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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Saturday, May 17th, 1862

To day I contracted with & sold to Messrs. Dreyfus & Levy the remainder of our stock of goods. after the entire time & conditions of the sale had been settled, we proceeded to take stock. The boys are at work on the fence. the [Trinity] river commenced to fall gently. weather changeable & warm.

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benotforgot said...

May 17.—At Galveston, Texas, Captain Henry Eagle, commanding the United States naval forces, sent the following message to the commander of the rebel forces at that place:
“In a few days the naval and land forces of the United States will appear off the town of Galveston to enforce its surrender. To prevent the effusion of blood and destruction of property which would result from the bombardment of your town, I hereby demand the surrender of the place, with all its fortifications and batteries in its vicinity, with all arms and munitions of war. I trust you will comply with this demand.”