General Charles Griffin to Throckmorton, April 26, 1867

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same bad spirit of partizanship; while the Presiding

District Judge, is described as a "Rebel General."

Animated by a kindred feeling of hate towards the

suffering loyalists of these Counties.

The Petitioners furthermore aver that

Union men, who have already been examined and

discharged by a loyal jury, as guilty of no crime,

under the administration of Governor Hamilton, are

held to answer at the next term of the District Cou.,

on the charge of murder in the first degree, and

that they have no hope of an equitable trial.

Such grave charges of maladministration,

if false, should be disproved without delay; if true

the remedy must be swift and effectual.

If the statement in the petition with reference

to the Thompson Brothers is true, I request of your

Excellency to protect them, in person and property,

from all attack.

Please let me know your action at the

earliest moment.

I have the honor to be, Sir,

Very Respectfully, your obedt.

Chas. Griffin

Bvt. Maj. Genl. U.S.A.

Comdg.

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General Charles Griffin to Throckmorton, April 26, 1867, Records of James Webb Throckmorton, Texas Office of the Governor, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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