You speak of a book called
Houston and his republic. His
republic! That is true; for the
country litterally [sic] belongs to him and
the people his slaves. I can
regard Texas as very little more
than Big Drunk's big Ranch.
But if the author meant to convey
that the Republic of Texas was
founded by San Houston, he has
Mirabeau B. Lamar to David G. Burnet, March 1847. Mirabeau B. Lamar Papers #2324. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.