. Olfson and Liberty County Sheriff H.H. Deever; a letter from Gibson Bros Printers in Washington, D.C., regarding a "Stock Raising in Texas and the Territories" pamphlet; a letter from J.M. Main at Brazos de Santiago regarding a quarantine; a letter from attorneys in Portland, Oregon, inquiring about the character of Houston Attorney John H. Manly; correspondence and clippings regarding the "Indian Delegation to Washington"; letters from T.D. Hardin and Dallas District Attorney H.L. Ray regarding violence in Johnson County and the "terrible state of affairs in Erath and Comanche Counties"; a letter from T.A. Walker from the Office of Indian Affairs in Washington, D.C., regarding Indian Agent L. Tatum and two boys that were taken by Native Americans; a letter from George Monteith in Austin regarding school desks purchased by Jacob Carl DeGress; a letter from James Bland in Paris, Texas, regarding arresting parties carrying deadly weapons; a letter from James R. Frost in Whitesboro asking for permission to carry weapons since he is a schoolteacher in a violent area; and a letter from Judge T.H. Duval in Austin regarding election fraud.]
266. Correspondence, November 10-15, 1872
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Walker County notary public; a state penitentiary inspector position; Austin County sheriff; Wilson County inspector of hides and animals; 4th educational district supervisor; and detective nominations from Adolph Zadeck, Sr., in Corsicana. Records also include a letter from E. Schotz in Waxahachie regarding a pardon application for his son Sidney Ludlow; a letter from John Ryan in San Patricio reporting Sheriff-elect Hugh Timon's disorderly conduct and asking for state police reinforcement; a letter from A. Howell in Loyal Valley pertaining to Tom Faulkner's arrest; a letter from Wood County Sheriff E.T. Nolbert relating to his office; election returns from Austin and from Polk County Registrar Albion Drew; letters from M.O. Boyle and Registrar Hugh Rea reporting election fraud in Refugio County; a letter from H.L. South in Cleburne introducing E.B. Campbell; a letter from State Treasurer B. Graham regarding the Farmers' Loan and Trust Company; a letter regarding Bosque County election fraud; a letter from McKinney Attorney R.O. Barrett regarding the case of Kansas v. Charles Miller and a requisition on Gov. Davis; a letter from Jasper County Justice of the Peace Thomas Gilbreath reporting a sheriff vacancy in his area; a letter from Comanche County Treasurer J.G. Hardin reporting election fraud and inconsistencies; a letter from Robert Avery regarding the Houston and Great Northern Railroad Company; a letter from Samuel T. Carter in Bonham regarding a local election; a letter from R.S. Van Wey in Clarksville regarding election results; a letter from James Bland in Paris, Texas, relating to rewards offered for persons carrying deadly weapons; a letter from Ned Butler in Calvert asking for municipal election results to be set aside; and a letter from S.D. Grees in Meridian regarding committing someone to an asylum.]
267. Correspondence, November 16-17, 1872
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Grayson County sheriff and a U.S. marshal position; a letter from Victoria Registrar W.J. Neely regarding pay for extra services performed during an election; a letter from Frank D. Puett in San Antonio regarding the Maverick County district clerk position; a letter from H.P. Gove in Matagorda regarding election returns; a letter from Daniel Lincecum in Burton regarding his cotton being seized; and letters from John Salmer and E.W. Whitten regarding the state of Erath and Comanche Counties ("Mob law is now and has been rampant in this county for the last two or three weeks. Men innocent of any crime have been arrested in the dead hour of the night by armed parties and without any investigation, shot, and hung indiscriminately"). Records also include letters reporting election fraud and voter intimidation from Marshall Municipal Election Judge E. Schwartz, Robert Holbein at Port Aransas, Hearne Mayor Charles Matthews, and A. Schuetz in Austin.]
268. Correspondence, November 18-22, 1872
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Victoria County public weigher, Tarrant County notary public, sheriffs for Anderson and Austin Counties, Jack County justice of the peace, mayor of Tyler, and Goliad County district clerk; letters reporting election fraud and voter intimidation from Corsicana City Marshal E.M. Hutch, W. Longworth in Wilson County, Travis County Registrar W.C. Carroll, and Smith County Registrar R.G. Twyman; a letter from John E. Martin in Canton regarding charges against Judge John G. Scott; a Brazos County petition for William Landrum to receive pay for medical attendance on African Americans; a letter from William H. Baker in Lockhart regarding his removal from the state police; an agreement between Gov. Davis and Williams & Guoin in New York City regarding frontier bonds; a German language letter (with an English translation) from A. Krieger in Fredericksburg regarding tax assessments; a letter from W.S. South in Johnson County regarding election results; resignations from Anderson County Sheriff G.D. Kelley, an Aransas County registrar, and Jack County Justice of the Peace H. Horton; letters asking for commissions to be sent to election winners; a meeting request from E. Higby in Austin; a Spanish language letter from Fernando Uribe in Ygnacio regarding school taxes and elections; and correspondence with U.S. Indian Agent Laurie Tatum and others regarding recovering Henry M. Smith's kidnapped son Clinton and another boy from Native Americans.]
269. Correspondence, November 23-30, 1872
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Bell, Grayson, Harrison, and Travis Counties notaries public; a Vienna exhibition commissioner; a state penitentiary inspector; Limestone County district clerk; assistant superintendent of education; Galveston school board treasurer; and Fayette County treasurer. Records also include letters reporting election fraud and voter intimidation from J.R. Burns in La Grange, Robert K. Smith in Galveston, L.W. Williams in Grayson County, and an Eagle Pass resident; letters asking for commissions to be sent to election winners; a letter from R.S. Van Wey in Clarksville relating to a local election; a letter from Thomas Williams in Lockhart asking if he was appointed state police captain; a letter from W.J. Neely in Victoria pertaining to payment for registrars; resignations from Public School Inspector Emmett Jones in Bryan and from State Penitentiary Inspector and Financial Agent Edward Randle due to his Senate campaign; a letter from Polk County election judges asking about the legality of their local election; a letter from Yoe & Brown in San Marcos regarding a fine for Stephen Brady; correspondence from Limestone County Presiding Justice M.A. Tucker regarding the removal of Peyton Parker as sheriff and A.F. Garner as treasurer; correspondence regarding the resignations of W.H. Griffin and Nathan Patten as president and treasurer of the Galveston board of school directors; and a letter from U.S. Marshal C.A. Newcomb in St. Louis, Missouri, pertaining to Satanta and Big Tree and their return to Texas.]
270. Correspondence, December 1-8, 1872
[Records include applications and nominations for McLennan and Travis Counties notaries public; a copy of a letter from J. Lancaster accepting the state librarianship and protesting the state of said library; an application for pardon and restoration of citizenship from Jesse Hall in the state penitentiary; resignations from a Travis County notary public, a Jack County registrar, and Live Oak Justice of the Peace W.B. Jackson; a letter from B.H. Epperson in Austin regarding the sentence of a freedman convicted of murder; a Hood County decree ordering an election for justice of the peace; letters regarding local elections from B.J. Pridgen in De Witt County and Samuel M. Jarvis in Austin; letters and petitions to have local vacancies filled for Brenham mayor and Atascosa County justice of the peace; a letter from James W. Drury in Oakville regarding the Live Oak County sheriff; a letter from Greenleaf Fisk in Brownwood pertaining to the clerk of his county; correspondence from Superintendent of Public Instruction J.C. De Gress regarding teacher pay and vouchers; and correspondence regarding issuing land certificates to the Houston and Great Northern Railroad.]
271. Correspondence, December 9-19, 1872
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Harris and Walker County notaries public, Comanche and McLennan County sheriffs, and a Mt. Pleasant petition for Judge McAdoo for the Supreme Court; a letter from Bastrop County Sheriff J.N. Baker regarding opposition to him and school tax collection; a letter from Walker County Registrar F.J. Cooper apologizing for local election issues; a letter from B.A. Rogers in Austin relating to an international prison congress report; a letter from a Hood County clerk regarding J.B. Sears' removal as justice of the peace; resignations from a Bandera County registrar and Houston Justice of the Peace John C. Buckley; letters from U.S. District Attorney D.J. Baldwin in Galveston regarding Thomas M. Simpson intimidating Liberty voters, Newton County complaints, and a U.S. grand jury; a letter from Huntsville penitentiary lessee A.J. Ward regarding an annual report; a letter from Attorneys Miller and Dowell in Austin regarding W.W. Black and a reward offered for P.G. Taylor; correspondence regarding both L.W. Williams and J.D. Woods claiming the office of Sherman mayor; a letter from the Sherman board of alderman stating there was no election fraud in their area; a letter from William Nelson regarding the Houston and Great Northern Railroad Company; a letter from Adjutant General F.L. Britton in Comanche County reporting violence and lawlessness and asking for assistance; a letter from A.M. Bryant regarding change of marshalship in the western district; a letter from Red River County Sheriff J.S. Carroll regarding an execution; a Round Top petition reporting that they elected a different mayor than the one that received a commission; a letter from Robert Zapp in Round Top regarding the local municipal election; a letter from Jesse Stancel in Galveston asking for a copy of the state penitentiary lease; a letter from T.G. Davidson in La Grange relating to several current court cases; a letter from William H. Barnes in Kaufman asking for his county surveyor certificate of election; a meeting request from Austin Attorney A.W. Terrell; a letter from Nueces County Justice of the Peace R. Schubert regarding people carrying firearms in his area; a letter from H.A. McArdle in Independence regarding Gov. Davis' photograph; a letter from Farmers' Land and Trust Company President R.E. Rolston relating to bonds; and a Bastrop County document regarding N.A. Morris and W.C. Baker arresting Dan Reno for theft.]
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2014/110-24 272. Correspondence, December 20-31, 1872
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Harris County notary public, mayor of Palo Pinto, an unspecified district attorney position, McLennan County sheriff, east Texas marshal, state police captain, Freestone County justice of the peace, Indianola customs collector, and a general job application from B.F. Harris in Waco. Records also include correspondence regarding Texas bonds; a letter from Gov. Davis to GLO Commissioner Jacob Kuechler regarding International-Great Northern Railroad Company President Galusha A. Grow; a letter from E.C. Wines of the National Prison Association in New York regarding the proceedings of meeting in London for a proposed "International Congress on the Prevention and Repression of Crime, including Penal and Reformatory Treatment"; a letter from Josefa Treviño de Garza in Laredo relating to a suit against her by Cristobal Benavides; a letter from Austin District Attorney B. Trigg regarding charges against G.W. Honey for embezzlement; a letter from W.G. Blanchett in Round Top to H.C. Spencer regarding being fined for carrying firearms; an El Paso County petition regarding their election results being rejected; a letter from W. Longworth in Floresville regarding the Wilson County election being declared void; a letter from William R. Fayle in Houston regarding a church conference and Rev. G.W. Honey's character; a letter from Houston and Great Northern Railroad Company Secretary Robert Avery regarding an inspection; a letter from H.C. Spencer in Independence regarding carrying weapons; a letter from John L. Lovejoy in Denton regarding local election results; a report from superintendent of the Bureau of Immigration Mr. Parsons in Houston regarding northern states; a letter from H.S. Ray in Dallas to Raymond and Whitis in Austin regarding the case of Joe Williams and Eli Smith; a letter from Eli W. Schriver in Ohio regarding pensions for soldiers in the Mexican-American War; a notice of death for the Freestone County justice of the peace; a letter from James E. Slaughter in New Orleans regarding a bill he wants to propose to the legislature; a letter from J.W. Oliver in Waco regarding the sheriff position in McLennan County; a letter from Elias McMillan in Cincinnati, Ohio, inquiring about pensions for veterans of the Mexican-American War; a letter from John T. Flint in Waco regarding a report from Col. C.D. Anderson; a resignation from McLennan County Sheriff W.H. Morris; a letter from Lancelot Abbotts in Warwick, England, accepting a commissioner of immigration position; a letter from Hamilton Fish in Washington, D.C., regarding Comandante Valdes aiding Union refugees at the mouth of the Rio Grande; a letter from Salado Mayor J.H. Barbee regarding newly elected officials; a letter from A.W. Terrell in Austin regarding the State of Texas v. Frank Leland; a letter from James C. Barnard in Galveston regarding the local school board; a letter from International-Great Northern Railroad Company President Galusha A. Grow requesting that turnouts of railroad be inspected; and a letter from George F. Fitch from the Farmers' Loan and Trust Company in New York regarding Texas finance.]
273. Correspondence, January 1-10, 1873
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a surveyor for Cameron and Hidalgo Counties; special postal agent; notary public of Washington County; Lampasas postmaster, sheriffs for Aransas, Brown, and Newton Counties; commissioner of deeds; Medina County district clerk; and a Sabine Pass health officer. Records also include a supreme court budget estimate for 1873 from Comptroller of Public Accounts A. Bledsoe; a letter from G.A. Kelley in Marion County asking to have a commissioner appointed to value machinery; a resignation from Brown County Sheriff James H. Counts; a Nueces Valley newspaper bill from E.H. Wheeler in Corpus Christi; monthly state penitentiary reports for November and December 1872 by Inspector A.G. Malloy; a letter from 27th District Judge J.P. Richardson applying for a leave of absence from the state; a letter from W.R. Chase in McLennan County regarding the case of the State of Texas v. Williamson Harris and Gov. Pease; a letter from State Treasurer B. Graham reporting outstanding treasury warrants; a letter from Thomas J. Durant in Washington, D.C., regarding the case of the State of Texas v. The United States; a letter from New York Police Captain L.H. McNelly regarding his search for Gen. Davidson; a telegram from W.H. Andrews in McKinney regarding building schools; a letter from R.W. Davis in Goliad asking for an election to fill local vacancies; a letter from Paris District Attorney R. Peterson regarding indictments; a telegram regarding Sheriff R.A. Upton's absence from Aransas County; a letter from International Railroad Company chief engineer Charles E. Noble in Robert County reporting a section of completed railroad; a resignation from Bremond Marshal E.H. Bates; a printed form from Comptroller of Public Accounts A. Bledsoe that grants businesses permission to operate after paying the "State Occupation and Frontier Defense Bond tax"; a statement of facts from Travis County Justice of the Peace James W. Smith in Austin regarding the case of the State of Texas v. Virgil Connor; a letter from former Hearne Mayor Charles Matthews regarding Capt. McNelly's visit to investigate election troubles; letters from Samuel T. Carter in Bonham and Ervin F. Brown in McKinney regarding Judge Binckley's resignation; a letter from Charles Soward in Weatherford asking for an election to be ordered for Heard County justice of the peace; a letter from San Jacinto County District Clerk John Ellis reporting that his commission was sent to the wrong person; letters from Rusk County Justice of the Peace F.H. Garrison and El Paso County District Clerk G.W. Wahl asking why they have not received their commissions; a letter from James K. Blair in Bonham enclosing indictments and asking for a requisition on the governor of Kansas for Robert Caldwell, D.R. Caldwell, and George A. Caldwell for murder; a letter from J. Lancaster regarding state librarianship; and a letter from International-Great Northern Railroad Company President Galusha A. Grow regarding railroad inspection.]
