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

Charles Kirsch to General [Benjamin?] Butler, April 4, 1869

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Charles Kirsch to General Butler, April 1869

[A]nd the states atterney [sic] in his
spech [sic] to the jurry [sic] [said] that he is
a yankie [sic] and you know what to
[do] with him[.] [W]e want to get
all of the yankes [sic] in prisson [sic]
that we can in person and
make them pay as much of the
war debt as we can[.] I was
informed after my trial that all
of the jury were clu clucks [ku klux]
men[.] [T]hey had three kais [?] and there [sic]
hats[.] [T]here air [are] about 200 solders [sic]
sent hear [sic] under simelar [sic]
sases [cases][.] I have had too [two] petitions
sent to the governer [sic] one from
directirs [sic] of this place[.]
[Y]ou can refere [sic] to [them?] for the truth
of this letter[.] [O]ne of there [sic] names
is Bengamon Cotade[.]

[N]ow I ask you as a friend to
use you[r] inflince [sic] with the comman-
ding generals of this district

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Charles Kirsch to General [Benjamin?] Butler, April 4, 1869. Correspondence Concerning the Penitentiary, Records Relating to the Penitentiary, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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