The Civil War in Texas: An Exhibit from the Texas State Library and Archives

Before the War | 1860: Big Trouble | Secession! | 1861: Opening Act | Dissent

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James A. Cox to Sam Houston, August 26, 1860

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James M. Cox to Sam Houston, August 26, 1860

we are beginning to hope for a better
future. [W]e now have full Confessions of the
Modus Operandi of their operations as abolitionists
and as Horse thieves. [T]here is deep laid
schemes by the Abolitionists to break up
northern Texas[,] much more dangerous than
John Brown[‘]s attempts appear [in] Va[.] [I]t will
astonish you when you have full particulars[.]
[P]ardon me for occupying your time in
reference to matters of a Local Character
in relation to which we are more interested
than all others. I close by assuring you
that we have abiding confidence in your
disposition to give relief when in your
power. I am dear Governor your
most sincerely

Jas M. Cox

To
Genl Sam Houston
Austin Texas

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James A. Cox to Sam Houston, August 26, 1860. Records of Governor Sam Houston.

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