The Civil War in Texas: An Exhibit from the Texas State Library and Archives

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George R. Freeman to F.W. Emory, June 26, 1865

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George R. Freeman to F.W. Emory, June 1865

voluntary and without expectations of re-
ward. Since then the same men and
others to the number[,] in all of thirty[,] have
at the request of the Comptroller and Treasu-
rer stipulated to act as a guard of the Treas-
ury, under my command, till [sic] relieved by the
Authorities of the Federal Government[,] for
which they are receiving out of the funds
rescued from the robbers compen-
sation of $2.00 per day each. Besides the treas-
ury I have in charge the Governors [sic] mansion
with its furniture and other State property,
embracing I presume in moveable value
a very large amount.

Hoping that Genl. Granger will find it
practicable to relieve me at an early
day and that it may suit his convenience
& pleasure to grant the request preferred
for my ___ [?] in the beginning of this
communication I am Major

Respectfully Your Obt. Servt.
G.R. Freeman
Capt. Treasury Guards S.T. [State Troops]

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G.R. Freeman to F.W. Emory, June 26, 1865. Records of the Adjutant General, General Correspondence, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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