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Sam Houston to C.A. Waite, March 29, 1861

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Sam Houston to C.A. Waite, March 1861

Austin, March 29, 1861

Dear Sir:

I have received intelligence
that you have or will soon
receive orders to consantrate [sic]
United States troops under your
command at Indianola
in this State, to sustain me
in the exercise of my official
functions.

Allow me most respect-
fully to decline any such
assistance of the United
States Government, and to
most earnestly protest
against the consentration [sic]
of troops or fortifications in
Texas; and request that you
remove all such troops out
of this State at the earliest
day practicable, or at any
rate, by all means take no

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Sam Houston to C.A. Waite, March 29, 1861. Andrew Jackson Houston Papers #4301, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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