Triumph and Tragedy: Presidents of the Republic of Texas

George W. Terrell to Sam Houston, March 2, 1842

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G.W. Terrell to Sam Houston, March 1842

 

similar it is said, to the one whih [which] preceded
the former invasion.  

            We have concluded here that it is best to send
a few men who can be relied upon, over there
to ascertain if possible, what is the real character
of the intelligence brought in from the Rio Grande—
and if it should assume such a shape as to be relied
upon, to give the intelligence to the Country—so
that the necessary preparations may be made, so far
as it is in our power to make preparations.  

            The Proclamation of Arista will probably be published,
or at least extracts from it, in to days [sic] papers—so
that you will see it. After all these things I think
no one will object to the removal of the Archives
from this place[.] I think the intelligence [is] now
sufficient to justify it in the eyes of the Nation.
Let me hear from you.  

With great regard
your friend
G.W. Terrell

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George W. Terrell to Sam Houston, March 2, 1842. Andrew Jackson Houston Papers #2211, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

 
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