274. Correspondence, January 11-19, 1873
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including state penitentiary director and inspector, a Harris County notary public, European immigration agent, Galveston collector of internal revenue, and a state police appointment; a Jefferson petition urging Gov. Davis not to appoint James H. Rogers to the Supreme Court; a letter from International-Great Northern Railroad Company President Galusha A. Grow regarding Texas bonds; a letter from J.S. Stone in Granbury reporting that the Hood County sheriff stole county and school funds; a letter from Otis M. Keesey in Fort Davis regarding the organization of Presidio County; a telegram from S.T. Stewart in Camargo, Mexico, regarding election results; a resignation from J.D. McAdoo as Supreme Court justice; a letter from John E. George regarding the case of Elijah Young; a letter from William Keese in Chappell Hill asking for an election for local municipal officers; a letter from Edmund Brown in Marshall regarding local political tension; a letter from Hancock & West regarding the case of John Cameron; a letter from librarian J.P. Lancaster in Austin defending his character against Mr. Newcomb's allegations; Denison petitions in which local freedmen ask for the town to be incorporated and for John Q.A. Carter to be mayor; a letter from W.B. Pace in Lampasas regarding local lawlessness; an affidavit from A.F. Garner regarding his removal as Limestone County treasurer by Judge J.W. Oliver; a letter from Attorney F.E. MacManus in Brownsville regarding telegraph costs; a Hill County teachers petition reporting that they are not being paid and that their sheriff is not collecting the school tax; and a printed circular regarding relating to the school tax enacted on April 24th, 1871, and a supplement to "An Act to Adopt and Establish a Penal Code for the State of Texas."]
275. Correspondence, January 20-31, 1873
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including notaries public for DeWitt, Galveston, Harris, and Travis Counties; a Vienna exhibition commissioner; a state penitentiary inspector; judgeship in a new district; state police appointments; a Hempstead machinery inspector; Cleburne postmaster; Indianola customs inspector; a Rockport customs collector; 28th district judgeship; Tyler mayor and aldermen; persons to establish the capital in Houston; petitions supporting J.D. McAdoo for Supreme Court judgeship; and a state portrait artist. Records also include a state penitentiary report from Inspector A.G. Malloy; a letter from San Jose, California, Sheriff J.H. Adams regarding the whereabouts of a Mexican outlaw; a document from the Farmers' Loan and Trust Company in New York City regarding Texas bonds; a letter from G.W. Mahaffey reporting a courthouse altercation he observed while visiting Quitman from Mississippi; a letter from F.P. Wood in Corsicana regarding an upcoming election for justices of the peace; resignations from a Brazoria County registrar, the Brazoria County surveyor, and a Montague County justice of the peace; a letter from James Burke in Jefferson regarding public schools; a letter from Mr. Prendergast in Austin regarding his commission as Limestone County sheriff; a letter from H.L. Ray in Austin relating to the cases of John Zallikoffer and L. Richie; a letter from a Philadelphia resident asking for an impression of the state seal; correspondence regarding Polk County officers being ineligible to take office; a letter from Lockwood Birdsale in Karnes County asking for a remission of a fine he received as a state policeman; a letter from Limestone County Sheriff Peyton Parker asking why his commission is being withheld; a letter from James D. Campbell in Helena regarding gambling fines; a letter from M.O. Boyle in Refugio asking for a recommendation to President Grant; a letter from Robertson County aldermen announcing J.M. Joiner's election as mayor of Bremond; a letter from House Representative S. Powers regarding a comptroller's report; a letter from James Burke in Jefferson regarding public schools; and a letter from John H. Lippard in St. Louis, Missouri regarding publishing.]
276. Correspondence, February 1-10, 1873
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including notaries public for Fort Bend, Henderson, and Limestone Counties; a 33rd district judgeship; Wilson County hide inspector; Grayson County surveyor; and Jacksboro justice of the peace. Records also include a letter from State Police Captain Thomas Williams in Austin regarding back pay; a letter from John D. Burgess in Presidio County asking for protection from Mexican depredations; a letter from Senator Henry Rawson regarding notary public nominees for Harrison County; a letter from N.O. Green in San Antonio regarding insurance companies in his district; a letter from Comptroller of Currency John Jay Knox from the U.S. Treasury Department asking about state banking laws; a letter from Justice of the Peace S.A. Hackworth regarding the 29th district judgeship; a letter from penitentiary lessee A.J. Ward in Huntsville protesting A. Parker's pardon; a letter from U.S. Department of Agriculture Commissioner Frederick Watts regarding botanical seeds; a letter from J.P. Blessing in Houston asking for his notary public commission; a notice of vacancies for 2nd and 5th precincts justices of the peace; a letter from H.L. Ray in Dallas regarding a pardon petition; a letter from Benjamin S. Wilson in Huntsville regarding compensation for forces boarding at hotels; a letter from Wash Taylor in Marlin regarding financial troubles; a letter from 26th District Judge Everett regarding Mason County absorbing Menard County; a letter from superintendent of public instruction Jacob Carl DeGress regarding Adolph Zadeck and school matters; government correspondence regarding Texas debt; and a letter from a Kaufman resident regarding charges against 10th District Judge John G. Scott.]
277. Correspondence, February 11-17, 1873
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including notaries public for Freestone, Grayson, Lavaca, and Titus Counties; mayor and marshal of Denison; Travis County surveyor; Jack County justice of the peace; a 33rd district judgeship; a customs house position; and a supreme court judgeship. Records also include a letter from the Masonic Hall in Personville regarding a local woman in need; a Dallas petition asking for a frontier protection company due to horse thieves and other criminals; a letter from Lewis H. Shelton in Alum Creek regarding a mineral sample; a letter from W.H. Johnson protesting a bill relating to the Marin County courthouse; a letter from Denison residents inquiring about a charter for their town; a resignation from Hamilton County Justice of the Peace P.H. Adamson; a letter from William H. Laurence in Fort Worth regarding a starting a Republican paper; a letter from Edward Harris in Denison regarding a fine imposed on him for carrying a pistol; a letter from John Loader in Eagle Lake regarding state finances; a letter from Attorney James Masterson in Houston regarding police court matters; a letter from L. Vance in Philadelphia hoping to settle in Texas with 150 families but not wanting to "stir up the old ranchor of the late war"; letters from Dallas and Galveston District Attorneys John T. Ault and Walter Grisham regarding the insurance business; a letter from Navasota Mayor Allen D. Harn regarding the town charter; a letter from Galveston Customs Collector Nathan Patten regarding protection of sick, indigent, or destitute immigrants; a letter from a Philadelphia resident asking for an impression of the state seal; and a letter from A.G. Stobaugh in Honey Grove regarding a Supreme Court case.]
278. Correspondence, February 18-22, 1873
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including notaries public for DeWitt, Guadalupe, and Tarrant Counties; a Live Oak County surveyor; a commissioner of deeds; a 33rd district judgeship; and a geologist and chemist. Records also include a letter from B.F. Boydstun regarding the new county of Rockwall; a court document from Red River County regarding Sheriff John S. Carroll's books, papers, accounts, and vouchers; a letter from Houston Justice of the Peace John W. McDonald regarding property assessment and mortgages; a letter from Senator Webster Flanagan regarding Senate matters; a letter from Marshall and Herndon in San Antonio listing certificates for business operations; a letter from John Simmons in Hockley complaining of a railroad scam and asking for advice; an insurance company report from 27th District Attorney B. Trigg; a letter from B. Trigg in Austin regarding a man awaiting trial in Hays; a letter from M.A. Belcher to Jacob Carl DeGress asking for a copy of his sheriff's commission as he is having difficulty collecting taxes without it; a letter from John Shearn regarding upcoming festivities in Galveston; a letter from George Clark in Waco regarding a fine imposed upon N.W. Harris despite a full pardon; a report from District Attorney N.O. Green in San Antonio regarding insurance companies; a letter from George S. Baldwin in Houston asking for aid in building an African American church; a document from Thomas P. McManus in New Orleans regarding a murder near Eagle Pass; and a letter from J.L. Snedeker in Missouri regarding insurance companies.]
279. Correspondence, February 24-29, 1873
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including notaries public for Titus and Travis Counties, a Waco district judgeship, a Liberty County justice of the peace, Clarksville postmaster, mayor of Marlin, a state portrait artist, and a Limestone County petition to appoint Merrick Trammel to the state police. Records also include a letter from U.S. Senator J.L. Alcorn regarding a Mississippi speech; a report by Jacob Carl DeGress of Victoria County Treasurer William Billings' activities; a letter from Jackson S. Franklin in Colfax regarding a local cattle and hide inspector appointment; a letter from Secretary of the Navy George M. Robeson in Washington, D.C., asking for a list of Texas congressional districts and counties; a letter from Jesse Stancel in Galveston asking for a copy of the state penitentiary lease; a letter from B.A. Strange in Navasota regarding municipal appointments; a letter from John T. Schrock in Davilla regarding George G. McKnight attempting to assassinate his father and asking for assistance; proceedings of a Granbury bar meeting; a letter from T.J. Chambers in Liberty asking for a recommendation to Internal Revenue Collector William H. Sinclair; a letter from A.J. Fowler in Denton regarding the Panhandle being divided into counties; a letter from Calvert C. Anschicks regarding confusion over a local election; a report from Waco District Attorney Charles B. Pearre of insurance companies in his area; a letter from William E. Miller in Iowa introducing a friend; a letter from State Policeman J.T. Holbert in Quitman relating to Sheriff John Williams' conduct; a letter from surveyor H.B. Tarver in Brownwood defending his character against Judge Fisk's accusations; and a letter from Albert Turpe in Eagle Pass regarding gambling.]
280. Correspondence, March 1-6, 1873
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including notaries public for Collin, Ellis, Freestone, Grimes, Leon, and Washington Counties; an 8th and a 33rd district judgeship; and J.D. McAdoo for the Supreme Court. Records also include a letter from Senator E.B. Dwyer regarding the road poll tax in Grimes County; a letter from A.J. Hood and the Weatherford bar asking Judge Charles Soward to resign; a letter from R.D. Johnson in Galveston hoping for an election for a justice of the peace; a letter from Hempstead. R. Spence regarding a property appraisal; a letter from H.J. Thompson in Jacksboro to J.L. Lovejoy regarding Charles Soward being asked to resign as judge; a letter from teacher H.R. Hughey in Whitesboro asking to receive pay; a letter from Lucy M. Duncombe in Marshall regarding selling land along railroads; a letter from Thomas J. Durant in Washington, D.C., regarding the case of the State of Texas v. Huntington and the 1st National Bank of Washington; a letter from clerk R. Clarkson regarding Refugio County officers; a Blanco County notice of vacancy for justice of the peace; a letter from C.H. Blake in Granbury to Judge Charles Soward urging him not to resign; a letter from Dallas District Attorney John T. Ault reporting difficulties collecting taxes; a letter from William L. Booth & Sons in Hillsboro asking that the reward for Ed. Major, Ben Major, and William Williams be withdrawn as they have agreed to give themselves up; a letter from B.H. Dodson in Sulphur Springs asking for a reward to be offered for Thomas Clay for the murder of J.M. Brock; a resignation from Washington County Registrar C.J. Stockbridge; and a letter from William Hooper in Hillsboro regarding charges against A. Hanson of Navarro County.]
281. Correspondence, March 7-10, 1873
[Records include , Grayson, Robertson, and Washington Counties; Rockwall County board of appeals positions; a Bandera County surveyor; Sabine Pass health officer; state geologist; state penitentiary inspector; a Weatherford judgeship, and the 8th district judgeship. Records also include a letter from B.F. Barkley regarding multiple appointments given for Lamar County justice of the peace; a letter from Senator N.G. Shelley regarding an unspecified fine remission for Henry Darby; a newspaper clipping reporting Judge Sam Dodge criminal court proceedings; resignations from a Robertson County notary public, Hood County Sheriff J.C. Hightower, and a Webb County justice of the peace; a letter from Henry V. Poor in New York City asking for a Texas financial report; a letter from the State Lunatic Asylum Board President S. Mussina regarding the asylum's debt; and a letter from Breckenridge teacher D.R. Becker reporting that Dallas County teachers have not been paid for six months.]
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2014/110-25 282. Correspondence, March 11-12, 1873
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Navarro County notary public, a Pass Cavallo bar branch pilot, San Antonio judgeship, a Clarksville postmaster, a Washington County special election judge, the 8th district judgeship, and a state penitentiary superintendent; a letter from William Adams in Dripping Springs regarding a message to the legislature; a letter from William H. Billings in Chappell Hill regarding a petition; a letter from a North Carolina teacher asking about teaching positions in Texas; a letter from an Indianola resident regarding Capt. John Lewis' appointment as bar branch pilot; and a letter from Trinity Station Attorney J. Douglas Brown reporting assaults at the hands of Cass McGee and asking for assistance to have McGee arrested.]
