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as, concerning the appointing power as emanating from General Johnston as proffered by the Texas commissioners in the United States, have a tendency to cast blame on them, it was foreign from my design. The only power that they seemed to convey was recommendation for promotion, and my impression was that it was by the Government authority. Yours, respectfully, William O. Turner. To General A. S. Johnston. George B. Jones, Witnesses. J. S. Sydnor. Executive Department, Galveston, May 2, 1842. Sir: Your note of yesterday's date, disclaiming any illegal acts against this Government, or any participation in or knowledge of the conduct of certain persons who, in the United States, are representing themselves as the agents of certain committees of vigilance in this country, acting in entire independency of the constituted authorities of the country, and who, it has been represented to the Executive, are offering to grant commissions in an army to be commanded by yourself, has j