Triumph and Tragedy: Presidents of the Republic of Texas

Sam Houston to Thomas J. Rusk, August 13, 1838

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Sam Houston to Thomas J. Rusk, August 1838

 

flecting on this matter, and a man
was flourishing thro' the streets
and demanding an Indian war.
I thought of the attempt of Hotchkiss
and the 24,000 creeks [sic] attempted
to be introduced upon us; & of old
times, and replied, to a remark
of his, "that the Indians woud [sic] not
be molested." [?] "Yes there is too much
corruption I fear in this community
to prevent it[.]" He applied it to you
and the army and thought that
he was insulted. I called him back
and assured him that neither was
the case, in presence of twenty persons-
more than were present at the
remark. I give you the detail
that you may appreciate every
thing. Your request in relation

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Sam Houston to Thomas J. Rusk, August 13, 1837. Andrew Jackson Houston Papers #1760, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

 
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