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    Confederate Texas Recruitment Broadside Signed in type "Edward Clark" as Governor of Texas, one page, 8" x 12.5". Austin, August 26, 1861. In part: "Whereas, A requisition has been received from the Secretary of War of the Confederate States, to the following effect: 'You [sic] Excellency will receive, for the war, two thousand men, by independent companies, each company to be composed of one Captain, one 1st Lieutenant, two 2d Lieutenants, four Sergeants, four Corporals, two Musicians, and from sixty-four to one hundred privates...' Now, therefore, I, Edward Clark, Governor of Texas, do hereby call upon the people of this State, to organize themselves into companies, for the purpose of complying with the above requisition. You require no appeal to animate your patriotism...You are now engaged in a struggle for your liberty. Of its propitious termination, there can be no doubt; but in order to make the contest decisive, and of short duration, it is necessary that your most powerful energies should be called forth. Then should every man be up and doing. If you want a speedy peace, you must be prepared to conquer it." Docketed on verso: "Proclamation / of Gov. of Texas / Call for /2000 men / 10 Co. Infantry / 4 Artillery / 3 Sept." Early recruitment broadsides are scarce, examples of the Texan variety are near impossible to find. In near fine condition.

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