Sam Houston to Edmund Pendleton Gaines, August 24, 1836
in favor of the course which I
had suggested, and was pursuing,
I regard as the most distinguished
Compliment, which it has been my
fortune in life to recieve [sic]. And Sir
it is more gratifying to me than
the Brevet of Captain would have
been to me when an Ensign; and is
certainly a greater evidence of merit
on my part!
I have the honor
to be with Great
Your obt Sert
Sam Houston to Edmund Pendleton Gaines, August 24, 1836. Andrew Jackson Houston Papers #516, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.