Hogg to Sheriff J.C. Howard,
September 10, 1891
A desire for vigilante justice against prisoners was a common cause of mob violence around the turn of the century. Governor Hogg took aggressive measures to deter crime and increase respect for law enforcement, as shown in this letter about an outbreak of mob violence in Longview.
Hogg to Sheriff J.C. Howard, September 10, 1891, Records of James Stephen Hogg, Texas Office of the Governor, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.