Lubbock to Jefferson Davis, November 13, 1862

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I of course only speak for Texas, I know not


how it is in other localities.

I am clearly of


the opinion that the Old Regiments that have seen


so much hard service and reflected so


much on themselves and performed


such gallant deeds for the country


should be fostered cherished and cared


for. Those veterans should be kept together


and their identity preserved even if it


be at the expense of the late organizations.

Can you not spare us a


few thousand arms for this state. If


we could get back the old rifles and shot


guns that have been taken off by our men


and which [?] have been laid aside


for men appears this we would


feel better able to defend our state.

If I could be assured of any


firearms I would send an agent


to attend to their transportation.

Will you not send an order


to the Commanding Genl suspending the


late act for the present within the


state of Texas.

Let me hope to hear


from you soon.

With Sentimental assurances


of my high regard and esteem


I am your Excellent


friend

F.R. Lubbock

To His Excellency


Jeff Davis


President

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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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