The Battle of San Jacinto

James A. Sylvester to McArdle, October 7, 1875

Handbook of Texas article on James A. Sylvester

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James Sylvester

New Orleans, La.

October 7th 1875

No. 46 Camp St.

H. A. McArdle Esqr


Dear Sir

            Your favor

of Sept 23rd ult reached me several days

since and in reply beg here to inform you

that a full and authentic Statement of

the Capture of Genl Santa Anna may be

found among the archives of the Texas Histor-

ical Society at Galveston being written

from memory after the lapse of thirty six years,

to which I respectfully refer you.

            At your request I enclose a photograph

taken several years since, which I consider

a very good likeness and wish you every

success in your most laudable undertaking.

            I am glad to see the name of an old friend

mentioned in your letter, and I beg to assure

the old Veterans that I bear their memory in

sacred recollection.

Yours Respectfully

Jas. A. Sylvester


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