283. Correspondence, March 13-15, 1873
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Rockwall County registrar, the 8th district judgeship, Washington County municipal election judges, a Brenham petition for John D. McAdoo's appointment to the Supreme Court, and a petition for William A. Pitts as quartermaster; a Granbury petition to Charles Soward regarding his resignation; a letter from H.L. Ray regarding a Dallas County notary public position; a letter from House Representative D.M. Prendergast regarding a petition on behalf of Miss Pickett; and a letter from Florrie R. Glenn regarding correspondence with her husband.]
284. Correspondence, March 16-19, 1873
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including state penitentiary commissioners, a Robertson County notary public, state financial agents, an Uvalde special policeman, the 15th district judgeship to replace Judge Soward, the 8th district judgeship, positions in or to raise a frontier protection company, and a nomination for Judge McAdoo for the Supreme Court; a Dallas County petition asking for assistance as the area "is now infested by bands of Horse Thieves and other criminals"; a letter from N.T. Avant in Athens, Texas, regarding establishing local school; a bill from the Texas Express Company; a letter from 24th District Attorney A.A. Dial in Uvalde asking for a frontier protection company and reporting local lawlessness; a letter from House Representative S.B. Bewley asking for a district clerk election in San Augustine County; a letter from Navasota Mayor Allen D. Harn regarding a municipal election; and a letter from Isaac Parks in Anderson regarding F. Vaughn's pardon application.]
285. Correspondence, March 20-23, 1873
[Records include an 8th judgeship application; recommendations for a Paris district judge and a Houston special policeman; a letter from Charles Soward in Weatherford regarding his resignation as judge; a letter from President Ulysses S. Grant sending his regrets that he cannot visit the Texas Capitol; a letter from Thomas J. Durant in Washington, D.C., regarding the Supreme Court cases of The First National Bank of Washington and William S. Hungtinton's Admrs. et al. v. State of Texas, as well as Texas v. White; a letter from Emmett Jones in Austin asking for a letter of introduction to GLO Commissioner Jacob Kuechler; a letter from Secretary of the Interior C. Delano in Washington, D.C., regarding the release of Satanta and Big Tree; a telegram from Benjamin Thornton in Hempstead regarding prisoner Louis Blake; and a letter from state penitentiary leessees Ward, Dewey, & Co. regarding prisoner conduct and George Sapp's escape.]
286. Correspondence, March 24-26, 1873
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including notaries public for Johnson, Lamar, McLennan, Refugio, and Titus Counties; an immigration commissioner to Great Britain; a Calhoun County pilot commissioner; a petition to appoint William A. Pitts commander of a frontier regiment; and an application to raise a frontier company. Records also include a letter from Henry C. Young in Austin requesting a copy of the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad charter; a letter from International-Great Northern Railroad Company President Galusha A. Grow requesting an agent to survey a portion of completed railroad and reinspect another; a resignation from Hidalgo County Sheriff B.F. Kidder; a teachers quarterly report from Superintendent of Public Instruction Jacob Carl DeGress; a letter from Burnett County Justice of the Peace A.M. Ramsey regarding an appropriation for justice and constable fees; a letter from William H. Morton in Sulphur Springs regarding the character of state policeman J.T. Holbert; a letter from William H. Sinclair in Galveston regarding William Phillip's complaints; a requisition from the governor of Iowa for the arrest of Henry S. Lane; a letter from House Representative John Ireland regarding charges against Judge John G. Scott; a notice of death for Fannin County Justice of the Peace M.A. Knight; And a letter from Secretary of the Navy E. Robeson in Washington, D.C., regarding congressional district information.]
287. Correspondence, March 27-31, 1873
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including notaries public for Panola and Tarrant Counties, the 8th district judgeship, a Jefferson judgeship, a Fayette County registrar, Frio County sheriff, a commanding position in a frontier protection regiment, and a recommendation from Edward Hatch to appoint Victor Morales as a special police agent; a letter from E.P. Upton protesting a proposed bill altering the borders of Aransas and Refugio Counties; a notice of death for Fannin County Justice of the Peace M.A. Knight; a resignation from Fayette County Registrar Robert Zapp; a teachers quarterly report from Superintendent of Public Instruction Jacob Carl DeGress; a teachers' certification for Mary J. Beazley; letters from Williams & Guoin in New York City regarding bonds; a letter from railroad engineer Charles E. Noble reporting a completed portion of railroad; a letter from J.W. Johnson in Jefferson regarding local matters; a Seguin petition asking Gov. Davis to veto the "fence law" that would require farmers to fence against hogs; a letter from Henry A. Frith in Groesbeck proposing to search for late Adjutant General James Davidson who disappeared after embezzlement; a letter from F.M. Hays in Tyler relating to the charges against 10th District Judge John E. Scott; letter from William Whitehill in Lamar County and J.H. Brent in Corsicana regarding the state of schools in their areas; a letter from Joseph Giroux in Crockett asking about the probability of public school teachers receiving back pay; a letter from Victoria Marshal William H. Grant regarding laws for carrying arms; a letter from G.W. Porter in Sherman regarding his notary public appointment; a letter from the Navarro County board of school directors complaining about Col. DeGress' conduct; and a letter from George W. Grant in Huntsville regarding the Agricultural and Mechanical College.]
288. Correspondence, March 1873
[Records include a Travis County notary public application, recommendations for a Rusk County notary public and for A.J. Hood to replace District Judge Charles Soward, and a Washington County petition for a municipal election.]
289. Correspondence, April 1-2, 1873
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including notaries public for Comanche, Grimes, Medina, and Tarrant Counties, a surveyor for the Clay Land District, a state engineer, Denton County postmaster, and for Johnson County district judgeship; a letter from Dallas District Attorney John T. Ault regarding insurance; a letter from H.D. Sweat in Pilot Point asking for John Collin to be removed as notary public; a letter from J.L. Moore to Attorney General William Alexander regarding taxes and the town of Giddings; a copy of a contract between Gov. Davis and Thomas J. Durant and R.F. Merrick of Washington, D.C., appointing Durant and Merrick as attorneys and counselors in a suit regarding Texas indemnity bonds; resignations from justices of the peace in Bee and Starr Counties; a letter from assistant Secretary of the Interior B.R. Cowen in Washington, D.C., regarding moving the Kickapoo tribe from Mexico to the Indian Territory; an invitation from Georgia Governor James M. Smith to attend a convention for a proposed canal; and a Corsicana petition protesting the pardon application of Taylor Watts, convicted for murder.]
290. Correspondence, April 3-6, 1873
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including McLennan County notary public, a Bosque County cattle and hide inspector, a position to raise a frontier protection company, and a recommendation for J.C. Rushing to replace 13th District Judge Soward; a letter from railroad agent H.B. Andrews asking for an agent to inspect a section of completed railroad; an anonymous letter from San Patricio reporting a local "reign of terror" as the sheriff "is a lawless man, with the boasting of a desperado"; letters from Williams & Guion in New York City regarding Texas debt to their firm; a letter from Huntsville Judge J.R. Burnett regarding the case of the State v. J.W. Grace; a letter from Capt. G.K. Sanderson at Fort Sill regarding Indian depredations, the release of Satanta and Big Tree, and a proposed council to talk with Native American leaders; a letter from Elisa B. Roach in Decatur reporting Indian depredations and asking for assistance; a letter Adjutant General F.L. Britton from District Court Clerk Albert Turpe in Eagle Pass regarding a "party firing into Lt. Ban's command" and border violence; a letter from Walter Gresham in Galveston regarding tax receipts; a Frio County petition for an election for a sheriff; and a letter from U.S. House Representative John C. Connor in Washington, D.C., regarding frontier mail service and "the most gigantic mail swindle that this county has ever been cursed with."]
291. Correspondence, April 7-10, 1873
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including notaries public for Grimes, Harris, Johnson, and Limestone Counties; a 10th district judgeship; and a European immigration commissioner. Records also include letters from Williams & Guion in New York City regarding Texas debt to their firm; a letter from an Iowa resident relating to starting a Republican paper in Fort Worth; a letter from E. Dougherty in Austin protesting execution of criminals on Good Friday; a letter from teacher R.W. Cook in Cleburne inquiring about pay; a letter from S.C. Upshaw in Bellville asking for correspondence to be returned; a letter from William H. Sinclair in Galveston regarding Vienna exposition commissioners; a letter from Superintendent of Indian Affairs Enoch Hoag in Lawrence, Kansas, regarding the release of Satanta and Big Tree; a letter from Albert Turpe at Eagle Pass relating to a boy taken by Native Americans; and a letter from C.C. Childs in Brenham regarding insufficient notice to hold a local election.]
292. Correspondence, April 11-15, 1873
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including notaries public for Aransas, Bexar, and Tarrant Counties; a Supreme Court judge; a state geologist; and an 8th district judge. Records also include a letter from B.F. Barkley in Fort Worth asking for a reward to be offered for Preston Bailey for murdering Sandy Tolbert; a letter from Dresden teacher C.C. Lee regarding the local sheriff not turning over school taxes to the county treasurer; documents regarding Wilson County officers seizing arms from and arresting J.E. Shely and his cousin Charles A. Tindall; letters from Williams & Guoin in New York City regarding Texas bonds; a Spanish-language letter (with a translation) from Bartolo Garcia in Laredo reporting Indian depredations and asking for assistance; a letter from a Connecticut bank president inquiring about Texas' debt; a letter from New Mexico Governor Marsh Giddings regarding the remains of Texas soldiers who died in New Mexico during the battles of Glorieta Pass and Valverde; and a letter from Superintendent of Indian Affairs Enoch Hoag in Lawrence, Kansas, regarding Satanta, Big Tree, and Gov. Davis' presence at a proposed council at Fort Sill.]
293. Correspondence, April 16-19, 1873
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including notaries public for Lampasas, Lavaca, and Refugio Counties; a European immigration commissioner; a Bosque County inspector of hides and animals; a general immigration agent; and a petition urging Judge McAdoo's appointment to the Supreme Court. Records also include a letter from Gen. W.T. Sherman to Secretary of the Interior C. Delano regarding Satanta's imprisonment; a resignation from Brown County Sheriff James H. Counts; a letter from J.M. Wallace in Sutherland Springs asking about a reward for R.N. Jackson; a letter from Anderson Rowlett regarding education for African American children; a report from Adjutant General Frank L. Britton on the present condition of the state, listing murders and attempted murders for 1873; a letter from George W. Grant in Huntsville regarding the penitentiary; a letter from Speaker of the House M.D.K. Taylor regarding an act to repeal the state police; a letter from Bosque County Presiding Justice S.D. Greer reporting murders in his area; a letter from E.W. Cullen in Dallas regarding a trip to Washington, D.C.; a letter from Secretary of the Interior C. Delano in Washington, D.C., regarding Satanta and Big Tree's imprisonment and public opinion; a letter from Lamar County Presiding Justice J.M. Long requesting a set of weights and measures for his county; a letter from R.M. Elgin in Houston regarding border relations; a letter from William E. Parker in Galveston regarding his removal from an unspecified office; a letter from S. Bowlby in McKinney regarding back payment for public school teachers; a letter from Williams & Guoin in New York City regarding Texas bonds; and a letter to A. Turpe at Eagle Pass regarding children stolen by Native Americans.]
294. Correspondence, April 20-22, 1873
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a McLennan County notary public, a general judge appointment, and a position to raise a company for frontier defense; a letter from Albert Turpe in Eagle Pass regarding a child abducted by Native Americans; a letter from from Henry E. Taylor in Bonham regarding a petition sent to his father by mistake; a letter from B.F. Barkley in Fort Worth reporting local violence and reporting the murder of State Policeman A.C. Brown; a Grimes County petition asking for Gov. Davis to veto the "fence law"; a letter from Thomas J. Durant in Washington, D.C., regarding the contract for he and Mr. Merrick representing Texas in a case before the U.S. Court of Claims; letters from J.S. Mills in Austin and J.T. Fleming in Clarksville inquiring about elections and tenures of office; a letter from James Brown regarding a tax assessment for an Austin property; a resignation from Montague County Justice of the Peace Chesley Marlott; and a letter from Austin Mayor T.B. Wheeler regarding local racial tension.]
295. Correspondence, April 23-27, 1873
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a Lamar County notary public, a health officer at Sabine Pass, and J.L.L. McCall in Waco applying for the 13th district judgeship to replace Charles Soward; a letter from George W. Sampson in Austin regarding expenses for a New York trip to tend to state bond matters; a letter from J.F. Liebhardt in McGregor regarding bonds; correspondence from William Elson in Helena and John R. Shook in San Antonio regarding Thomas Haldeman's murder and asking for a reward to be offered for Brown Bowen; a letter from N. Patton in Galveston regarding J.L.L. McCall's appointment as 13th district judge; a letter from Dan Little in Dallas regarding raising a frontier defense company; a letter from R.O. Faires in La Grange regarding sheriffs' collection of the one percent school tax; a letter from James Burke in Jefferson regarding public schools; a letter from New York Produce Exchange President A.S. Jewell asking about Texas products; correspondence with A. Bledsoe and M.A. Belcher regarding Belcher's claim to the office of Aransas County sheriff; a letter from J.W. Moses in Rockport relating to the Aransas County sheriff; a letter from George Peete to R.S. Morgan in Galveston regarding a quarantine; a letter from Austin Judge T.C. Barden regarding Judge Murphy and a case before the legislature; a Grimes County petition asking Gov. Davis to veto the "fence law"; a letter from Henry Trammel in Gonzales regarding a local woman in need; a letter from John S. Coffey in Sulphur Springs asking for a requisition on the governor of Tennessee for J.M. McKnight, wanted for murder; a letter from J.H. Fowler in Paris regarding policeman James Wheat and the 8th district judgeship; and a letter from Mr. Ball at Chupado Ranch to Albert Turpe regarding Indian depredations.]
