These notices might be multiplied, but it is unnecessary.
A vacancy occurring in the rank of brigadier-general, a great many of the Texas journals testified their good — will by expressing the hope that General Johnston would be appointed to it; a fact which is now mentioned merely to show their satisfaction with his administration on their frontier.
The following instance is given as an illustration of General Johnston's mode of dealing with the people of the frontier.
The citizens of Hays and Comal Counties joined in a petition to General Johnston, requesting him to station a force to protect their settlements.
To their spokesman, Judge William E. Jones, General Johnston sent the following reply:
San Antonio, Texas, December 1, 1S56.
dear sir: Your letter in relation to the exposed condition of the settlements between the Guadalupe and Pedernalis Rivers, embracing those of the Blanco, has been received.
Captain Bradfute, Second Cavalry, with the effective strength of