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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

Enemy, and particularly the
strength and position of
our Forces. To have them
known in the community would
be to communicate them
to the Enemy, but having
every confidence in the pa-
triotism and prudence of
the Chief Magistrate of
the state, I have no
hesitancy in enclosing
to You Excellency a state-
ment showing what you
desire.

This is done in confidence,
which I am sure Your
Excellency will respect
religiously.

I am Govr Very respy [respectfully]
Your obt servant
JB Magruder
Major General
Comdg &c &c

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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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