Runnels to Rip Ford, March 10, 1858

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done for the State to pay for it, instead of

keeping a force at ten times cost under pay.

Do whatever you are going to do quietly and

let the thing be put a stop to as soon as pos-

sible, as I have said to you upon your repu-

tation and mine the good and welfare of the

country depend on something being done to

justify the belief of an existing emergency.

If something is not done the people

who have the bill to foot will regard the whole

affair as a humbug gotten up for the benefit

of a few croakers whose wish it is to live from

the public crib and those of us who have

lent a willing ear to reports as miserable

dupes only.

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Runnels to Rip Ford, March 10, 1858, Records of Hardin Richard Runnels, Texas Office of the Governor, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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