Joseph Crawford to Sam Houston, June 7, 1837
New Orleans 7th June 1837.
My dear General.
After a pleasant but long passage We
arrived here on the 25th ultimo.
I have had the satisfaction of receiving your kind letter of
the 18th May, and I shall have much pleasure in order-
ing your Cottage at the time I order my own. I presume
it will be the end of the year before they can arrive in
My report is gone to England, and I have embraced in it
every subject of interest connected with the prosperity of
your interesting Country. I have noticed the probable
alteration in the Tariff, which I hope has been attended to
by D. Everitt and the Finance Committee. I have placed
the infernal Slave concern on as good a footing as such
a misfortune can be represented, but I wish from my
heart that Slavery had never been a blot on your Charter
of freedom[.] You, I know think as I do on that subject
Joseph Crawford to Sam Houston, June 7, 1837. Andrew Jackson Houston Papers #1169, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.