The Battle of San Jacinto

Dr. Rufus C. Burleson to McArdle, October 31, 1887

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Burleson to McArdle, October 1887

of Texas of which he was a member


learning there was not good likeness


paid Flintorff a celebrated artist who afterward


flourished in California $500 for the


portrait that hangs up in the Capitol


of Texas. Mr Flintorff never saw Gen.


Burleson except in the Senate Chamber


till after he was a corpse. He caught


the expression from the features and


expression of his bro. John Burleson


and from his general and well known


1st His first great characteristic was Courage


that no form of death or peril could


ever shake in the least degree[.]


2nd His watchfulness — wide awake[.]


He was never caught off his guard


or "naping" [sic] in his life by day or night[.]


3rd He was gentle as a woman and


modest as a girl.

            I will rejoice if you can do


justice to this remarkable Texas hero.

            Our Community is still flourishing


more and more. Wishing you great


and ever increasing success I am

            Yours Affectionately

Rufus C Burleson

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