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

John Dickinson to Haywood Brahan, January 29, 1886

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John Dickinson to Haywood Brahan, January 1886

and I will pay these parties & return
you the Voucher receipted.

Maj Goree arrived here day before
yesterday—took the Board to Oatmanville
where they inspected the Convict Camp
which they found managed in a satis-
factory manner. This morning the Major
went up to Burnet, the Board not being
able to accompany him, but will go up
some time next month, probably when the
explosion occurs that is to blow up the
Granite Mountain. Maj G returns here
tomorrow, Saturday evening.

The work of constructing the walls of
the Capitol Building is progressing rapidly,
a large force being employed—car loads
of limestone coming in daily from Oatmanville,
& granite will be arriving from Burnet in a
few days. On your next visit to Capital Hill
you will see that a tremendous amount of
work is going on[.]

Very Truly Jno T. Dickinson
Texas Penty Board

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John Dickinson to Haywood Brahan, January 29, 1886. Board of Criminal Justice minutes and meeting files, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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