Austin Feby 8. 1862
JH Beck Esq.
San Antonio Tex
My dear sir.
Your favor of date
the 31 ult. Has been recieved [sic] by me & content
Your letter touches upon a very
serious evil—one that Cries aloud for
an adequate remedy.
If the men to whom you allude were
moved to flee the Country because of the
Proclamation of the President of the
Confederate States, and that of
the Governor of the state of Texas they
are fully condemned by thier [sic] own
action, and should by no means be
permitted to remain in the Country
but I do not apprehend, that they have
yet made themselves liable to be
Governor Francis R. Lubbock to J.H. Beck, February 8, 1862. Records of Governor Francis R. Lubbock, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.