Mary J. Briscoe to McArdle, August 20, 1890
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80 Crawford St.
Houston Aug 20th 1890
H A McArdle
I was astonish-
ed upon the receipt of your
letter of 13th that you contempla-
ted painting the "Battle of San Jacinto"
when you asked me to have my
husbands portrait photographed
for you. My understanding
was that you wished to depict
on canvas the Signing of the
"Declaration of Independence" on
March 2nd 1836. and would like to
get as correct likeness's as possible
of the patriotic men who signed
it; there was not a word said
about painting a battle, as far as
Mary J. Briscoe to McArdle, August 20, 1890, The Battle of San Jacinto Notebook, The McArdle Notebooks, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.