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1864 February 08


Letter from James Abraham in Rondo to Governor Harris Flanagin in Washington, Arkansas. Abraham discusses a band of Jayhawkers who are in Sevier County. He believes it would take a force of at least 100 men to arrest all of them.


[Page 1] Rondo Arkansas
8th February/64
His Excallancy[sic] Gov Flanagan[sic]
Dear Sir
Yours of the 2n inst has
been received, we are prety[sic] well satisfide[sic]
that those raskels[sic] are still in the neighborhood
and they are geting[sic] quite tame. they have
been making some threats as to what they
intend to do when they get strong enough[.] I think
they are gaining strength. they seeme[sic] to have a
place of Rendesvuese[sic] in Severe[sic] County and when
interferred with there they cross over in to this
county and from here in [illegible] County Texas
I think with a suffisiant[sic] force to guard parts
and make [illegible], they could all be arrested, but
it would require a prety[sic] good force say one hundred
men. and the parts to be guarded can be [illegible]
out. By persons acquainted with the county I think
it advisable, that when here is an effort made
that we should make a sure thing of it[.] to [illegible]
these men off would do no good, they should if
posable[sic] be saved, whilst they may be come at(?)
the impression is here that the conscript law has been
extended up to fifty five[.] have you seen[sic] the
bill[?] if so please in form[sic] me, of its futures[sic]
and whither[sic] those called out under it will be
[Page 2] permited[sic] to forme[sic] [illegible] [illegible] and organise[sic]
for themselve[sic], or whither[sic] they will be taken to
follow other commands
I have just now herd[sic] that Capt. Lucy(?) is
expected here tomorrow with his squad. I have
no confidense[sic] in his [illegible] [illegible], he is not the
man for the [illegible]
Resptfly yours
Jas Abraham
His Excalng[sic] H. Flanagin
Washington Ark
PS all well[.] the children went down
to Grandma's on Fryday[sic] evening
but returned today in time for
[illegible] this evening

Physical Description

Letter, 2 pages, 9.75" x 9.25"


Civil War; War; Military; Governors


James Abraham

Geographical Area

Washington, Hempstead County (Ark.); Rondo, Lee County (Ark.)




MS.000132, Item 889f


Kie Oldham collection, MS.000132


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Letter, James Abraham to Governor Harris Flanagin, Kie Oldham collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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Letter, James Abraham to Governor Harris Flanagin