Telegrams on Trouble at Sandy Point,
The 1870s were the most violent and lawless period in Texas history. Outlaws, vigilantes, and desperados made the Texas frontier their playground. Vigilantes carried out home-grown justice according to their own lights. Horse thievery and cattle rustling were a constant problem. And racial animosity between whites, Hispanics, and African Americans brewed beneath the surface of many incidents.
This dramatic series of telegrams shows an outbreak of violence at Sandy Point in Brazoria County and how Governor Hubbard reacted. Hubbard's correspondent is Will Lambert, a Houston-area journalist, aide-de-camp to Governor Hubbard, and colonel in the Texas State Guard.
Dated Houston TX 1877
Negroes in armed force
Telegrams on Trouble at Sandy Point, July-August, 1877, Records of Richard Hubbard, Texas Office of the Governor, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.