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Houston, Samuel (1793-1863) Autograph and Secretarial Letter Signed, 1 November 1836. Paper bifolium inscribed on two and a half pages. To Elijah Hayward (1786-1864) describing the current situation in Texas, and the recent elections, (Houston was elected President) and expressing Texas's interest in joining the United States. The first two pages of the letter in a secretarial hand, with the last two sentences, beginning, "Burnet is a poor dog..." in Houston's hand, signed by Houston. Old folds, small stains, two holes, with the address and seal, and a New Orleans postmark on the verso, 9 3/4 x 7 3/4 in. folded. I have just received your letter of the 6th August, and it gives me much pleasure to know that although far removed from the most of my old friends in the United States, they still evince some interest in my own prosperity and an anxious solicitude for the success of the great cause of political and religious liberty in Texas. The eyes of the world are upon us, and the events of the last twelve months have excited the generous sympathies of many patriots' hearts. We are an infant Republic just emerging from the political season, dark and gloomy have been our prospects, difficulties and dangers have attended on every side, but that gloom has in a great measure been dissipated, these difficulties and dangers have been gloriously surmounted, and the bright star of Texian [ sic ] independence is now moving rapidly onward to the mountain of its glory. It is indeed Read more…


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2013-06-01

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