Sam Houston to James Collinsworth, March 7, 1836

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Sam Houston to James Collinsworth, March 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

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Sam Houston to James Collinworth, March 7, 1836. Andrew Jackson Houston Papers #275, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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