Collector Bates

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jnipiilHes i v n i t Liatoc'uin.. - w i l l p e o p l e of e i r 'lionrat -.We Inuty.nnil. we rightepu ' .ill; .man nj)ou reproach upon In conclusion, people on that we that to the Fwoiil'd- Tail 'from ''tlie' want 'of confluence of majority. Intrigue and sectional interests would prevail oven the general interests of all. Tlie high nicc-ol'.Gb.vortior- of a St'ato should not be tbe nlt of n sobllle.' ,,Ue.th»t .'ieeks the (office for like/hf lliS.pD16e,pnlyi ; i3.uhfit for thepuusc.n. Jt. .is position tliai'a ma'n of honor would not fill, gutncd by honorable means and the approbation f : the' people. * : : .. At this time, when the utmost peril is upon rhen every hand anil heart should be united, very fueling of selfishness should bu for/rotten, it s'striiiigr; tliat'tlier'o seems t b b e mrirc difU'ciilty hi' seleullon of one"wliom..we caa all trust, -tlinn n'y-lprnierjperiod:in'tlie history of the State. "Tliia s'ii' lM;'liimculed;;bnt it isa'difflcultand dclic'ale n.liji'fi. l.o.point-.out "any mode of reconciling-con- Hiiiiij; .interoHts-and' conllicting claims of eatidi- .utflM.' 1 that would give satisfaction. To solve the llflleiilty so far as 1 ain concerned; 1 have come he conclusion to'ducline the contest; trusting that otne one of more ability to serve tlie-pedple, profeas tu hove, may be 'their choice. Twill at east IVee myselffi'om tbO' reproach of iveakeulng he : ppivur of t.bc Slate in this great crisis of f do hot, agree" with tlfqse who Ibink that pfllccrs. or aolrtiers'ivlio have 'uithfiilly served their conn- .ry,..fihonid. be excliUicd from holding 'ofliee until il'ter peace, -on tlie contrary \ tlirak they are itled Lo-prfel'erence' il' they have equal qualifica- .ion.over those vvbphave fflctimzd exeui]tion from service or have '^shirked" it. There hns been; from the commer.cemcnt of car, a class ol'-politiciaiis amongst iis, that neither low', · or- hereafter, ought to fill an)' oflice iu tlie state. two or broken. now upon as you us be .true hearts present you can soldier UaTS security nl power witness thu fault. maledictions'' you. It is that class who have been perpetually osition to tbe awa th .cry tba ilierty was iu danger, .that the rights ol' tbe ' sounding. in the ear ol'-tlio people oppo Dxecuiive of tlie Confederacy, and ibo'lawa the ixigenc'tes ol' the situation required. : The .cry ' . ivere trampled under Toot,' has been more miscbiev- iiia, and dune move to destroy the country than Yankee bayonets. .They have /actiously clamored 'or Stale rights, and, have lost Stales. They catered to popular.:f'eeling-iit-. borne liy the cry 'liberty. is in danger'' and have brought their ;ry;to ihe verge of ruin. It may be. considered Dresmn.ption in me to express an. opinion as to what should be the qualifications of the candidate )f .your choice, but in the critical state of our 'airs in future, much wiH.dejienrl on him who ie choHcu to guide them. . We should only our votes-to ouu who Ims been unwavering, in devotion to: our cause from the commencement the contefjC ; one who has judgment to direct, wisdom to devise the best measures for tlic-securi- ty- of pur rights;, one who hits morals, integrity, patriotism and .talent; one wlm will keen at distance sycophants who always cling around.pow- er for corrupt .purposes ; one' whn will not tho State the engineof pirate speculation and one -who will, confine himself to ihe exercise of constitutional., powers of Government ; one will-direct all his energies to tlie public good, who will guard the public interests as if they liis own. In fact the times require an able .and honest man at the head of the Slate; It ia for. people to weigh vreli the merits of all, and for him-who in their conscience they -believe best fill the place, and do so Without favor, affection. . I return sincere thanks to those vrlio haveso kindly tendered me their support, and hope that they will appreciate and approve the motives T a S -Cau S on A bavo deciucd me to vpitbdraw. .1. BATES.

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  1. The Galveston Daily News,
  2. 26 May 1865, Fri,
  3. Page 2

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