Murrah to "My Countrymen," April 27, 1865

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They will not -- they must not


look in vain.

With God's blessing it may


yet be the proud privilege of


Texas, the youngest of the


Confederate sisters to redeem


the cause of the Confederacy


from its present perils.

In extent and resources


Texas constitutes an empire


in herself. Favored of nature,


she is inaccessible to her enemies


her soil is unsullied by the


fear of an invading army. Her great


resources, if prudently husbanded


and wisely applied are equal


to any emergency.

Acceping


in their full significance


the facts of our situation


there is no reason for yielding


even to a momentary panic, still


less for giving way to unmanly


despair.

Be firm and true


to yourselves, above all things


be united. Drive with scorn


and contempt, from your midst


the crawling demagogue who


would array one class of the


community against another.


He is your worst enemy


who would sow dissentions and divisions


among you.

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Murrah to "My Countrymen," April 27, 1865, Records of Pendleton Murrah, Texas Office of the Governor, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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