James Treat to Mirabeau B. Lamar, February 15, 1840
Mexico February 15th 1840.
My dear Sir.
I have the pleasure to wait on you with the
Enclosed duplicates, Seven in number, being, (with
those already transmitted) copies of all my letters
to you, except one of the 7th inst, accompanying, and
Explaining, three copies of Letters, written to the Secy
of State Mr Canedo, one of which only had been sent
him, up to the above date. Duplicates of this letter,
and the accompanying papers No 1 & 3 I shall
have the honor to transmit you, in a few days,
together with other copies of [the] same character,
all which Shall then be explained at more length
as by this days [sic] post I have only time to prepare this
despatch. Hereafter my duplicates shall follow
their originals, more promptly, and regularly,
than heretofore. As the season is advancing, and
the weather becomes milder, my health is better
and I shall not have, I hope and trust this difficulty
to contend with. The copies I send you here-
with were taken by a foreign Gentleman, a
friend who is entitled to my entire confidence.
The originals were all written in great haste and
confusion, when my health was quite indifferent,
and I therefore claim your indulgence for the matter,
as well as manner, of their contents & execution.
With the copies, I trust, they will be found intelligible.
James Treat to Mirabeau B. Lamar, February 15, 1840. Correspondence with Mexico, Texas Secretary of State records, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.