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    Confederate Congressman Waul writes Governor Lubbock regarding an arrangement "to have the arms purchased . . . for the defence of Texas"

    Thomas N. Waul Autograph Letter Signed to Texas Governor Francis Lubbock. Two pages, 5.25" x 8", December 14, 1861, Richmond, Virginia. Waul writes concerning the purchase of arms for the defense of Texas: "Mr. G. H. Giddings who is in the full confidence of the War Department will hand you a letter from the Sec. of War [Judah P. Benjamin] which meets with my most cordial approval & I hope will meet your approbation. The investment is a good one under any circumstances a profitable & most patriotic arrangement as affairs now are. Next to purchasing the arms for Texas, it is the best that can be done. In addition I have no doubt that you can arrange so as to have the arms purchased and a very large portion of them reserved for the defence of Texas and placed in the hands of Texas volunteers." After the outbreak of the Civil War, Judge Thomas Waul was elected as a Texas representative in the first Confederate Congress. Two months after writing this directive, he resigned as representative and raised Waul's Texas Legion, which later surrendered to General Grant at Vicksburg in June 1863. Toning and weakness along one fold. Very good condition.

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