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Kirby Smith to T.J. Sprague, May 1865 (undated)

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Kirby Smith to T.J. Sprague, May 1865

proposed by a victorious enemy, the
greater is the certainty of a speedy &
lasting pacification, & that the
imposition of harsh terms leads
invariably to subsequent disturbances[.]

The propositions above mentioned
contain terms which the Trans
Miss Dept can rightly claim
& the United States Government
can justly concede.

(Signed) E Kirby Smith

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Kirby Smith to T.J. Sprague, May 1865 (undated). Records of the Adjutant General, General Correspondence, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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