Collector Bates

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jiist- mother o f f.itliHrs t i o n on tlie to ;:'»f at day. it temporarily simply allegiance it .anil .we have .f no r-. ': CAMP, E A K K A U U BEE, M'ny. ED. N E W S ' : -- l l a v i u g - b e e u dictate tor Governor, and having decided to a"contest for .that 'oflice, T trust the reasons-that induced me to consent to tho announcement of ntirne and those for 1 declining, 1 may not lie considered obtrusive or'improper.- ; · In the course of the AV'interanrt Spring [ bad ceived'm.iuy letters I'rom' different, sections of the State, (not from politicians,) who were pleased attribute to me qualities .suitable for the Chief Magistrate oT the.'Stato.'.at a time when onr liber- tics were . in danger.: It s'ee:ned : ,-ulso,-to be tho general wish of those'who bad- served under a n d ' o f those generally'amongst whom that 'I should be ;v candidate. I 'considered- in times like those upon" ns, it"was a-sacred alike incumbent upon a l l , to serve their some capacity. The prospect of .an.' paign'wtis hcl'ovc ,ris,-my age and great weight person" made 'ft impossible, that I conld'discharge the" chitics.'of Colonel i n ' a n active campaign -that' degree, of-' promptness 'and energy sack a cause as ours fecinirei]. -' I-felt unwilling to .'office.unless I- conld share .with officer anJ soldier the darigeiv]inrdaliip | and'privatiori-incident to an : active state ot'-marfare. 1 felt some confidence ia' myself tlmt, as Governor;-!-could berof scr-vico to the .Coulederacy, ; tlib State "and the.people. : 7 kDew.tbnt every-energy of: mind,-every feeling of ·heart I- possessoil, .would be directed'to-that end,' tincTl · hoped' [ miprht ; lie. the'.means of: correcting- =,,.,,,·. ,,.,;!., n,, t..i,i -vept into'-th'c administration aomc evils titat had cr of.onr: aliairs,. -and Suggest measures .that .would prevent future abuses and. be .of service, to lite State. These considerations induced me to cou ; sent to the announcement. , . ; Tf ail tbe candidate^ now before the people continue to" press their claims, it is certain that of .them will ; receive! a majority.of the votes cast, perhaps not. more tUan a third or fourth. A .ernor to be nsel'nl niist have tlie confidence of 'majority ol the" Legiilatuve, (otherwise, from the day lie takes office,.hi encounters opposition--that. '·will 1 -paralyze his best intended efforts to serve State. ' -However wet intended his ett'Qf ts niiglit : be,' it i is to

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

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  • Collector Bates

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