Triumph and Tragedy: Presidents of the Republic of Texas

Edward Hall to Mirabeau B. Lamar, August 8, 1841

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Edward Hall to Mirabeau Lamar, August 1841


New Orleans August. 8. 1841

Dear General

            I have forwarded the Draft
given me Col Love & have reason to believe
it will be paid  Mr Bryan[‘]s and my loss in this
Carriage Business will be over 300 dollars
half of which I think you will not refuse
to make up. Since my arrival here
I have had some warm arguments about
the past acts of the Government and of
Sam Houston etc. etc. I have met some
stubborn supporters of Sam Houston who are
on visits here from Texas—and every thing that
can be conjured up against you, Judge Burnett
Dr [John Gordon] Chalmers & all in the Cabinet goes to Sam
Houston[‘]s advantage; Judge Burnett[‘]s war message
which I consider as consistent an act under
the circumstances as ever was performed—
your Santo Fae [Santa Fe] Expedition, the appointment
of Dr Chalmers etc. etc. are among the many
objectins [sic] to the Election of Judge Burnett—but
I certainly feel a little self satisfaction

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Edward Hall to Mirabeau B. Lamar, August 8, 1841. Mirabeau B. Lamar Papers #2077, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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