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Dawn at the Alamo

Reuben M. Potter to McArdle, October 3, 1874

Handbook of Texas article on Reuben M. Potter

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Potter to McArdle, October1874

Fort Wood, N.Y.H. October 3d 1874.

To


H. A. McArdle Esq Independence Texas

My Dear Sir,

Your letter of the 18th of September was found by me here on my


return from Lake George, and I feel flattered to learn that my


suggestion of outward signs of inward throes (figures on the top


of the chapel wall) is thought worthy of the adoption of an artist.

Your idea of calling attention to the intended work by means


of some newspaper articles is a good one, but had not occurred to


me, and might aid indirectly in obtaining the desired appro-


priation. I will act on it when I receive the photograph of


your study, and may perhaps offer a preliminary essay on the


general subject in advance.

I lately, for the first time, had the pleasure of meeting with


a gentleman who had seen & admired one of yr works. It was


Mr. Eugene Bremond of Austin, who had been strongly impres-


sed by yr "Surrender of Lee."

I am, Sir, most truly & respectfully yours

Reuben M. Potter

P.S. The address of your letters mistakes my rank. I am only a Captain.


The Colonelcy is a newspaper brevet.

Yours

RMP

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