feeling of an army. I feel grageful to your honrable
committees for the honor conferred on me in
asking my opinion and also for that of calling me
to join their ranks: my regret at not being able
to accept so respectable an invitation is equal to
the noble sentiments which animals those defenders
of liberty. my regret is profound, it is deep.
But the obstacles to my acceptance are insurmountable,
at present, for I cannot unite my
personal efforts, at present, to theirs,
but my best wishes accompany them. Be pleased
to accept my excuses and to make them known
to the gentlemon, accepting also the sentiments
of gratitude and respect with which I
remain your mo: a( )t servant
(Signed) Lorenzo de Zavala
A true copy of the Original. (Joliar) 9th
(Signed) Jos Miguel Aldrete.
de Zavala, Lorenzo. [Letter from Zavala to Dimitt] December 9th 1835. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3390/. Accessed February 28, 2015.