I should also like to know the prospect
of getting arms, as we are really in
need of them in this section of coast[.]
There are no arms of any description to be
had in Galveston or Houston[.] If this
State can furnish arms what kind
are they and when and where can they
I remain very respectfully
Your obdt Sevt
Hal G Runnels
Capt Sanjacinto Guards
My Post Office is Houston, Harris Co.
I have no doubt that in a few days
I will have a hundred men in my company[.]
Ansd. April 30, 1861.
“Cannot receive any but Infantry for
Confederate Service[.] Would receive them
immediately for the state if I could
put them to service. Cont[inue] organization and
be ready[.] Pay to commence when
called to the field[.]
No arms etc.
Hal G. Runnels to Governor Edward Clark, April 23, 1861. Records of Governor Edward Clark, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.