Andrew Jackson Donelson to Sam Houston, November 12, 1847
boy that I have named Martin and
that I count upon as a reformer some
60 years hence if the Democrats go
astray and forget the old Republican
principles. My son Daniel, the playmate
of yours, has recovered his health and
is smart enough. My two daughters are
learning all that they fancy in European
art and literature, and Mary threatens
to produce a work that will equal
Betina von Armens. John if he
lives 2 years will speak Latin, French,
and German, and be prepared for a professor-
ship, if you intend that we shall have
colleges instead of wars and bullfighting in
All unite in kind
remembrance to Mrs. H and to yourself.
I am waiting for an opportunity to send you
some German specimens of art.
Andrew Jackson Donelson to Sam Houston, November 12, 1847. Andrew Jackson Houston Papers #3654, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.