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Redwood, William H.. Letter from William H. Redwood to Judge E. Burnet requesting a letter of aid to send to the delegates at the capital - Transcript, front . April 4, 1861. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 26, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/earlytex/item/2722/show/2720.

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Redwood, William H.. (April 4, 1861). Letter from William H. Redwood to Judge E. Burnet requesting a letter of aid to send to the delegates at the capital - Transcript, front . Early Texas Documents. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/earlytex/item/2722/show/2720

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Title Letter from William H. Redwood to Judge E. Burnet requesting a letter of aid to send to the delegates at the capital
Creator (HOT)
  • Redwood, William H.
Date April 4, 1861
Description Letter from William H. Redwood to Judge David Gouverneur Burnet requesting a letter of aid to send to the delegates at the capital.
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Texas--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
  • Texas--History--1846-1950
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  • Redwood, William H.
  • Burnet, David Gouverneur (1788-1870)
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  • correspondence
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  • Text
Original Item Location ID 1973-001, Box 4, Folder 104
Original Collection Early Texas Documents Collection
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
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Title Transcript, front
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Transcript Headquarters Rio G Hegt Fort Broxm April 4/1661 Judge David E. Burnet Dear Judge /^ This will be handed you by Major Waller, recently in command of a company at this place. He is enroute for Austin where he will deliver a letter for me to Judge Roberts relative to an appointment in the <^rmy - Ify object in writing by Major Waller is to request that you and Genl Sherman will aid me in my application and Major Waller will take charge of any letter you may- write to influential persons ±rx Austin Being a comparative stranger in the State I labor under great disadvantage, but if you will not think I am presuming too far, I believe that a favorable letter from yourself would aid me materially in securing the appointment - Genl Sherman also would do me a faVor by giving me a good word - Having been among the first to offer my company to the Convention, having contributed to the Rio Grand Expedition as well drilled orderly and efficient compy and upon the call for Six months volunteers having lead the Second company that was organized and started for Brownsville - Having in each of these organizations held the rank of 2nd Captains, and upon occupying the fort here whe^f evacuated by the U.S. troops, having been placed in command with three full companies -XJJXXgX one of which was commanded by Captain Waller himself who has now been appointed a major over me. Furthermore, having, with the assistance of my Lieutenant, been ordered to drill all the other Captains commissioned, and now - comd officer^ in the command in consideration of these things I think I may, without being charged with exacting too much, urge a claim in $t}y behalf before the State. We are now tolerably well quarted here though we are subject to many privations still - SEE We have not a chair or table or a piece of furniture of any kind here in the quarters of the Comdg offi oar of the Fost my dinner table is a fire screen laid on top of a large box and for ehairs I have to soap boxes - We sleep on blankets on the floor and fried bacon is quite a delicacy with us - ham would be a luxury - Money i^e have none - When I left G. I had 35 cents but I spent all of that at Bazos & now I am left as all penniless - Yet all these thin1 s you and Genl S. and others have endured before for the love you bear your country, and so do I now without a murmmer n V vi 3