Part 7, Note 41
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Galveston Tri-Weekly News, March 9, 1866; Letter of Caledonia C. Wright, March 11, 1866, Josepha Wright Papers, The Center for American History, University of Texas, Austin, or transcription in William H. Harrison, Alleyton, Texas "Back Door to the Confederacy," (Alleyton: Show Me Type and Print, 1993), p. 181; Colorado County District Court Records, Civil Cause No. 2098: Colorado County v. William B. Dewees, et al.; [Houston] Evening Star, April 12, 1866. It is at least possible that all three robberies were committed by the same gang of men. Perhaps it is no coincidence that they occurred after the departure of Freedmen's Bureau agent John T. Raper but before the arrival of his replacement, George Van De Sande.