Henderson to Eli Chandler, May 2, 1846
Eli Chandler was a well-known soldier and Indian fighter. He fought in the Texas Revolution and in several of the forays between Texas and Mexico in the early years of the Republic of Texas. He was also involved in the Archives War, in which the citizens of Austin prevented the removal of the Republic's papers to Houston. During the Mexican War, Chandler raised and commanded Company K of Col. John C. Hays's First Regiment, Texas Mounted Riflemen, and served in the Monterrey campaign.
To Eli Chandler Esq.
It is desired that all will furnish
You will use all diligence
J. Pinckney Henderson
Henderson to Eli Chandler, May 2, 1846, Records of J. Pinckney Henderson, Texas Office of the Governor, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.