Donald Campbell to Pease, August 25, 1868

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town. Yelling and shooting and all manner of things


were done to alarm loyal men and freedmen. It


was feared at the time that the troops would be


attacked and they stood with their guns in their


hands ready to resist them. But fortunately


everything passed off without injury to any one.

It is understood here that 300 of the expected


troops have reached Marshall. If so, we may ex-


pect them here very soon. But when they come,


will it be sufficient if the rebels will be quiet u-


ntil they are withdrawn? This has been the practice


heretofore, and the moment the troops are taken away


they commence their devilment again. They must


be hunted up and punished. They must


be made to fear a violation and resistance of the


authority of the U. States. Without it, all will go


for nothing. Turning outlaws and assassins over


to the Civil Authorities amounts to their sure


release. They must be tried by Military Commissioners


the moment they are caught and dealt with as they


deserve.

By last mail we rec'd letters from our


friends Judge Caldwell and Mr. Grigsly. I would


write them, but don't know when the Conven-


tion will take recess and fear they might leave before


a letter could reach them and in either event


they can hear from us through you. We will

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Donald Campbell to Pease, August 25, 1868, Records of Elisha Marshall Pease, Texas Office of the Governor, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

 

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