Sam Houston to James Collinsworth, March 7, 1836
Hotchkiss’ interest in inducing the Indians to migrate
to the country. The evidence is conclusive. It would
be well if the steam packet “Wm Brown,” if pur-
chased, should have such guns placed on her as
would enable her to throw grape and canister
into the enemy in close contact, as I am told
she cannot carry large pieces. If Copano
is occupied by us, the enemy will never ad-
vance into the colonies. God bless you—
and may you long continue useful to Texas.
I rode until late last night, and rose early
this morning. Major Hockley desires to be
remembered to you. Please salute my
friends who ask for me.
Ever yours truly,
(signed) Sam. Houston.
There is a Mr. Blount in Washington, who
deserves a Captaincy in the cavalry, if you should
think proper to advance him. I pray that all ap-
pointments in the army, since the 6th of January,
made by the self-styled “Council,” may be set aside,
if the persons should be afterwards appointed. Please
see Doctor Everitt, and he can speak to you of a
Sam Houston to James Collinworth, March 7, 1836. Andrew Jackson Houston Papers #275, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.