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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Reagan Letter, Page 1

Palestine, Texas,
April 23, 1891.

J. S. Hogg,
Austin, Texas.

My Dear sir:

            Your letter of April 21st is
before me, in which you tender
me an appointment as a mem-
ber of the Railrod [sic] Commission
of Texas.

            I have explained to your [sic]
in our previous interviews
how much I should expect
to retire from service in
the Senate of the United
States; having for so long a
time been identified with
federal legislation, and

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