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John Bankhead Magruder to Pendleton Murrah, March 23, 1864

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John Bankhead Magruder to Governor Murrah, March 1864

Confidential

HdQrs [Headquarters] Dist of
Texas &c &c
Houston Texas
March 23d 1864

His Excy
P Murrah
Govr of Texas

Governor,

In your letter
of the 19th Inst Your
Excellency required that I
would give you such infor-
mation as I might possess,
of the strength, positions
and designs of the Enemy,
and the means at my
control to defend the
country against him as
well as the reasons which
induced Lieut. General Smith
to order so many Confederate
Troops from Texas.

Your Excellency must be
aware of the importance of
keeping my own designs
and those of the Lieut.
General Guarded from the
………………………..the

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John Bankhead Magruder to Pendleton Murrah, March 23, 1864. Records of Governor Pendleton Murrah, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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