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Dawn at the Alamo

Reuben M. Potter to McArdle, June 6, 1881

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Potter to McArdle, June 1881

an article of his in the Colorado Cit-


izen commenting indignantly on two


out-pourings of Trash on the history of


Texas, which appeared on the 12th of


March & 9th of April in the Phila-


delphia Weekly Times. The writer evi-


dently assumed more ignorance than he was


gifted with, and must have written on a


bet that he could palm off his rubbish on


a respectable Journal. Though it does


not really merit notice I to-day


sent a communication to the Times pro-


testing against the toleration of such


slander. Whether my remarks will see the


light or not, I can not say.

            With love to the boy & kind regards to his


mother I am most truly yours

R. M. Potter

P.S. — I am sorry to hear of your poor


health, but am pleased to learn that


the boy is brisk and full of vim. My


own health is good with the exception


of lameness, which however does


not disable me from tolerably long


tramps. My household however


has been visited. My wife on the


22d of March submitted to a sur-


gical operation for cancer of the

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