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P.L. Burquor to Francis R. Lubbock, September 8, 1863

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P.L. Burquor to Francis R. Lubbock, September 1863

San Antonio Sept 8th 1863

Dear Sir.

I am again compelled to
apply to you for a favour. The case
is this[.] Within the last six weeks I
have been deprived of all my Police
but one, and within the last few
days this one was enrolled for the
approaching Draft of the Militia.

John Hodge[,] the individual
in question[,] is the only person I can
procure[.] [A] good and reliable policeman
independant [sic] of being in my employ[,]
he holds the Certificate of the Mail
agency at this place as stage driver
which he performs when required[,]
dividing his time between the du-
ties imposed by the City and the
stage line. I would therefore re-
quest most Respectfully that he
receive your further certificate of
exemption from Militia service.
The City Government of San Antonio is
as necessary at the present time and
probably more so than at any other

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P.L. Burquor to Francis R. Lubbock, September 8, 1863. Records of Governor Francis R. Lubbock, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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