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2014/110-26 296. Correspondence, April 28-30, 1873
[Records include applications and petitions for notaries public in Fannin, Gonzales, Menard, and Parker counties and for a Galveston pilot commissioner; a letter from James Burke in Jefferson regarding free schools; correspondence between H.P. Jones and Col M. Leeper regarding the imprisonment of Satanta and Big Tree; a letter a Manchester, England, engineer wishing for a contract to build a dry dock; a letter from Robert Zapp in Ledbetter introducing Col. Hill; letters from Williams & Guion in New York City regarding Texas finance and bonds; a letter from John C. Buckley in Houston regarding his term as justice of the peace; a letter from Senator T.J. Wood regarding the 10th district judgeship; and a resignation from a Gonzales County notary public.]
297. Correspondence, April 1873
[Records include a letter from J. Bates in Brazoria regarding delegates to a Georgia convention and C.A. Russell in Refugio County regarding a notary public commission.]
298. Correspondence, May 1-3, 1873
[Records include an application for Limestone County notary public reappointment; a letter from Henry A. Walters in Richmond protesting a petition for James H. Brown's pardon; a Bastrop County petition asking for help capturing the murderers of G.W. Hughes and Richard Payne; a letter from the Clarksville sheriff and district attorney reporting that their area has no judge; a letter from Thomas A. Scott in Philadelphia introducing William A. Wallace; a letter from G.K. Sanderson at Fort Sill to the acting assistant adjutant general regarding Satanta, Big Tree, and tribal relations; a letter from B.F. Barkley in Tyler asking for a $1000 regard to be offered for the murderers of A.C. Brown; a letter from House Representative D.M. Prendergast regarding a complaint against Judge William Chambers; a letter from B.F. Barkley from the U.S. Marshal's Office in Tyler reporting that Mr. Brown's murderers in Tarrant County are known but witnesses are afraid to testify; a letter from E.H. Wheeler in Corpus Christi regarding advertising bills; a letter from W.H. John and Fred W. Miner in Paris regarding the appointment of H.S. Burnett as 8th district judge; a letter from James Burke in Jefferson regarding a school bill; a monthly report for April 1873 on the state penitentiary from inspector A.G. Malloy in Huntsville; a letter from William Green in Hempstead regarding a bill creating the new county of Waller; a letter from C.R. Waters and George W. Groesbuck regarding the "Prendergast clique" and people trying to divide Limestone County; a telegram from A.W. Bookman in Courtney reporting that the local sheriff has ordered his arrest despite and asking if he is still on duty as a special policeman; and a letter and patent document from Ephraim M. Turner in Fort Worth regarding military tent improvements.]
299. Correspondence, May 4-7, 1873
[Records include an application from J. Dyer and H. Seeligson in Galveston for commissioner positions to a Vienna expedition; a letter from J.L. Carroll in Clarksville regarding the 8th district judgeship; a letter from Edgar Emanuel in Cotton Gin reporting that the Freestone County treasurer refuses to pay special police employed during an election; typed copies of letters from U.S. Indian Agent J.M. Haworth regarding Satanta and Big Tree's imprisonment; a letter from M. Leeper in Sherman regarding Gov. Davis' visit to Fort Sill and tribal relations; letters from J.W.A. Carter in Sherman regarding his pay as a state policeman and politics in his area; a letter from William Windom in Washington, D.C., regarding a resolution by the Committee on Transportation Routes to the Seaboard; a letter from Huntsville Penitentiary Inspector A.G. Malloy reporting his actions against Cameron County Sheriff William Scanlan; a letter from Bastrop residents hoping Gov. Davis will not veto amendments to the Bastrop Casino and Turn Verein charters; a letter from W.J. Troy in Clarksville asking for financial assistance; a letter from House Representative J.S. Mills regarding a bill to provide appropriations to pay witnesses in contested election cases; a letter from F.M. Henry in Lindsey protesting against a petition for convict William T. Smith's pardon; a letter from African American pastor Allen Harris in Indianola protesting a city ordinance prohibiting yelling in church; a letter from M.H. Bonner in Tyler accepting position of 10th district judge for the Scott trial; a letter from G.M. Dodge in Dallas regarding the Texas Pacific Railroad; a letter from Samuel J. Galbraith in Bonham asking about elections and tenures of office; and a letter from an Oakville resident regarding the school tax.]
300. Correspondence, May 8-10, 1873
[Records include applications for notaries public for Harris County; a letter from F.P. Wood in Corsicana regarding racial violence in Hill County against J. Bragg and J. Lewis; a letter from Bristow, Valentine, & Watson in Belfast, Ireland, asking for information relating to William Devine of Falls County and his character; a letter from James E. Slater in Austin requesting a meeting with Gov. Davis; letters from Wiliams & Guoin in New York City regarding bonds and their claims against Texas; a resignation from Fannin County Sheriff J.M. McKee; a letter from Senator J.E. Dillard asking for copies of Indian depredation reports; a letter from J.E. Slaughter in Alabama asking for copies of bills regarding Galveston harbor improvements; a letter from J.W. Johnson in Jefferson asking for a letter of introduction to President Grant; a letter from Attorney A.W. Terrell asking for a special judge to be appointed for the trial of Newton Lawler for killing Thomas Rawlings in Lampasas County; a Parker County petition regarding the 13th District Judge Soward's resignation; a letter from J.W. Throckmorton in Austin regarding Fannin County Sheriff J.M. McKee's resignation; a letter from Gov. Davis to Henry A. Walters in Richmond regarding petitions for and against J.H. Brown's pardon; a letter from James E. Hill in Livingston regarding the Polk County special road poll tax; a letter from J.R. Weir in Pittsburg, Texas, regarding acts before the legislature; a letter from S.A. Hackworth in Brenham regarding Washington County's debt; a letter from J.F. Bradley in Springfield regarding his pay as Limestone County special policeman; a letter from Senator George P. Finlay inquiring about a quarantine; a letter from ordnance captain Clifton Comly in San Antonio regarding Mr. Dewey of the state penitentiary returning U.S. arms.]
301. Correspondence, May 12-14, 1873
[Records include an application from Fort Worth Attorney J.C. Terrell for judgeship of the new court district including Tarrant County; a letter from H. Kuittel regarding William Neese's murder in Fayette County; a letter from J.P. Cox in Hillsboro regarding racial violence against J. Bragg and J. Lewis; a report from 33rd District Attorney Charles P. Pearre in Waco of the last district court term; a letter from Fred W. Sumner in Sherman regarding railroad construction; a veto message from Gov. Davis to Speaker of the House M.D.K. Taylor for "an Act to incorporate the Brazos, Santiago, and Rio Grande Canal Company"; letters from Williams & Guoin in New York City regarding bonds; a telegram from H. Somerville in Galveston asking if Gov. Davis has appointed any Georgia Canal Convention delegates; a typed copy of a letter from Brownwood Attorney H.B. Tarver asking for organized scouts to protect Brown County from Indian depredations; a letter from J.A. Yetterberg in Palestine reporting local lawlessness and violence and requesting assistance; a letter from the attorney general's office regarding machinery erected after 1861; a letter from G. Hoffmann in Austin requesting an inspection of some property in New Braunfels; letters from engineer G.M. Dodge in Marshall requesting agents be appointed to inspect portions of completed railroad; a letter from San Saba County Deputy James F. Brown regarding a reward for William Bobo; a letter from John D. Elliott in Austin asking for Gov. Davis not to approve an act granting land to the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad; and a letter from F.S. Tallmadge in New York regarding a land claim.]
302. Correspondence, May 15-17, 1873
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including notaries public for Bellville and for Comal, El Paso, Gillespie, Gonzales, Hood, and Presidio Counties; judgeships in Paris and Jefferson; and a deputy marshal position in Grimes County. Records also include letters from Williams & Guoin in New York City regarding bonds; a telegram from telegraph operator D.S. Ryan regarding Williams & Guoin sending messages collect; a letter from J.B. Beasley in San Saba asking for a reward to be offered for William Bobo; a letter from A. Rowe in Corpus Christi defending the local postmaster; correspondence with Benjamin Tatham, Secretary of Interior C. Delano, Charles F. Coffin, and U.S. Indian Agent J.M. Hayworth regarding Satanta and Big Tree's imprisonment, tribal relations, and a proposed council at Fort Sill; a letter from Senator E. Broughton regarding proposed railroad bills; and a letter from F.T. Stephenson in Athens asking if he can trade his school vouchers for land.]
303. Correspondence, May 18-21, 1873
[Records include applications for notaries public for Galveston and Harrison Counties and for the 13th district judgeship; a letter from Election Inspector Francis B. Lewis in Marshall reporting he is afraid for his life and asking for advice; a letter from Houston bookseller E.H. Cushing regarding his fears of yellow fever on the Gulf coast; a letter from John Frank Hodges in Clifton wanting to raise a company for frontier protection; a letter from Attorneys Miller & Dowell regarding Mr. Busby's claim to the reward for William Neese's arrest; correspondence regarding Mrs. Edith Mante's protest of her husband's treatment in a San Antonio jail, with a newspaper clipping relating to a grand jury report of San Antonio prison conditions; a letter from Senator Charles Soward wanting to speak to Gov. Davis to resolve their conflicts; a petition from the new county of Waller announcing five judges; a report regarding dividing Waller County into five judicial precincts; a letter from U.S. Marshal A.C. Hill asking if can may act as a mustering officer for Minute companies and if he may use these companies as needed; a letter from J.G. Tracy in Austin protesting a Senate-passed "act to promote the farming interests of Texas"; a letter from Henry C. Young in Austin regarding a supplemental bill before the legislature; a letter from Samuel M. Jarvis in Laredo relating to Col. Benavides' troubles in Live Oak County; a letter from John Ireland in Austin asking for Gov. Davis to publish a protest of the state bonds belonging to Williams & Guoin; and a letter from House Representative L.E. Gillett regarding petitions from Mr. Hewlett of Waco.]
304. Correspondence, May 22-24, 1873
[Records include a letter from an assessor in New Braunfels regarding Theo Koesler's property; a letter from engineer G.M. Dodge in Marshall requesting an inspection of a completed railroad portion; nominations for state librarian and for a position on a board of examining physicians; a letter from Williams & Guoin in New York City regarding bonds; a letter from Galveston Mayor Charles W. Hurley regarding visiting the Capitol; a letter from Red River County Sheriff J.L. Carroll regarding the 8th district judgeship and a district court term; a letter from Blanton Duncan in Kentucky regarding a U.S. Supreme Court decision in the "Memphis, El Paso, and Pacific case"; a letter from W.H. parsons in New York resigning as Texas immigration agent; a Springfield petition complaining of racial injustice in Limestone County; a letter from George A. Cutler in Denison introducing C.D. Friedel, who wants to bring German immigrants to Texas; a letter from the Chappell Hill deputy sheriff regarding tax collection; a letter from N. Patten in Galveston regarding cattle trails; a letter from J.G. Tracy in Austin regarding railroads; a letter from Mary L. McBride in Austin reporting that C.S. Bell is trying to steal her money; a letter from A.E. Thomas in Burton asking if the governor is going to be a candidate in the next election; and a letter from James Burke regarding public schools.]
305. Correspondence, May 25-27, 1873
[Records include nominations for notaries public in Navarro, Polk, and Travis Counties; an application from J.D. McAdoo in Jefferson for associate justice of the Supreme Court; a letter from Alfred Rede in Red River Station regarding land in Montague County; a letter from Thomas J. Turpin in Corpus Christi regarding a local quarantine; a typed copy of a letter from Minute Men Lt. M. Baro regarding regarding U.S. Troops going into Mexico in pursuit of Native Americans; a letter from J.H. Roberts in Jefferson asking for a reward to be offered for Jeese Griffin for murdering George Johnson, alias Plummer; an application for a post office position from A.H. Longley in Austin; a letter from Joseph H. Wilds in Brenham regarding an investigation in Washington County; a letter from San Antonio Attorney R.A. Henson regarding city suits; a letter from Deputy U.S. Marshal David Price in Centerville regarding the pardon of Pleas Duncan; a letter from a Company H lieutenant in Eagle Pass reporting that the force under his command is not sufficient to protect Maverick County; correspondence regarding Andrew Torres taking one of Nepamosena Martinez's children; a letter from auditor E.B. French in Washington, D.C., certifying ordnance stores; a letter from Augustus A. Allen in Paris asking if there is a reward for Charley Webb for the murderer of a Dallas hotel proprietor; a letter from C. Delano in Washington, D.C., regarding Satanta and Big Tree; a letter from clerk J.J. Stockbridge sending extracts from county court minutes regarding an investigation of Washington County; and a letter from Anna W. Vineyard in Austin regarding becoming administratrix of her husband's estate.]
306. Correspondence, May 28-29, 1873
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including notaries public for Freestone, Goliad, and Gonzales Counties; a commissioner for the Vienna exposition; an immigration commissioner for the northern states; and an application from H.H. Tomlinson in Harrisburg offering his services for frontier defense. Records also include a letter from Martin T. Kurtz in Brenham regarding the city charter and electing officers; a letter from J.G. Tracy in Austin regarding Gov. Davis visiting Washington, D.C.; letters from Houston resident E.W. Taylor and Mayor T.H. Scanlan regarding quarantine affairs; a letter from Wiliams & Guoin in New York City regarding bonds; a letter from Brig. Gen. C.C. Augur in San Antonio relating to the imprisonment of Satanta and Big Tree; a letter from U.S. Indian Agent J.M. Haworth to Enoch Hoag in Kansas regarding Satanta and Big Tree; and a power of attorney document from S.T. Newton in Tyler.]
