Samuel Sawyer to Sam Houston, October 3, 1835
I understand he is about Nacogdoches & his sister left here for Texas, &
her brother in law last week. It is from some expressions used in relation
to his conduct with the Creek Indians. I hope you will not have
come in contact before this meets you; but that you will be willing
as I know you are able to enter into satisfactory explanations, &
that you may become friends & useful citizens.
Had I youth & strength enough, I would be [be-]
side of you instead of this epistolary substitute.
Wishing you all health & happiness
I remain your old & true friend.
Samuel Sawyer to Sam Houston, October 3, 1835. Andrew Jackson Houston Papers #88, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.