Lubbock to Jefferson Davis, November 13, 1862

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the new laws be imposed I do not believe


I can get them.

There is a feverish anxiety


pervading the Public Mind as to what may happen


here this winter. We appear to the allegedly being assaulted


on the coast by the enemies Gun Boats and


marauding parties; if nothing more formidable


invasion is expected on our Northern Border


When recently great outrages here have been


committed by Indians and Jay Hawkes,


as also the discovery of many from Territory.


Many believe that we will be invaded


from the West; under these circumstances


our People are really uneasy. They all


will leave home poorly provided [?][?]


with arms and ammunition; hence the


great reluctance to see any more men


leave the state at this time.

I have at all times


and on all occasions assisted in sending


men out of the State to scenes of war


action and I dislike now to


admit that we should send no more.

I am however of the opinion


that the [?] men in Texas should be


permitted to remain here until next


Spring, and if by that time necessity should


require Texas to furnish an additional


number I feel safe in saying that her


people will be ready to respond.

The permitting of so many new


organizations since the passage of the Conscription


law has done much harm and I assure


you that unless Regts are consolidated


the old ones can never be filled up.

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Lubbock to Jefferson Davis, November 13, 1862, Records of Francis Richard Lubbock, Texas Office of the Governor, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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