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Mrs. B.M. Clarke to Governor Pendleton Murrah, November 30, 1863

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Mrs. B.M. Clarke to Governor Pendleton Murrah, November 1863

confident that if he is soon released he can
and will prove to the people of the State in
which he has lived over half of his lifetime[,]
that he is a good and noble man[.]

[I]f you will take the trouble to reply to this you will
very much oblige me[.] [M]y Mother, Sisters and
little brothers join me in asking you, and
begging you to be our friend. I am very

Respectfully
Mrs BM Clarke

Hempstead,
Texas

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Mrs. B.M. Clarke to Governor Pendleton Murrah, November 30, 1863. Records of Governor Pendleton Murrah, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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