Samuel Williams to Bartlett Sims, July 1, 1832

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Samuel Williams to Bartlett Sims, July 1832

July 1st 1832

Dear Sir.

This once happy and [pros-]


perous country is now a perfect ch[arnel]


house of anarchy and confusion and it


appears as if every bad passion was uniting


for the complete destruction of the country[.]

But one possible course is now left


to save us all. We must be firm and


faithful to this government that has


done so much for us and every man


must now take that side and stick to


his oath.

You must not spare horse


flesh, nor labor nor pains nor fatigue[.]


[R]ouse up the Curtises, the Burlesons,


the Bartons, and all the other adopted


sons of the government[.] I call upon


you in the name of our father and


protector, Stephen F. Austin, fidelity


to Mexico, acts and deeds, are now

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Samuel Williams to Bartlett Sims, July 1, 1832. Mirabeau B. Lamar Papers #147, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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