Reuben M. Potter to McArdle, February 24, 1881
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Brooklyn, N.Y. - 282 Franklin Ave
— February 24th 1881.
H. A. McArdle Esqr.
My Dear Sir,
I received two days ago your letter of the 17th.
First of all let me correct one vital mistake. On
the 17th I was 79 (not 80) years & three days old.
My last letter informed you that I was about enter-
ing [to enter], not completing, my 80th year; & I write promptly
to keep the error from spreading.
Though I am not well posted as to which is the
best of the current Classical Dictionaries, I can soon
learn, & give you the result of my enquiries. I
have just written a note on the subject to W.
Stevens, late Librarian of the N. Y. Hist. Society.
The part of my last letter giving a reminiscence
of Matamoros in 1836 is not in a shape I would
wish to have it in if published; but I will shortly
give you, in place of it, a letter which may
be so used, & will contain the same reminiscences
more fully. The allusion I made in my last
to successful petitions for respite & reprieve &
to my supply of rations to the prisoners would
be superfluous in a published letter as
Reuben M. Potter to McArdle, February 24, 1881, The McArdle Notebooks, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.