The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 7, July 1903 - April, 1904 Page: 173
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Notes and Fragments.
served in the General Land Office, and which was doubtless at one
time in the Bexar Archives:
I transmit to his excellency the governor of the State through
your hands my original map of Texas accompanied with some
notes, to be sent by the governor to his excellency the president
through the hands of his excellency the secretary of the treasury,
Don Lorenzo Zavala, to whom I have given information of having
sent the map by the hands indicated. I have devoted much labor
to making this map. It is all original with the exception of the
observations of his excellency General Terin noted at the foot of
the map. There was no map nor plan of Texas to serve as a guide
for me, and if it is not exact in all particulars, that is to be attrib-
uted to the infinite difficulties which impede the acquisition of data
relative to a country so extensive and destitute of population as
Texas is. I can recommend the map for general exactness, and I
believe that the southern part and that joining on Louisiana and
Arkansas are very exact in their details. There may be some mis-
takes on the heads of the Brazos and Trinity rivers on account of
its being very difficult to obtain data for those distant and little
known countries. I perform this service to my adopted country in
deference to the duty of a citizen and in case that his excellency
the president should esteem it proper to command 'the map to be
engraved and published I grant to the national government for that
purpose all the right to the map which belongs to me by the law as
God and Liberty. Town of Austin, 23rd of July, 1829.
STEPHEN F. AUSTIN.
To citizen Ram6n Musquiz, chief of the department of Bexar.
"THE FRANKNESS OF A SOLDIER."-Considering the nature of
Mexican methods of warfare as they had revealed themselves to
the experience of the Texans, and remembering the unpleasant and
untrustful relations existing between Texas and Mexico at the time
when the letter which is printed below was written, one must
regard it as a most unique document. Whether the assumption
that characterizes it is hypocritical or simply childishly naive is a
little difficult to determine.
Head Quarters of the Army of the North.
Office of the Commanding General.
LAMPAZOS [MEXIco], 21st April 21st, 1841.
To Mr. Mirabeau Lamar
In that spirit of confidence, usual amongst men of honour, I
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