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D.H. Farr to Governor Francis R. Lubbock, February 13, 1862

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D.H. Farr to Governor Lubbock, February 1862

ment _____[?] the 11 of this month to meet
us again at the same place[.] [W]e met
acording [sic] to appointment & he didnot [sic] appear[.]
[W]e then went to freidericksburg & thare [sic]
I was informed that the enroling [sic] officer &
his German friends had left town to organ-
ize the freidericksburg or gillaspy [Gillespie] squad
& intende [sic] to meet the next day at [C]omfort
a nother [sic] dutch town in Kerr county for the
same purpose[.]

I have been informed by Mr Cooley &
Cameron of freidericksburg that he
was borrowing German names to enable him to organ-
ize so as to enshure [sic] his election as capt
& then to supply thair [sic] places by substi[.]
I have it from a respectable man by the
name of lane of Kerr county that he has enroled [sic] sev
in blaco [Blanco] county near sisterdale & one of
whitch [sic] is running for lieutenant by the
name of Degner[.]

I also was informed by our mail rider that
he had 19 or 20 enrowled [sic] at [C]omfort &

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D.H. Farr to Governor Francis R. Lubbock, February 13, 1862. Records of Governor Francis R. Lubbock, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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