Hugh McLeod to Mirabeau B. Lamar, October 22, 1838
warriors with us.
I wish very much to go to Houston
but cannot while this continues.
General Houston held a
long conversation with me a few
days before he left San Augustine
respecting yourself & requested me to
communicate it. He said that
officers men, & the enemies of both,
had fomented angry feelings between
you etc. etc. etc. He was charged he
said with being your enemy. [I]t was
false, but, had it been true, he was
a patriot & would always bury
private animosity in a regard for
the public event. That he was charged [?]
with the design of forming a party
to thwart your administration. He
scorned such a course. [I]f his own
had been clogged by unprincipled
men, it would afford him no grati-
fication to see yours suffer from
the same cause.
Hugh McLeod to Mirabeau B. Lamar, October 22, 1838. Mirabeau B. Lamar Papers #846, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.