Reuben M. Potter to McArdle, June 6, 1881
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282 Franklin Ave
June 6th 1881.
H. A. McArdle Esq
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
Judge Galder of Fort Bend lately sent
Reuben M. Potter to McArdle, June 6, 1881, The McArdle Notebooks, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.