307. Correspondence, May 30-31, 1873
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including mayor, marshal, and aldermen for Honey Grove; a Jasper County notary public; and a general recommendation for Mr. Carlsen from Attorney Charles D. Grace in Bonham. Records also include a letter from Galveston Health Officer George W. Peete to N. Patten relating to shipping cattle from Galveston to Cuba; a letter from R.F. Campbell in Bastrop inquiring about a bill reducing district court clerk fees; a letter from House Representative John Ireland regarding the gubernatorial inauguration; a letter from a Sabine Pass resident regarding R.S. Morgan's position as port health officer and claiming he is a fugitive and unfit for the job; a letter from Senator A.J. Fountain regarding the bill passed providing for printing of state laws in Spanish and German; and a letter from a teacher in Kiowa Camp to U.S. Indian Agent James M. Haworth regarding the imprisonment of Satanta and Big Tree.]
308. Correspondence, May 1873
[Records include a letter from Cold Spring Attorney John Jackson regarding the character of Judge Chambers.]
309. Correspondence, June 1-3, 1873
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including notaries public for Limestone County, curator of the state house and public halls, Sherman postmaster, and Sherman criminal court judge. Records also include a typed copy of a letter from Enoch Hoag to C. Delano regarding moving Satanta and Big Tree to Fort Sill; a resignation from a Kinney County justice of the peace; a letter from John McClane in Corpus Christi regarding the health officer at Aransas; a letter from Houston County Presiding Justice John Blair protesting certain pardon petitions; a statement of difference from Adjutant General Frank L. Britton regarding "an Act for the relief of certain Citizens of Limestone County"; a letter from GLO Commissioner Jacob Kuechler regarding printers for pending bills; a letter from Dallas Teachers Institute Secretary J.H. Johnston thanking Gov. Davis for protecting the public school system; a letter from R.G. Rolston, of the Farmers Loan and Trust Company in New York City, recommending railroad bond agents; a Sabine Pass petition calling for R.S. Morgan's removal as health and quarantine officer due to being unfit; a letter from Senator S.W. Ford asking Gov. Davis to veto H.B. 859, incorporating the Prairie Grove Church and Seminary; a letter from S. Powers regarding H.B. 609, "an Act to authorize the commissioner of the GLO to issue patents or surveys therein named"; a letter from Waco District Attorney Charles B. Pearre reporting "a most disgraceful jail delivery"; a letter from Senator E.L. Dohoney regarding a general appropriations bill; and letters from Gov. Davis to Speaker of the House M.D.K. Taylor returning various bills back to the House.]
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2014/110-27 310. Correspondence, June 4-6, 1973
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including commissioners for improvement of the Trinity River; 24th district judge in San Antonio; Harris County criminal court clerk to replace the previous clerk who abandoned his office; Tarrant County notary public; judge of the criminal court district covering Dallas, McKinney, and Sherman; a letter from a Brenham resident regarding a patent for destroying the cotton worm; a letter from William Green of Hempstead regarding elections and tenures of office; a letter from J.L. White of Cleburne complaining of cattle theft in his area and asking for assistance; a letter from John W. Hays of Waco regarding an unspecified petition; a letter from 24th District Attorney A.A. Dial protesting the appointment of James Paul as 24th district judge; a letter from Dallas Judge E.W. Cullen defending his character against statements by H.L. Ray; a letter from R.O. Love of Houston protesting the appointment of John Brashear as Harris County criminal court clerk due to drunkenness and incompetence; a letter from Mrs. Fannie C. Momand in Huntsville regarding her claim to a homestead; a letter from Houston Judge W.W. Morris regarding Texas bonds and international relations; a letter from Senator J.G. Tracy regarding a pardon; a letter from state printer John Cardwell regarding printing orders; a letter from F.A. Mood of Chappell Hill regarding Gov. Davis' veto of the "Texas University" charter; and a letter from R.S. Morgan of Sabine Pass regarding local matters.]
311. Correspondence, June 7-12, 1873
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a 24th district judge and a Kinney County superintendent of Indian affairs; a petition from Hockley, Texas, asking for information about school lands; an invitation from U.S. Centennial Commission President Joseph R. Hawley for Gov. Davis to visit Philadelphia; a letter from B. Graham from the state treasurer's office regarding police warrants that remain unpaid; a letter from Enoch Hoag in Lawrence, Kansas, regarding Native American relations; letters regarding the Bayland Orphans' Home for Boys; a letter from H.C. Burke of Lodi, Texas, relating to his pay as a teacher; a letter from A.J. Fowler of Denison introducing C.D. Friedel; a letter from Hockley teacher Theodore Elchlepp regarding pay; a letter from A. Somerville of Galveston regarding local matters; a letter from James Saunders at Sabine Pass reporting that Quarantine Officer R.S. Morgan is under arrest for stabbing and killing a custom house boatman and asking for a replacement officer; correspondence with Thomas Wistar and Enoch Hoag in Lawrence, Kansas, regarding Satanta and Big Tree; a letter from R.G. Rolston in New York City regarding Texas finances; a letter from Daniel W. Bell of Galveston protesting portions of Gov. Davis' quarantine proclamation; a request from Ward, Dewey, and Co. of Huntsville for a requisition on the governor of Louisiana for William Clark, an escaped convict; a letter from C.B. Sabine of Galveston regarding a piano sent to the governor's mansion; a copy of Attorney General William Alexander's opinion in the Judge John G. Scott impeachment case; a letter from Grayson County Sheriff James H. Tuttle regarding an act to establish free schools; a letter from Louis T. Valentine in Austin requesting a meeting with Gov. Davis; a letter from 4th Cavalry Col. Donald S. MacKenzie hoping that guide and Minute Men Capt. Emanuel Van may keep the arms furnished him by the state since the frontier remains vulnerable; a letter from a San Francisco, California, resident asking for information about Texas schools; and a letter from Mexican-American War veteran F.L. Hatch in California regarding the pension act passed by the 13th Legislature.]
312. Correspondence, June 13-19, 1873
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including notaries public in Tarrant and Travis Counties and an inspector for "the Morgan road"; letters from Indianola Railroad Company Vice President F.S. Stockdale asking for an agent to inspect a new section of railroad; a letter from Zapata County Justice of the Peace D.D. Lovell relating to a robbery at a custom house; a letter from N.W. Curry in Galveston relating to his appointment at a custom house; a report from Waco District Attorney Charles P. Pearre of Limestone County district court activities; a letter from Institute for the Blind Superintendent E.M. Wheelock regarding an addition to the institute; correspondence regarding Col. Morton and Texas' debt to New York; a letter from Gonzales Attorney William B. Sayers regarding a local notary public commission; a Tarrant County petition asking for a reward to be offered for G.D. Logan, alias Dallas Logan, for the murder of Peter R. Smith; a letter from William M. Waddell of Crockett regarding elections and tenures of office; a letter from T.J. McHugh of Calvert inquiring if an appropriation exists to pay warrants for arresting parties for carrying weapons; a letter from an Illinois resident regarding a land claim; a letter from John A. Kirgan in Anderson enclosing a bill for a subscription to the Grimes County Journal; a resignation from Harris County Treasurer J.E. Whittlesey; a letter from George M. Peete in Galveston regarding a quarantine; a letter from Huntsville Attorney A.T. McKinney regarding the resignation of District Attorney W.E. Horne; a letter from Onion Creek teacher Hugh Ames stating that he cannot obtain pay despite his vouchers and is in need; and a letter from a Belfast, Ireland, resident thanking Gov. Davis for providing information about William Devine.]
313. Correspondence, June 20-30, 1873
[Records include resignations from a Waco notary public and for Fannin and Fort Bend Counties justices of the peace; a letter from John L.V. Thomas in Savoy relating to the Dr. Whittaker's appointment as postmaster; a letter from A.S. Broadus in Bryan regarding Judge Onins' resignation; a letter from T.J. Smith in Beeville relating to an election for a justice of the peace; an anonymous letter from Bryan, Texas, reporting tense race relations in the area; a letter from R.G. Stone in Loyal Valley regarding public schools; a letter from E.D. Gillespie in Philadelphia regarding the Women's Centennial Celebration Committee; a letter from A.D. Shepard of the National Bank Note Company in New York City regarding language to be used for Texas bonds; a letter from Telesforo Montes in San Elizario regarding an election in El Paso County; a letter from Corpus Christi District Attorney William H. Crain regarding the validity of J.C. Crocker, who claims to be the health officer of Aransas Pass; a letter from Ward Taylor, Jr. in Jefferson relating to cotton found in local warehouses; a letter from W.M. Reed in Waco asking for a requisition on the governor of Missouri for John A. Purnell; a letter from Merick and Giles Trammel in Groesbeck stating they have been threatened for being state policemen and asking for protection; a letter from Cordelia W. Thompson in Houston hoping for a tract of land after her husband Sheriff William Thompson was killed in Brenham; a Gonzales County petition asking to construct a bridge over Elm Fork on Sandies Creek; a letter from W.H. Locke in Bonham hoping for an election to fill a sheriff vacancy; a letter from Elizabeth C. Booth in Corpus Christi asking for a letter of recommendation for her brother for college; a letter from T.J. Smith in Beeville wondering when election winners will receive their commissions; a letter from R.G. Stone in Loyal Valley regarding an unfit local teacher; a letter from District Attorney B. Trigg in Austin relating to the George W. Honey trial; a letter from M.T. Kurtz in Brenham regarding a convention of African American men; a letter from Thomas J. Durant regarding his bill for services rendered in a recent U.S. Supreme Court case involving Gov. Davis; and an application from D.B. Corley in Dallas to become a European envoy or minister.]
314. Correspondence, July 1-16, 1873
[Records include a letter from B.F. Hawkins in Waxahachie regarding the debt of Marvin College; circulars from the U.S. Adjutant General Department regarding the U.S. Centennial Commission and International Exhibition in Philadelphia; a letter from John R. Sanford in Texana regarding vacancies in Jackson County and asking for an election to be held; a letter from Lavaca County Deputy Sheriff James W. Bennett asking if a reward is offered for a murderer in Atascosa County; a letter from W.D. Bledsoe and J.A. White in Longview reporting election fraud and intimidation in Gregg County; a letter from H.C. Burke in Lodi regarding teacher pay and dissatisfaction with Col. DeGress; a letter from John A. Purnell in Missouri offering to turn himself in if the reward for his arrest is revoked; a letter from Waco District Attorney Charles B. Pearre recommending the reward for Bill Posey's arrest be increased; a letter from Charles H. Porter in Lampasas reporting lawlessness, gambling, and confusion about carrying arms in his area; a letter from Elisha Guidon in Brorwnsville claiming a previous letter sent under his name was a forgery by Capt. Murphy; a letter from Parthenia E. Hunt in Caney asking about assistance for widows and orphans; petitions for notaries public for Grayson and Tarrant Counties; a Camp Colorado petition reporting Indian depredations and asking for protection; a letter from U.S. Cavalry Col. R. McKenzie at Fort Clark acknowledging receipt of a certified copy of a resolution passed by the legislature on May 26th, 1873; a letter from Denis Lamkins in Sour Spring regarding hog theft; a letter from C.C. Bell in Denton inquiring about an election for justices of the peace; a letter from A.S. Broaddus in Bryan relating to the Agricultural and Mechanical College; a letter from John M. Lawton in Shreveport asking for a requisition on the governor of Louisiana for Zack McFarland, charged with murder; a letter from A.R. Collins in Collinsville regarding the murder of John Harrison by M.V. Brown and J.N. Armstrong and asking that rewards be offered for said parties; letters from Parker and Flippen and B. Cartwright of the National City Bank of New York regarding Texas finance; and a letter from J.M. Eddy in Marshall reporting the Texas and Pacific Railway being completed from Marshall to Jefferson.]
315. Correspondence, July 17-31, 1873
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including notaries public for Port Aransas and for Comanche, Coryell, Grayson, and Gregg Counties; and for a Houston public weigher. Records also include correspondence with Edmund Coffin, Parker and Flippen, Williams & Guoin, and G.M. Rollins in New York City and with George O. Carpenter in Boston regarding Texas bonds; a letter regarding lawlessness in Washington County; a letter from James G. Embry in Oakville reporting John McKenzie selling a flock of sheep on which Gov. Davis has a mortgage; a letter from U.S. Department of State Secretary J.C.B. Davis transmitting information relating to an exploration by Capt. Wilkes; a letter from Gallatin Brown in Brownwood reporting Indian depredations; a letter from Hopkins County Sheriff J.A. Weaver asking for a reward to be offered for C.P. Scarbrough for murdering Jesse Marlow; a letter from John A.C. Gray in New York regarding a portrait of Sam Houston; a letter from Sam Long in Paris regarding the adjutant general; a letter from L.B. Wright in Yorktown complaining of lawlessness in DeWitt County; a letter from Albert Maursund in Austin regarding pay for his services rendered in the treasury; a letter from Panola County district clerk asking for a requisition on the governor of Florida for Stephen Roberts, charged with the murder of Henry M. Johnson; a letter from J. Mayginnes in Missouri asking for information relating to the reward offered for John A. Purnell, indicted for defaulting the county while acting as sheriff; correspondence with Enoch Hoag and officials from the U.S. Department of the Interior regarding the Kiowa tribe and the imprisonment of Satanta and Big Tree; a letter from J.C.B. Davis in Washington, D.C., reporting that John C. Chew was appointed as a commissioner substitute to the centennial celebration; an anonymous letter regarding outlaws in Lampasas County; a letter from Thomas M. Vincent of the U.S. War Department regarding Special Order No. 156, relating to the U.S. purchasing state lands for forts; a draft of a letter from Gov Davis to Gilbert & Moore regarding publication of an Agricultural and Mechanical journal; correspondence from Bryan, Texas, regarding the Agricultural and Mechanical College; a letter from David Holderman in Yorktown enclosing a copy of a coroner's inquest on the body of Thomas Holderman, shot dead by Wesley Harden or Brown Bowen; and a Lavaca County petition asking for a reward to be offered for the murderers of Eliza Johnson.]
