James G. Fanning to Mirabeau B. Lamar, December 3, 1836
immedate [sic] execution. I can only say, that should you think [it]
poper [proper] to make the announcement, nothing, in my power, shall
be left unattempted which will tend to ensure its success.
So soon as that govt. assumes an appearance of stability, I am
positive there cannot fail of being poured into Texas a torrent
of respectable capitalists, unparalled [sic] in the history of nations.
Would it be possible for you to make such an arrange-
ment as to take New Orleans on your route to the East? We
might then confer on the subject, and I could receive more par-
I send some late N.O. Papers.
Yr obdt servt
Jas. G. Fanning
Vice President Lamar
James G. Fanning to Mirabeau B. Lamar, December 3, 1836. Mirabeau B. Lamar Papers #499, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.