Triumph and Tragedy: Presidents of the Republic of Texas

Mirabeau Lamar to David G. Burnet, July 17, 1836

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Mirabeau Lamar to David Burnet, July 1836

cabinet to co-operate with me in the end.
I desire the provisions & stores for the
Army to be sent to me specially, and
subject to my control. I will in some
communication shortly designate the
points I wish the deposits to be made.  

            I have written in such haste
I hardly know what I have said[.]
I cannot read it over[.]  

M.B. Lamar  

P.S. Since writing the above Genl Rusk
has recd a letter from Genl Greene stating
his determination not to obey my orders issued
by virtue of my authority denying the validity
& constitutionality of my appointment. Genl Rusk
says he will now stand by me in defense of
the Civil Authority; he sees his own power departing
as well as mine; the whole has been produced
by his desire of promotion, and finding that
his new allies are not ___ [?] at his support
but at their own aggrandizement he is
willing to co-operate with me, but I fear that
nothing that he can now do will be of any
service in the cause of restoring that authority
which his previous conduct has prostrated.  


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Mirabeau Lamar to David G. Burnet, July 17, 1836. Mirabeau B. Lamar Papers #414, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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