taken hold of by the civil authorities.
The most that can be done by these
authorities would be to arrest and
transport them from the Country.
Such persons are here for no
good purpose. Being under this impression
I would advise you to keep an eye on
them at all times if possible and on
the first infraction of the law, cause
an Affidavit to be made before Judge
Devine, and have them arrested. I
do not doubt in the least that he
will visit upon them the severest
penalty of the law. Advise with
It is the duty of every good citiz-
en, to aid and assist you in
preventing those persons from
doing injury to the cause of the
South. Certainly you can enlist
many of the reliable citizens of
San Antonio in the labor of
bringing these men, to justice
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.