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Dawn at the Alamo

Reuben M. Potter to McArdle, February 24, 1881

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Potter to McArdle, February 1881

Brooklyn, N.Y. - 282 Franklin Ave

— February 24th 1881.

H. A. McArdle Esqr.

Independence, Texas

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

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