Triumph and Tragedy: Presidents of the Republic of Texas

Sam Houston to James Collinsworth, March 17, 1836

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Sam Houston to James Collinsworth, March 1836

 

P.S. It is reported that Gen. Woll an Englishman
is to head the army into the colonies. I entertain a belief that
Santa Anna has returned to Mexico, but it will not be known
to the troops. In the attack upon the Alamo the ramparts
were swept of Mexicans twice and the enemy as often re-
pulsed. But Santa Anna was by and urged the troops. He
was not in danger. There was not a man in the Alamo
but what died honoring the proud origin of an American.
Let the men of Texas avenge their deaths. Rouse the Red
Landers to battle. Ratify the Indian treaty, and let the
Comaches be approached and their friendship secured.
A campaign from Saint Louis by way of Santa Fe
might be set on foot against Chihuahua. Remem-
ber Coxe's Point, Dimitt's Landing and Copano;
they are important. I know the Government will
do all in its power for the army.

We want arms and need stationery.

yours,
(signed.) Houston

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Sam Houston to James Collinsworth, March 17, 1836. Andrew Jackson Houston Papers #285c, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

 
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