The Battle of San Jacinto

Mary J. Briscoe to McArdle, August 20, 1890

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Mary Briscoe to McArdle, August 1890

80 Crawford St.

Houston Aug 20th 1890

H A McArdle

Dear Sir

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

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