Triumph and Tragedy: Presidents of the Republic of Texas

James W. Parker to Sam Houston, June 6, 1837

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James Parker to Sam Houston, June 1837


is attempted the Sooner the better[.]

Will the nerve of the conquering ‘Hero at San Jacinto
be Still and let our bleeding fathers, Mothers, Brothers,
Sisters and children cry in vain and offer no chering [cheering]
or promising prospects of release or revenge[?]

I wish the favor of your Excellency to look over
yours to me of the 29th Jany Inst—tho I am poor
and let me be as Simple as I may I have feeling
I have had the cause of Texas at heart. I have
done every thing in my power to assist the
cause of Texas over the head of as many
privations as any man can possibly think

I feir [fear] I have already worrid you[r] Excellencys
patience[.] [B]elieve me I have not intended
a insult to you[r] Excellency in this address.

I have the honor to be your Excellencys
most obedient [?] Servt.

Jas. W. Parker

His Excellency
Sam Houston

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James W. Parker to Sam Houston, June 6, 1837. Andrew Jackson Houston Papers #1159, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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