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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