Fear, Force, and Leather: The Texas Prison System&rsquot;s First Hundred Years 1848-1948

State Penitentiary Commissioners to Governor George T. Wood, July 20, 1848

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Penitentiary commissioners to Governor Wood, July 1848

four acres. The undersigned would recommend
that your Excellency direct the Comptroller of
the state to issue his warrants upon the
Treasury to the above named gentlemen for
the sums agreed to be paid them respectively,
and mentioned as the consideration of their lands
in the deeds of purchase.

They also present herewith these
deeds for rock privileges, and one for white
oak timber.

The titles to the lands purchased have
been investigated and are found to be
indisputable.

The undersigned believe the site
selected to embrace nearly all the advantages
contemplated in the act and more of them
than they could find united in other places.

All of which is respectfully
submitted

Huntsville
July 20, 1848

John Brown (Red)
William Menifer
William Palmer

Commissioners

 

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State Penitentiary Commissioners to Governor George T. Wood, July 20, 1848. Correspondence Concerning the Penitentiary, Records Relating to the Penitentiary, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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