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.
on these great measures.
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.