Triumph and Tragedy: Presidents of the Republic of Texas

Anson Jones to his son, 1858

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Anson Jones to his son, 1858

 

Yes my son Anson Jones  

Yes my son I am glad you sat
down[.] I wanted to write you. You are
doing very well here but in some
things you can yet improve[.] You need
a little more tact and policy about
trading. You are most too blunt but
I think you will acquire this after a
while with some study and prac-
tice. You should be a little more
industrious too[.] You would please Mr.
____ [?] better though you are suiting
him very well now which I am
glad to see[.] I hope you will spare
no pains to please him. You can
do well here if you will. Endeavor
to act honestly and honorably in all
things. It will add greatly to your
esteem together with strict attention
especially as you are probably looked
at out of one corner of the eye, yes.
Let no reproach of that kind be cast
upon you. Sharp eyes are watching you.
Act as if you prided yourself on honor-
able parentage and disdained to cast

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Anson Jones to his son, 1858. Photostat original reversed for clarity. Miscellany File, Anson Jones Letter, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

 
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