Dr. Rufus C. Burleson to McArdle, October 31, 1887
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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
Rufus C Burleson
Dr. Rufus C. Burleson to McArdle, October 31, 1887, The Battle of San Jacinto Notebook, The McArdle Notebooks, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.