316. Correspondence, August 1, 1873
[Records include a receipt from the Brownsville Ranchero.]
317. Correspondence, August 4-7, 1873
[Records include a letter from Samuel Duckworth in Corsicana inquiring about the pardon application of Mr. Dawson; a letter from Joshua J. Johnson in Austin informing the governor he will visit him on business; a letter from J.H. Thompson in Washington, D.C., offering his services to assist in negotiations of Texas bonds; a resignation from Hamilton Stuart as commissioner of the Agricultural and Mechanical College; a letter from S.H. Russell in Marshall introducing Mr. Umbdenstock; a copy of a letter from Attorney General William Alexander to J. Ward in Corpus Christi regarding notary public positions; a letter from Boordman & Garner in Livingston asking what reward will be offered for John Harden; an application from R.W. Thomas in Austin for any available office; a letter from A.E. Thomas in Burton regarding petitions for the pardon of Matthew Gaines; and correspondence regarding disguised parties attempting to assassinate S. Maxwell in Waller County.]
318. Correspondence, August 8-11, 1873
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including notaries public for Kaufman and Rusk Counties, a Galveston custom house position, and A.S. Broaddus applying to be 28th district judge in case Judge Onins resigns; a letter from teacher Thomas Heathman in Huntsville asking if there is any way he can receive his back pay as he is in great need; a letter from W.H. Coleman in Hallettsville regarding a Lavaca County petition to have rewards offered for certain fugitives; a letter from Attorney General William Alexander regarding his opinion in relation to a registration law; circulars regarding teachers' pay vouchers from Comptroller A. Bledsoe; a letter from John A. Lynch in Washington, D.C., relating to improving river navigation; a letter from State Treasurer B. Graham acknowledging receipt of cancelled face plates of Texas bonds; a letter from William D. Hancock in Waxahachie asking for information regarding justice of the peace elections; a letter from J.L.L. Haynes in Brownsville asking about a pardon application; a letter from William Bennett in Virginia asking for certified copies of his discharge papers so he can enter a national veterans' home; a letter from D.W. Bailey in Belton asking if a reward is offered for William Wilkins; a letter from T.J. Crowson in Bryan reporting that he is due back pay for his services as a state policeman; a resignation from a Rusk County notary public; a letter from R.F. Campbell in Bastrop asking for a reward to be offered for Thomas Pierson for the murder of Willis Franklin; and a letter from Augustus Lountze in New York City asking for information regarding the St. Louis and Mexican Gulf Rail Road Company.]
319. Correspondence, August 12, 1873
[Records include applications for notary public positions in Erath, Grayson, and Nueces Counties; a letter from W.H. Woodward in Indianola regarding a bar branch pilot of the Pass Cavallo Bar; a letter from Williams & Guoin in New York City regarding interest due on Texas bonds; and a San Saba petition for a Minute Men company for protection against Indian depredations.]
320. Correspondence, August 13-19, 1873
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including notaries public for Brackettsville and Jefferson and for Bell and Washington Counties, a Houston city recorder, and a pilot commissioner for the harbor at Brazos de Santiago; a letter from Mrs. J. Wall in Hearne regarding the murder of her brother and asking for assistance; a letter from R.J. Blair in Crockett asking for election information; a letter from civil engineer C.D. Anderson amending his report of survey and inspection of the Gulf Western Texas and Pacific Company; a letter from James H. Cooper in Arkansas asking if there is a reward for John H. Pearce; a letter from Henry M. Ryan in Austin regarding back payment for his services; a letter from 1st District Judge William Chambers in Wallisville reporting that the 1st district attorney has refused to attend court; a letter from Jacob Fontaine in Austin hoping for an interview; a letter from Rusk Attorney William L. Davis regarding back pay due State Policeman T.L. Smith; a letter from Charles E. Brodie in Tehuacana complaining that the board of school directors of Limestone County has failed to pay local teachers; a letter from B.B. Lyles in Glenform regarding the election of justices of the peace; a letter from Yorktown justice of the peace L.B. Wright reporting the murder of James Cox and Mr. Crissman and lawlessness due to a gang led by Wesley Harden, Brown Bowen, George C. Tennell, L. Nickles, and Mack Nickles; a letter from Uvalde District Attorney A.A. Dial asking for a reward to be offered for the murderer of Silas Webster; a resignation from a Brazos de Santiago pilot commissioner; a letter from Benjamin F. Butler in Boston inquiring about Texas debt; and a letter from T.A. Steiger in Philadelphia asking for information regarding land grants and the Texas Pacific Railroad.]
321. Correspondence, August 21-25, 1873
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including notaries public for Galveston County and a cattle and hide inspector for Tehuacana; a letter from W.W. Henderson asking if an election for sheriff will be held in Cass County; a letter from Kerr County District Clerk A.M. Farland reporting local lawlessness; a letter from S.B. Sabin in Galveston regarding the claim of Thomas Goggan & Bro. against the state for a piano; correspondence regarding a pardon application for Peter Lopez, imprisoned at the state penitentiary for cattle theft; a letter from Ward, Dewey,& Co., lessees of the state penitentiary, regarding inspector A.G. Malloy, who is absent; a letter from Montgomery and Schlute in Denison asking for a requisition on the governor of Missouri for Willard Ayers and "Columbus"; a letter from Liberty Attorney James B. Simpson regarding the impeachment of Judge William Chambers; a letter from A.S. Broaddus in Bryan regarding the Agricultural and Mechanical College; a letter from Charles Soward in Cleburne asking for a requisition on the governor of Arkansas for Mack Hamilton, wanted for murder; a letter from Juan Benavidaz in Austin asking for permission to carry arms; and a letter from Houston Hides and Animals Inspector Samuel Green wondering why he is being replaced in an election.]
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2014/110-28 322. Correspondence, August 26-27, 1873
[Records include a letter from Longview attorneys asking if a reward is offered for convicting persons carrying unlawful weapons; Paris Postmaster James T. Craig defending his character; correspondence with Attorney General William Alexander and Comptroller of Public Accounts A. Bledsoe regarding disbursement of rewards for capturing fugitives; a letter from J.L.L. McCall of Waco asking for a requisition on the governor of Missouri for S. Anderson; a resignation from Comanche County Sheriff W.P. Milligan; a letter from B.F. Hughes in Missouri inquiring about his pension; and a letter from H. Rosencrans in Illinois hoping for employment.]
323. Correspondence, August 27-31, 1873
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including notaries public for Austin and Galveston and a clerkship in Austin; correspondence with Attorney General William Alexander and Comptroller of Accounts A. Bledsoe regarding disbursement of rewards for capturing fugitives; a Photostat of a letter from Gov. Davis to C. Delano, U.S. Secretary of the Interior relating to Davis' attendance at a conference at Ft. Sill with Native American leaders; correspondence and petitions regarding Moses Wiley as a commissioner to the conference at Ft. Sill; a petition from Ben Thomas and African American residents of Weatherford protesting their inability to obtain justice in their county and asking for executive aid; a letter from W.E. Whitehead in Fort Brown regarding livestock transportation to Cuba and a possible outbreak of yellow fever; a document from the Comptroller's Office reporting the appropriation required for the 1872-1873 fiscal year for printing and salaries; a letter from H.F. Ruby in Brazoria County asking for information about a land title; a letter from E.F. Canon in Moscow, Texas, asking if county election will be held; a letter from N. Gussett in Corpus Christi regarding a quarantine; and a letter from W.E. Selecman in Kentucky asking if a reward is being offered for Jones Duncan.]
324. Correspondence, August 1873
[Records include a Mason County petition recommending Wilson Hey to raise a Minute company; a Bandera County petition asking that they may retain the arms of the Minute Men to protect themselves from Indian depredations; a letter from H.P. Crain in Mineola hoping to be a United States detective; and a report from the GLO reporting the appropriation required for the 1872-1873 fiscal year.]
325. Correspondence, September 1-11, 1873
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including notaries public for Collinsville and Uvalde, an engineer for Trinity River improvements, and an application for a post office position in Navasota; letters from Anderson, Meridian, Springfield, and Tyler inquiring about elections, registration, and tenure of office; correspondence with Edmund Williams & Guoin of New York City regarding Texas' indebtedness to them; a letter from Edmund Coffin of New York City regarding Texas finances and public schools; a letter from Henry H. Hall of New York City asking for statistics regarding Texas insurance; a letter from Nebraska Probate Judge Robert Townsend inquiring if Texas law permits interracial marriage; a letter from James K. Blair in Bonham asking for a requisition on the governor of Colorado for D.R. and George A. Caldwell, wanted for murder; a letter from D.A. Sen Clair in Comanche asking if a reward is offered for Dock Leddingham for killing the Travis County deputy sheriff; a letter from W.H. Davison in Hearne asking a reward to be offered for Washington Powell for murder; documents from Bosque County Sheriff John A. Biffle regarding a coroner's inquest and asking that a reward be offered for A. Wheeler and stating that J.H. and Sol L. Reid are refugees from justice; correspondence with C. Delano and Edward P. Smith from the Office of Indian Affairs in Washington, D.C., regarding R.J. Rowe in Polk County, offering his services as an Indian agent; a letter from T.J. Smith in Beeville regarding the positions of justice of the peace and tax assessor in his area; a letter from J.E. Slater in Brenham wishing to know the value of treasury warrants; and a letter from a Weatherford citizen regarding meeting Gov. Davis at Sherman and escorting the governor to a conference with Native Americans at Ft. Sill.]
326. Correspondence, September 12-30, 1873
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including notaries public for Parker County and at Birdville and Huntsville; administrators for the University of Texas; a commissioner for Texas deeds in New York; and a general application from Trinity County. Records also include correspondence and announcements regarding quarantines in Galveston, in other locations on the Texas Coast, and in New Orleans; letters from Williams & Guoin in New York City regarding bonds and Texas' indebtedness to their firm; resignations from Bee County Sheriff W.M. Parchman and a Houston notary public; a recommendation request for a Texas member of a proposed U.S. Geographical Society; letters regarding local matters in Hearne and Weatherford; a letter from N. Boles in Denison regarding local school trustees; letters from Edmund Coffin and A.D. Shepard in New York City regarding Texas bonds; letters inquiring about voter registrarion in Cherokee and Wood Counties; a letter from acting secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior B.R. Cowen regarding Gov. Davis' transportation from Boggy Depot to Ft. Sill; a Falls County petition asking if Sheriff B.T. Scogin is a defaulter to the state; a letter from F.T. Stephenson in Oak Grove asking for information about the appropriation to pay teachers; a letter from Julia A. Bird in Calvert protesting her husband's imprisonment and prohibitively high bail costs; a letter from J.W. Dunn in Bonham regarding his resignation as justice of the peace; a letter from H.R. Hayden in Connecticut asking for a bound copy of Texas' insurance report for 1873; and a letter from former State Policeman J.Q.A. Carter in Sherman relating to pay and traveling expenses still due to him. Finally, records include letters regarding outlaws, requisitions, and rewards, including a Sulphur Springs citizen asking for a reward to be offered for C.P. Scarbrough for murder; New Braunfels Judge J.N. Everett asking for state aid to suppress a band of outlaws; the Comal County sheriff asking for arms to help him arrest criminals; A. McMordie in Wheelock claiming the reward for C.P. Scarbrough; Cass County Sheriff W.W. Williams asking for a requisition on the governor of Louisiana for John Vaden; a Sherman attorney asking for a requisition on the governor of Kansas for Jerry Crowley, Thomas Kidd, and George S. for theft; and Ward, Dewey, & Co. asking for requisitions on the governor of Louisiana for Thomas Conroy and John Norton for burglary and for Charles Yorke for horse theft.]
327. Correspondence, October 1-24, 1873
[Records include an application for Harris County notary public; a recommendation to appoint A.T. McKinney as a special judge to try Houston County court cases that L.W. Cooper cannot try; resignations from a Wood County notary public, a Tarrant County justice of the peace, and the Grayson County presiding justice; a letter from New York asking for Gov. Davis' autograph; a letter from Nicholas Griggs of Hallettsville relating to teacher quality; a letter from former Texas teacher Charles F. Trimble reporting that he sent vouchers to Jacob Carl DeGress but was never acknowledged or paid for his services; a letter from Spencer Ford of Bryan accepting an appointment as a commissioner of the Agricultural and Mechanical College; correspondence with James E. Reed and David Maltby regarding freedman who served in the Mexican-American War and inquiring about pensions; a Huntsville petition asking for a reward to be offered for Bob Peters, wanted for killing freedmen; a letter from a railroad contractor asking for permission to carry arms; a letter from Fredericksburg clerk H. Bierschrodle asking if an election will be held for Gillespie County officers; a letter from Derusha J. Harrison in Collinsville wishing to have "the description of those assassins who killed her husband published with the reward"; a letter from J.K. Crearey in Indianola regarding vouchers for services rendered by boatmen and a petition for the reprieve of Mr. Rahl; a letter from T.T. Angel in Meridian asking for instructions to remove officers; a letter from D.T. Lubbock in Houston regarding the inspector of hides and animals office; a letter from William Love in Dallas regarding preaching and a schoolhouse in Waxahachie; a letter from an Alabama resident asking if a reward was ever offered for Sandy Phelps, wanted for murder; a letter from La Grange Sheriff R.O. Faires asking if a reward is offered for E.J. Pane; a letter from W.F. Cobb in Jefferson asking for a reward to be offered for William Josey; an indictment in the case of The State of Texas v. John Crutchfield; a copy of the bill of complaint from the U.S. Circuit Court of the Southern District of New York in the case of John S. Williams and William H. Guoin v. Edmund J. Davis et al.; a typed copy of a Denison news article about Satanta and Big Tree and the Native American conference at Ft. Sill; a letter from C.C. Hine in New York City asking for a list of all insurance companies in Texas; a letter from a Grand View citizen regarding school vouchers and taxes; a letter from a San Antonio citizen asking for a polling place to be established in Los Angeles, Texas; a letter from C.C. Collins in Collinsville regarding the local post office; a typed copy of a letter from California and Texas Railway Construction Company engineer F.A. Blake reporting Indian depredations and local troubles; a letter from William Carey Crane in Independence asking about a recommendation for H. Clark for superintendent of public instruction; a letter from Williams & Guoin in New York City relating to Texas bonds; a jury inquest from Linden upon the body of Green B. Shelton, murdered by William Josey; a letter from a Decatur citizen asking for information regarding elections and reporting Indian depredations in his area; and a letter from an Ohio reporter regarding a future visit to report on Texas.]
