Browse Items (11 total)

  • Collection: Papers of Texas Governors

Pendleton Murrah to John Williams, 1865, TSLAC.pdf
Murrah writes to inquire why proceeds from cotton sold on behalf of the state is in Havana, instead of in the state treasury.

Pendleton Murrah to W. J. Hutchins, May 10, 1864, TSLAC.pdf
Governor Murrah writes to Hutchins to justify his State Plan for purchasing cotton and to explain that he intends not to undermine the Confederate Cotton Bureau.

Pendleton Murrah to EB Nichols, March 22, 1864.pdf
Murrah writes to Nichol to explain his State Plan for purchasing cotton, stressing the need to harmonize with Confederate officials while also pursuing the state's own "liberal policy."

Atchison to Secretary of State, September 1865, TSLAC.pdf
Atchison writes from Navasota in Grimes County to ask that the charter of the Brazos Manufacturing Company, first incorporated by a special law in November 1863, be approved by the governor with himsel and Thomas F. Lockett in charge. He argues that…

Letter from Soldier to Pendleton Murrah, December 24, 1864.pdf
An anonymous soldier writes the governor of Texas to encourage him to adopt policies favorable to the introduction of manufacturing in the state. He compares the progress that Texas has made on factories unfavorably to the progress of neighboring…

In this undated document, two formerly enslaved parents in Cherokee County, Texas, petition Governor Andrew Jackson Hamilton for help in recovering their children from "the former owner by force of arms" after they were "taken out of the petitioners…

R. R. Haynes to Pendleton Murrah, January 5, 1864.pdf
An old friend of Murrah's reports on how his administration has been received in the state and on local developments in Marshall, which is now "filled with Govt functionaries, Govt details, and men, and families, whose misfortunes, have driven them…

Special Orders for Colonel Lea, December 4, 1863.pdf
A special order directed to the Confederate engineer Col. Lea instructs him to take "the negroes in his charge" to destroy the railroad between Lavaca and Victoria. Detailed instructions about where to bring th enslaved laborers and how to equip them…

Circular Restricting Penitentary Cloth Sales.pdf
A circular from W. H. Haynes, chief of the Trans-Mississippi Clothing Department, orders that officers must receive approval before buying cloth from the Texas Penitentiary.

J. K. Kelton to Pendleton Murrah, November 18, 1863, TSLAC, 301-44, Folder 7.pdf
Members of the Bosque County court complain to the governor about rising prices for foodstuffs caused by the rates that a local quartermaster is willing to pay to haul corn from 40 or 50 miles away. The court suspects that the quartermaster is…
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