Sam Houston to His Son, Sam Houston, Jr., 1861

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Letter from Houston to son, page 2

We are not wanted or needed out
of Texas, and we may soon be
needed and wanted in Texas. Un
=til then my son be content.

On yesterday while I was wri
=ting and I did not know it your
Dear Ma, was quite ill. All night
She was very ill, and to day She
is far from being well. She is very
anxious as we all are to get to
the Point. So soon as we can get there
you, and Mart, and Jeff will have
to come up for stock, if the roads
are so that you can drive sheep.
The flock looks quite formidable,
and the Ewes Still lambing. And'w
told me last night that two "were
born" the day before. Andrew is quite
busy, and feels much responsibility
on his hands. He wishes to return
with you from the Point & assist
you down with the stock, but I am
in hopes the Goats will engross his
attention when he get home!

The family are all well but
your Dear Ma. We all join in love
to you, and kind regards to Arms
=trong & family. Tell all the servants

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