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Dawn at the Alamo

Reuben M. Potter to McArdle, June 6, 1881

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Handbook of Texas article on Reuben M. Potter

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Potter to McArdle, June 1881

Brooklyn N.Y.


282 Franklin Ave


June 6th 1881.

To


H. A. McArdle Esq


Independence, Texas

My Dear Sir,

Your letter of May 22d with photographic


copies of my portrait were duly received.


I can make alowances [sic] for the defects of such


a copy in giving the full effect of the painting.


The original I have no doubt is a fine


artistic effort, and as well as I can judge


from the copy, though it does not


give an habitual attitude or a fre-


quent expression, it presents of both


such as I sometimes have, as, for in-


stance, when listening to an interesting dis-


course from an orator whose stand re-


quires a slightly unfocused look. It perhaps


gives the look I sometimes have in church;


but people say that is not as habit-


ual as it ought to be.

            Let me know what expenses you have


been at in obtaining these photographs.


In the matter you have been burdened enough


in the way of labor with out any need


of being taxed otherwise.

            There is no need of haste in publishing my


article, nor indeed of doing it at all, and I


would not like to tax the association for


its outcoming unless may be more flush than


I suppose.

            Judge Galder of Fort Bend lately sent

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Reuben M. Potter to McArdle, June 6, 1881, The McArdle Notebooks, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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