James A. Sylvester to McArdle, October 7, 1875
New Orleans, La.
October 7th 1875
No. 46 Camp St.
H. A. McArdle Esqr
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
Jas. A. Sylvester
James A. Sylvester to McArdle, October 7, 1875, The Battle of San Jacinto Notebook, The McArdle Notebooks, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.