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

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George Durant to Governor Edward Clark, September 3, 1861

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George Durant to Edward Clark, September 1861

already twen[t]y companys [sic] more than he
wanted. I dislike to stay here inactive
when others are at work. I would be under
many obligations to You if you would
attend to this matter emeidately [sic] [.]

I am Sir with much
respect Your Osv [obedient servant]
Geo W. Durant

N.B
If you consent for us to go to Arizona
send our commissions blank as we will elect some
of our commissioned officers anew, and if you
do not consent send the 2d Lieut commission
Blank as the company will remove the present
one[.]

Geo. W. Durant

NB. I have just read your requisition for men to
go to the frontier. I am willing to go any where
but prefer Arazonia [sic].

GWD

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George Durant to Governor Edward Clark, September 3, 1861. Records of Governor Edward Clark.

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