Triumph and Tragedy: Presidents of the Republic of Texas

Mary Ann Moreland to Mirabeau Lamar, May 30, 1836

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Mary Ann Moreland to Mirabeau Lamar, May 1836

encamped in, and about Columbus who had left
their homes in possession of the Indians.

            My dear Mother’s greatest source of uneasiness is about
yourself. The dangers that you are exposed to, but
we all do every thing we can to mitigate her fears,
and frequently tell her that her prophetic feelings,
of “never seeing you again,” have so often proven
false, that she ought not to let them disturb,
and render her unhappy now, and I have
repeated this to her so often that at times I almost
persuade myself into the belief that there can be
no doubt of your safe return home, but when I
revert to my reason, I know that it is all
sophistry, and that my brother is no more immortal than
other men and then I only pray that it may
turn out as I wish, but cannot feel certain
that it will. You will be surprized [sic] I know, to hear,
of brother Thomas’s marriage to Eliza Lamar (cousin
James’s daughter)[.] It was quite a sudden affair nego-
tiated by Black John, and sister Rebecca, but I
suppose if he is satisfied, the rest of us ought
to be, at least we must make the best of it, now it
is past remedying. I hope you will neglect no opor-
tunity of letting us hear from you, it is a duty
you ought by no means to omit, to save our dear
mother all the unhappiness you possibly can, and
I assure you it would be a great alleviation to
her feelings to hear from you more directly than
by flying reports of other people. But oh! how
much more rejoiced she would be (as well as all
the rest of your friends) to know that you would come

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Mary Ann Moreland to Mirabeau Lamar, May 30, 1836. Mirabeau B. Lamar Papers #3012, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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