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T.P. Debor to Pendleton Murrah, March 22, 1864

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T.P. Debor to Governor Murrah, March 1864

the lack of medicines, so that Soldiers’ wives
and families often suffer for want of proper
medical attention. As for myself I am
working away with all my might,
doing the best I can with the meagre [sic]
supply of means to dispense relief to
the “thousand ills to which human flesh
is heir.” We must have medicines if they
can be had. In order to get them
I must go to San Antonio—Laredo—or
Eagle Pass with Gold or Cotton. We
have cotton but no gold. I wish you
my Dear Governor to get or give me
a permit so that I can send some
cotton to get some medicines without
danger of having it and the teams all
pressed[.] You know that I am in favor
of supplying the army with medicines &c
but the people must have some too.
Please let me hear from you immediately.
With every wish for your future health
and success, I remain

Your most obdt. Servant
T.P. Debor

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T.P. Debor to Pendleton Murrah, March 22, 1864. Records of Governor Pendleton Murrah.

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