Sam Houston to Texas Congress, January 11, 1843,
in all human probability ensure his
destruction. Whatever can be
properly done by the Ex.
for the mitigation or
alleviation of his sufferings, or
those of our other [?] fellow
citizens, taken at Bexar,
will claim his honest attention,
for he would think poorly of himself
if he did not cherish the most ardent desires for
and employ every proper means
for their safety and liberation.
Sam Houston to Texas Congress, January 11, 1843, A.J. Houston Collection, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.