Triumph and Tragedy: Presidents of the Republic of Texas

Thomas Jefferson Jones to Mirabeau Lamar, April 15, 1839

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Thomas Jefferson Jones to Lamar, April 1839

When I have a better oppor-
tunity I will send you a land-
scape of the spot and the
surrounding country.  

            The frontier is now
quiet and perfectly safe.
The Valley from La Grange
to the mountains presents a
bountiful prospect to the
eye of the traveller [sic]. All
fears of a[n] Indian invasion
are dissapated [sic] and the
people are actively employ-
ed in planting & tending their
crops. The inhabitants say
they have ___________ [?]
in three years. Burleson has
acted like a hero and a
skilled officer. He has
defeated the Indians
and solved the Mexicans
and all done without expense
to the government or ___ [?]
to the planting interest[.]  

            I envy no man the com-
mand of volunteers when in
the settlements and not on
active duty[.] I have had
a hard task to perform but
I never tired. I have had

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Thomas Jefferson Jones to Mirabeau Lamar, April 15, 1839. Mirabeau B. Lamar Papers #1199, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

 
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