Selected Correspondence between Gov. James Stephen Hogg and U.S. Senator John H. Reagan, 1891

In April 1891, Gov. James Stephen Hogg sent a letter to U.S. Senator John H. Reagan offering him a position on the newly-created Railroad Commission. Soon after, Sen. Reagan replied, accepting the position and indicating that we would resign his Senate seat to take the job.

Gov. Hogg's Letter
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Senator Reagan's Letter
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Gov. Hogg Letter, Page 1

April 21st 1891

Hon. John H. Reagan,
Palestine, Texas

My Dear Sir

            I hereby tender to you a posi-
tion on the “Railroad Commission of Texas.”
To accept this trust I know you must make un-
usual sacrifices; but considering public
interests I feel impelled to ask you to do so.

            Continuously for many years our Agri-
cultural and Commercial interests have
been severely depressed, for which there
are three causes: 1st Bond _____ [?] and unec- [sic]
essary federal taxes, called the tariff; 2nd The want

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