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.
Besides it is a matter of
deep regret on my part to thus
terminate my connexion [sic] with
the Senate and my associ-
ations with brother Senators,
which has been most pleasant.
Of all the great questions
before the country I regard
the just and proper regulation
of the transportation of the internal commerce
of the country as the most
important, not accepting [excepting]
the tariff and the currency
questions; because it affects
more directly and in a larger
measure the pecuniary interests
and the welfare of the whole people.