328. Correspondence, October 25-31, 1873
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including notaries public for Grayson, Harris, and Hunt Counties; a state fish commissioner; bookkeeper for the House of Representatives; an examiner to survey a portion of the Texas and Pacific Railway; and an application for Kinney County sheriff to replace the assassinated J.A. Fries. Records also include a letter from William Looff of Ft. Clark asking a reward be offered for the murderer of Kinney County Sheriff John Fries; a letter from James J. Nix to Attorney General William Alexander regarding an election for justices of the peace; a letter from Y.G. Weaver in Hockley regarding a Pennsylvania woman's request for information about her brother, a veteran; a letter from a Pilot Point resident asking for a reward to be offered for John Crutchfield for shooting Dr. White; a letter from a Corpus Christi resident asking for a special dispensation to marry his step-niece; a letter from J.R. Burnett in Anderson asking for a reward to be offered for George Haynes, alias Duckworth, for murder; a letter from Milam County Sheriff W.E. Mitchusson asking for a reward to be offered for Joe Walker for assault with attempt to murder; a letter from Mr. Hayes in Sherman from the California and Texas Railway Construction Company regarding an inspection; a letter from Tom J. Russell of Beaumont asking for an election to fill the vacant office of 1st district attorney; a letter from Senate Librarian George S. Wagner in Washington, D.C., asking for Texas documents and laws; a circular from the U.S. surgeon general's office regarding war injuries; a letter from Stephenville Presiding Justice D.R. Burroughs asking for a copy of a letter regarding an election for Erath County sheriff; a letter from District Attorney B. Trigg regarding a commission for a special judge in San Marcos; a letter from Kiowa and Comanche Agency Commissioner of Indian Affairs Edward P. Smith requesting that Kiowa and Comanche chiefs be summoned for a council regarding Satanta and Big Tree; and a resignation from a Navarro County justice of the peace.]
329. Correspondence, November 1-26, 1873
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including notaries public for Bexar, Kaufman, Nueces, and Parker Counties and for the town of Navasota; a gardener at the Capitol; Comal County treasurer; Corpus Christi 15th district judge; and a general job request from a Houston resident. Records also include requests to be part of a "Cuban Expedition" as a medical officer or a commander; a letter from Lucien J. Barnes of Little Rock, Arkansas, regarding insurance standards; a letter from two attorneys regarding a Lavaca County notary public; letters from Edmund Coffin in New York City regarding Texas bonds; a letter from a Sherman resident regarding a murderer's possible aliases; a letter from H.J. Wright in Granbury asking for a reward to be offered for Henry Hays, wanted for assault with attempt to murder; a letter from John James and J.C. Stone in Meridian and from Felix Jose Montez in San Elizario relating to local elections; a letter from James H. Starr of Marshall returning an appointment as administrator of the University of Texas; a letter from Mrs. J.P. Butler in Lewiston, New York, thanking Gov. Davis for a letter of recommendation; a letter from John H. Lippard in Weatherford regarding local matters; a letter from Williams & Guoin in New York City regarding their claims against Texas; letters from Wharton, Texas, reporting political troubles and alleging that Sheriff Isaac N. Baughman is a "defaulter"; a letter from El Paso County Sheriff C.E. Ellis inquiring if John Stewart's pardon was granted or if he is to remain in custody; letters from 33rd District Judge J.H. Banton and from Charles B. Pearce in Marlin asking for rewards to be offered for James L. Cox for murdering freedman Alfred Mayes and for the parties who burned the Limestone County courthouse; a letter from James Russell in Bryan reporting that James Tod was hung on suspicion of killing a woman without any trial; a letter from Louisiana Secretary of State P.G. Deslonde regarding state documents; a letter from J.H. Banton of Marlin reporting that J.L. Cox has been killed and that the reward offered for his capture is no longer necessary; a letter from P.W. Huddleston of Halletsville asking for the reward for the murderers of Elizabeth to be doubled; a resignation from a Kaufman County notary public; a letter from A.T. Goshorn of Philadelphia regarding an international U.S. exhibition; a letter from G.B. Russell of San Antonio relating to Satanta and Big Tree; a letter from a Houston resident wanting a copy of his pardon; a letter from the War Department in Washington, D.C., regarding militias and finances; and a letter reporting that El Paso County has no district attorney and asking for an election to be held.]
330. Correspondence, November 27-30, 1873
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including applications and nominations for a group of 30 colonels to be assembled in case of a war with Spain and for George Spencer to raise a company for frontier protection in Gertrude. Records also include a letter from W.C. Hallingquist in Raines County regarding a letter to W.A. Crafts; a letter from A. Siemering in San Antonio regarding Gov. Davis' bill for The San Antonio Express; a letter from the assistant adjutant general regarding the imprisonment of Satanta and Big Tree; a letter from Thomas Sadler in New York resigning as a commissioner of deeds and nominating H.A. Bagley in his place; a letter regarding a notary public in Harris County; and letters from U.S. Department of Indian Affairs Commissioner Edward P. Smith in Washington, D.C., regarding Texans stealing Native American horses and hurting Native American relations.]
331. Correspondence, December 1-11, 1873
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including notaries public for Burnet, Cook, Gonzales, Grimes, Milam, and Navarro Counties; surveyors for railroads and public works; a New York immigration agent; and a military appointment in case of war with Spain. Records also include a letter from an Iowa resident asking for information about William Meyers, believed to be in Texas; a resignation from a Houston notary public; a letter from J. Kaempfer in Hempstead relating to school teachers receiving back pay; a letter from F.G. Franks of Wharton alleging that Sheriff Baughman is making secret preparations to abscond with the state money; a letter from Smith County to Secretary of State James P. Newcomb reporting election results from the newly incorporated town of Zavala; a letter from E.A. Perrenot of Rockport relating to the Aransas County election for cattle and hide inspector; correspondence from W. Carnes of Comanche enclosing affidavits regarding election fraud in Comanche County; a letter from M.B. Loyd in Fort Worth stating that Clara McConnell, whose sentence was commuted by the governor, is still in the penitentiary; a letter from Eley Haney of Palestine complaining of a man who is taking advantage of women; a letter from William F. Clark in Austin regarding finances for state asylums; a letter from Clarksville Sheriff J.L. Carroll stating that he needs two guards to transport prisoners to the penitentiary despite only being allowed to pay for one; a letter from GLO Commissioner Jacob Kuechler in Austin announcing the death of the receiver of the General Land Office; a letter from R.B. Reagan of Rusk regarding an attempt to capture Thompson Woods, wanted for murder, in Louisiana; a letter from District Court Clerk D.F. Davis of Waco relating to the tenure of his office; documents from Indianola 16th District Attorney William H. Crain regarding indictments and asking for requisitions for wanted parties; a letter from A. Bledsoe regarding bills audited by him for Capitol and grounds improvements; a letter from the U.S. Office of Indian Affairs regarding Native American relations; and a Photostat of a letter from Gov. Davis to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Edward P. Smith regarding Texans stealing horses from Native Americans and the imprisonment of Satanta and Big Tree.]
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2014/110-29 332. Correspondence, December 12-23, 1873
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a replacement for 12th District Judge C.C. Binckley after his resignation; an inspector to survey a section of the Galveston, Harrisburg, and San Antonio Railway; a cotton weigher for Fort Bend County; and a notary public in Robertson County. Records also include letters from various town officials asking about terms and upcoming elections; correspondence regarding Texas' finances and insurance policies, including a deposition from Gov. Davis; election results from Colorado County; a request for frontier forces from Henry Warren in Weatherford; a request for a reward for a wanted party from George B. Zimpleman in Austin; a letter from Louis Sorrell in Seguin complaining of ill treatment; a letter from Palo Pinto County Justice of the Peace W.H. Ledbetter relating to fugitive Sol Bragg; letter from B.B. Lyles and M. Priest in Rusk regarding a pardon for William J. Grayson; a letter from Comptroller A. Bledsoe regarding an appropriation to pay justices of the peace; and various power of attorney documents.]
333. Correspondence, December 24-30, 1873
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including notaries public in Burleson County, Hood County, and in Bryan, McKinney, Owensville, and Rockport; T.T. Gammage for 10th district judge; Joseph Bledsoe for judgeship in Sherman; and Capt. George Spencer to raise a company for frontier protection near Gertrude. Records also include letters regarding elections, election returns, and commissions; questions about land and about the duration of offices currently held; letters regarding Texas' finances; a citizen petition from Hood County stating the area is no longer suffering from Indian depredations and asking to ban carrying arms; a letter from Galveston Presiding Justice R.D. Johnson announcing the death of Benjamin C. Franklin, senator-elect from the 12th district; a letter from Red River County Sheriff J.L. Carroll claiming the reward for Erastus Forster if one is offered; requests for recommendations or introductions; a letter from engineer G.M. Dodge of the Texas and Pacific Railway asking for a new section to be surveyed; a letter from Uvalde District Attorney A.A. Dial reporting the "deplorable condition" of the district court and asking for intervention by the legislature; and accounts of election fraud and voter intimidation in Live Oak County and in Wharton County, in which "Klu Kluxism" was involved.]
334. Correspondence, January 1-10, February 16, 18, 1874
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including Joseph Bledsoe to replace Judge C.C. Binckley in McKinney and a Fanning County citizen petition to retain their Treasurer James L. Horton. Records also include letters regarding the Waco 31st district court, a letter from Austin District Attorney B. Trigg relating to an indictment against Robert Martin for forgery; a protest of a private Republican meeting in McLennan County; a letter regarding "the unanimous belief of the court regarding the unconstitutionality of the election law"; a resignation from the Marshall district court clerk; and a letter from Justice of the Peace J.M. Burns stating that he won the election for his position but one S.W. Murphy stole his position.]
335. Correspondence, undated
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including treasurers for Smith and Uvalde Counties, a surveyor for Upshur County, mayor and aldermen in Giddings, John G. Boyle for 6th district judge, Henry Haupt for district attorney of an unspecific district, and a Victoria County citizen petition to retain their treasurer. Records also include a brief in support of John T. Flint, president of the Waco and Northwestern Railroad; an inquiry about Texas' resources; a protest against the act creating Waller County; an anonymous letter advising the governor to veto the "Gulf Colorado & Santa Fe RR bill - (House Bill 291)"; and a letter pertaining to prisoner transport costs; and a petition from Sabine Pass Reporting Health Officer R.S. Morgan, "a dark, dangerous, and malicious man," stabbing Warren Page and asking for a new health officer.]
336. Correspondence, undated
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a superintendent for the State Lunatic Asylum, for state engineer, for the Victoria Advocate to be appointed as a public printer, from Mr. Slater asking to be "one of the three speakers temporarily employed by the House," recommendations for a Navarro County judge, a protest against moving the Refugio County seat, Judge L. Longworth asking to be retained as Southerland Springs county judge, and a petition asking for the incorporation of the town of Bremond. Records also include a petition from San Patricio County reporting election issues and regarding an inspector of hides and animals to be appointed; a petition to the House of Representatives asking they not permit M.A. Gaston to join the House and alleging that his election was due to "fraud, threats, and intimidations on duly qualified voters"; a letter from W.P. Melton regarding his election as mayor of Navasota; a letter from A.P. Brown in Hopkins County reporting open violence against colored people and asking for assistance; correspondence between R.S. Morgan and George M. Peete regarding a quarantine at Galveston; a letter from John W. Irwin defending his conduct as city marshal of Corsicana; and a letter from an "Old Soldier" in Kentucky inquiring about pensions for veterans of the War of 1812.]
337. Correspondence, undated
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including registrars and board of appeals members for Burleson County and for Bowie, Cass, and Marion; city marshal of Calvert; city of Calvert officers; Victoria County officers; Nueces County surveyor; Grayson County justice of the peace; and a petition protesting Chris Higgins' appointment as sheriff of Brazoria County and asking for a Mr. Kolkow to be appointed. Records also include a letter from James Young regarding payment for special police; a petition from clerks of various departments asking for a regular salary; a letter from S.R. Whitley in Henderson asking that District Attorney S.H. Russell remain in office; an anonymous freedman in San Marcos reporting that the Hays County justice of the peace was elected by fraudulent means; a letter from John Lands in Brenham asking for Matthew Warl to be reinstated county treasurer; a letter from Jackson Carter in Cotton Gin regarding elections; and a letter from James A. McKee in Galvestion regarding an alderman.]
338. Correspondence, undated
[Records include applications and citizen petition for James Bentley of Dallas for superintendent of immigration; a protest from Rockport citizens against a quarantine; a report from J.W. Stephenson that an assassination attempt was made upon him in Paris, Texas; a letter from Henry Younger in Trinity County complaining that Justice of the Peace W.C. Thompson is corrupt; a letter from Anderson J. Dorris in Lockhart asking for help finding the murderer of D.M. Porter's son; a letter from a Mr. Slater about registration lists in Alabama; and a transcript from George W. Paschal from the habeas corpus case of Richard Rodgers Peebles, charged with treason for attempting to distribute a pamphlet advocating an end to the war in 1863.]
