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.
experience in all public affairs, especial-
ly of those affecting the material interests
of Commerce and Agriculture, warrant
me to hope that, under the impulse of patriot-
ism so often moving you to subordinate
personal ambition and pride to the public
weal, you will now act on the Commission
and thereby aid in making it a con-
summate success. If you do so I
feel confident that the people of this State
will add to their gratitude their deepest
and everlasting affections for you.
Awaiting an early reply, I have the honor to be your
obedient servant and friend,