339. Correspondence, undated
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments, including a justice of the peace for Burnet County, a porter at the Capitol, state geologist, a commissioner to value machinery erected in Bastrop County, a dealer of Texas bonds in London, and a general job application from James E. Slater. Records also include a report from a meeting of Van Zandt County Republicans; a letter complaining about the city marshal of Corsicana; a petition from Fort Bend County charging S.B.B. Tilley with drunkenness and recommending J.C. Smith as his successor for an unspecific office; a petition from Hearne aldermen reporting local violence and lawlessness and requesting assistance; letters regarding introductions, networking, and elections; and a letter from W.P. Bacon regarding a bill for the relief of R.H. Walker.]
340. Correspondence, undated
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments; including Chambers and Liberty County municipal officers from William Chambers; officers for Angelina, Fannin, Titus, and Trinity Counties; registrars for Grimes and Red River Counties; an Aransas County treasurer and surveyor; inspectors of hides and animals for DeWitt and Gonzales Counties; Austin city council and municipal officers; treasurers for Grimes, Jasper, and Palo Pinto Counties; sheriffs in Goliad and Henderson Counties; a cotton weigher for Burton; Tarrant County surveyor; a Washington County inspector of weights and measures; mayor, aldermen, and other officials for Austin County; O.F. Zink for Austin assessor and clerk; Caldwell County aldermen nominated by A.J. Dorris; Jackson County registrar and board of appeals members; a bar branch pilot for Galveston; a Walker County treasurer from House Representative Richard Williams. Records also include a Limestone County petition asking for the reinstatement of Peyton Parker as sheriff; a Fannin County petition asking that J.M. Taylor's appointment be revoked and J.L. Horton be reinstated as county treasurer; resignations from Kinney County Sheriff John P. Fries and a Grimes County registrar; a letter from Senator W.N. Bryant asking for Gov. Davis to return documents regarding his bills; and a letter to James P. Newcomb regarding commissions for Jackson County.]
341. Correspondence, undated
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments; including Navasota mayor and alderman; commissioners to hold a special election in Navasota; a Houston notary public; W.A. Taylor for McLennan County surveyor; district clerks for Live Oak and Navarro Counties; Colorado County sheriff; a cotton and wool weigher for Benton and Brenham; cattle and hide inspectors for Travis County and for Rockport; treasurers for Caldwell and Washington Counties; mayor and aldermen for Clarksville; a surveyor for Jack County; justice of the peace for the 4th precinct in Collin County; Bell County officers; state police recommendations from Jack Helm; and general job applications from two women in Chicago. Records also include a blank oath of office form; a letter from J. Scott in Bremond protesting the removal of the Limestone County treasurer; a petition from Limestone County asking Tom Reynolds be removed as inspector of hides and animals and that W. Harkey be reinstated; a letter regarding the law for hide and cattle inspectors; a letter from John A. Purnell regarding his removal from office by James P. Newcomb and Judge Wood; and an anonymous letter regarding voter registration in El Paso County .]
342. Correspondence, one undated letter, one dated 1880
[Records include a letter from L.T. Glover in Troy to Gov. O.M. Roberts, asking for a charter for his Order of Good Samaritans.]
343. Correspondence, undated
[Records include applications and citizen petitions for various appointments; including surveyors for Bosque, Dallas, Denton, and Ellis Counties; a Washington County inspector of hides and animals; notaries public for Collin, Travis, and Washington Counties; J.A. Philips for mayor of Ledbetter; James D. Woods for judge to replace C.C. Binckley; a treasurer and general county officers for Liberty County; a registrar and board of appeals for Live Oak County; a justice of the peace for the 1st precinct in Jack County; cotton weighers and hide inspectors for Brenham and Washington Counties; notaries public for Austin, Grayson, and Washington Counties; cattle and hide inspectors for Jackson and Navarro Counties; Judge McAdoo for Supreme Court judge from members of the bar in Linden; an alderman for the town of Paris; for a board of appeals change in Hays County; an appraiser for New Braunfels; general county officers for Hill and Jasper Counties; a mayor and aldermen for McKinney; and a board of appeals member for Freestone County. Records also include a letter from Grimes County Deputy Sheriff John D. Garrett protesting against Mr. Lancaster's appointment as county treasurer; a letter from Anderson Rowlett regarding race relations in his area; Limestone County Presiding Justice M.A. Tucker's statement regarding Peyton Parker's conduct after being removed as sheriff by Judge J.W. Oliver; an "estimate of funds needed for the Bureau of Immigration of the State of Texas for 1873" from Gustav Loeffler, superintendent of immigration; an "extract from an act to create the county of Rockwall"; questions from Aransas County regarding the organization of said county and its officials; a letter from W. Frank Carter regarding Judge Soward; internal executive office memoranda; a resignation from a Paris alderman; and a letter from C. Caldwell in Navasota making charges against the mayor and marshal and recommending their removal. Finally, records include citizen petitions asking that a proposed state penitentiary be located in Goliad County; that A.W. Kempton be retained as city marshal of San Antonio; that a municipal election be ordered for the town of Sherman; that Calvert city officers are removed due to their ineptitude; and for T.B. Hearn to be removed as Paris city marshal and be replaced by Frank H. Bradley.]
344. Proclamations, 1854-1876
[Records include Thanksgiving proclamations from state governors for 1867 and 1868, including Dakota, Maine, Minnesota, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina; a proclamation regarding railroad proposals from 1854; an "Extract from Message of Governor Joseph A. Wright delivered to the General Assembly of Indiana. January 9, 1857"; a blank certificate for a county treasurer endorsed by Gov. John Ireland; a certificate endorsed by President of the Republic Anson Jones granting Henry Hubbell 320 acres in 1846; and a document regarding a resolution offered by Mr. Hamilton of Bastrop and the Constitutional Convention of 1869.]
345. Proclamations, 1869-1872
[Records include Thanksgiving proclamations from state governors for 1867 and 1868, including Illinois, Michigan, Nevada, Ohio, and Rhode Island; a proclamation from Gov. Pease regarding certain laws; a petition from Chief John Chickasaw and the Coushatta tribe of Polk County for an appropriation to be made on their behalf since they cannot purchase land; a letter from Gen. E. Canby regarding Lamar County disorders and an increase in troops; a Gov. Davis proclamations regarding port quarantines; a Gov. Davis proclamation regarding lawlessness in Limestone and Freestone Counties, which the governor declares martial law in these counties in 1871; a Gov. Davis proclamation regarding State Treasurer George W. Honey abandoning his office, in which the governor appoints B. Graham as state treasurer in 1872; a list of cities and towns incorporated by special acts of the state legislature through the early 1870s; and a proclamation from Indiana regarding elections.]
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2014/110-30 346. Correspondence, April 30, 1870 and May 1870
[Records include a letter from Gov. Davis to the Senate asking Joseph W. Talbot to be appointed superintendent of public instruction, correspondence with John T. Allen regarding money stolen from state treasury safes, and a message from Gov. Davis regarding "an act declaring the 'number' by which the present legislature is to be designated."]
347. Correspondence, July 2-9, 1870
[Records include letters from Gov. Davis to the Senate asking for various appointments, including district court judges, adjutant general, Supreme Court judges, paymaster of the state forces, major general of the state militia, and a financial agent and superintendent of the penitentiary at Huntsville. Records also include a message from Gov. Davis informing the legislature of his approval of certain bills.]
348. Correspondence, July 11-27, 1870
[Records include letters from Gov. Davis to the Senate asking for various appointments, including district court judges; pilot commissioners for Pass Cavallo Bar and Matagorda Bay, the Galveston port, and Sabine Pass; brigadier, brigadier general, and major general of the state militia; and directors of the penitentiary at Huntsville .]
349. Correspondence, August 2-5, 1870
[Records include a message from Gov. Davis to the House of Representatives about state debt and letters to the Senate asking for district court judge appointments.]
350. Correspondence, January 1871
[Records include letters from Gov. Davis to the Senate asking for notary public appointments, letters from Gov. Davis to Senate President Don Campbell withdrawing district judge nominations, a "Customary statement of the condition of the State" from Gov. Davis to the House, correspondence regarding a report on the superintendent of the penitentiary at Huntsville, and correspondence regarding a proposed state penitentiary to be built in Goliad.]
351. Correspondence, January-February 1871
[Records include a printed version of Gov. Davis' "Customary statement of the condition of the State" to the House of Representatives, a printed message from Gov. Davis "with Documents in Relation to Lawnessness and Crime in Hill and Walker Counties," correspondence regarding a proposed state penitentiary to be built in Goliad, and a letter from a Marcelina resident to J.W. Glenn regarding local matters.]
352. Correspondence, April, September, October, November 1871
[Records include Gov. Davis' messages to the legislature, including letters to the Senate with notary public nominations for various counties, an approval of "An Act to give effect to the several provisions of the Constitution concerning taxes," and correspondence regarding "the embarrassment experienced by the military authorities in locating posts and stations in Texas," including communications from Gen. J.J. Reynolds and Secretary of War William W. Belknap. Records include vetoes from Gov. Davis to Speaker of the House William H. Sinclair, including H.B. 698, "An Act to amend an act entitled an act to incorporate the Belton Bridge Company approved April 12th, 1871"; H.B. 762, "An act to provide for the payment of sheriff in conveying prisoners to state penitentiary"; "An act to regulate proceedings in the district courts of the State"; and "An Act to authorize the county court of Upshur Co to levy a special tax for the completion of the court house in said county." Records also include messages to Senate President Don Campbell, including a veto of "An Act to regulate in part the receipt and disbursement of public money" and a withdrawal of a veto for "An Act making an appropriation for the mileage and per diem pay of the member and the per diem pay of the officers and employees of the 12th Legislature."]
353. Correspondence, April 1872
[Records include a letter from S.A. Hackworth in Brenham regarding Ku Klux Klan activity and Washington court matters.]
354. Correspondence, February-June 1873
[Records include a message from Gov. Davis to the legislature stating he can neither approve nor veto "An Act to repeal an act entitled "an act to provide for the appointment by the Governor of certain officers to fill vacancies."" Records also include vetoes from Gov. Davis to Senate President E.B. Pickett for a "Joint Resolution authorizing the Governor to adjust the matter of the hypothecation of certain Bonds with Williams and Guoin in the city of New York" and for a "Joint Resolution for the relief of Mrs. Belle Murray." Records also include vetoes from Gov. Davis to Speaker of the House M.D.K. Taylor for "An Act to authorize the County or police Courts of Washington and Grimes counties to aid in the construction of the Brazos Bridge near the town of Washington in Washington County, Texas,""An Act to provide for the registration of voters,""An Act to change and define the boundary line of Trinity County and to provide for the further organization of the same,""An Act to amend the first section of an act entitled "an act to provide for the creating of two counties out of the territory now embraced within the limits of Refugio county and to provide for their organization,"" and "An Act to authorize C.H. Randolph, W.A. Pitts, and John O. Johnson to compile an Abstract of titled and patented lands."]
355. Messages, undated
[Records include a list of persons appointed by Gov. Davis and approved by the Senate, a "Republican Ticket for the Constitution for Governor," and a petition and newspaper clipping from Marcelina, Texas, regarding a proposed new location for a state penitentiary.]
Letterpress, outgoing, December 6, 1870-January 2, 1871
[Records include a letterpress book of outgoing correspondence from Gov. Davis with an alphabetized table of contents dating from December 6, 1870, to January 2, 1871.]
Letterpress, outgoing, January 3, 1871-March 16, 1871
[Records include a letterpress book of outgoing correspondence from Gov. Davis with an alphabetized table of contents dating from January 3 to March 16, 1871.]
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2014/110-31 Letterpress, outgoing, March 16-July 10, 1871
[Records include a letterpress book of outgoing correspondence from Gov. Davis and Adjutant Gen. F.L. Britton with an alphabetized table of contents dating from March 16 to July 10, 1871.]
Letterpress, outgoing, July 10, 1871-November 17, 1871
[Records include a letterpress book of outgoing correspondence from Gov. Davis with an alphabetized table of contents dating from July 10 to November 17, 1871.]
Letterpress, outgoing, November 15, 1871-May 20, 1872
[Records include a letterpress book of outgoing correspondence from Gov. Davis with an alphabetized table of contents dating from November 15, 1871, to May 20, 1872.]
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2014/110-32 Letterpress, outgoing, May 24, 1872-November 11, 1872
[Records include a letterpress book of outgoing correspondence from Gov. Davis and Adjutant Gen. F.L. Britton with an alphabetized table of contents dating from May 24 to November 11, 1872.]
Letterpress, outgoing, November 12, 1872-April 4, 1873
[Records include a letterpress book of outgoing correspondence from Gov. Davis with an alphabetized table of contents dating from November 12, 1872, to April 4, 1873.]
Letterpress, outgoing, April 4, 1873-September 8, 1873
[Records include a letterpress book of outgoing correspondence from Gov. Davis and private secretary John J. Stevens with an alphabetized table of contents dating from April 4 to September 8, 1873.]
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2014/110-33 Letterpress, outgoing, March 8, 1872-September 4, 1873
[Records include a letterpress book of outgoing correspondence from Gov. Davis with an alphabetized table of contents dating from March 8, 1872, to September 4, 1873.]
Telegrams, Davis-Coke, October 31, 1873-April 25, 1875
[Records include a letterpress book of outgoing correspondence from Gov. Davis and Gov. Coke with an alphabetized table of contents dating from October 31, 1873, to April 25, 1875.]
Letterpress, Davis-Coke, September, 1873-August, 1874
[Records include a letterpress book of outgoing correspondence from Gov. Davis, Gov. Coke, Adjutant Gen. F.L. Britton, private secretary George F. Dashiell, and clerk Leauford M. Bradley with an alphabetized table of contents dating from September 1873 to August 1874.]

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