The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 26, July 1922 - April, 1923 Page: 150
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Southwestern Hislorical Quarterly
With affectionate regards to your wife and children, and 10
that noble old man, the pure in heart, my old friend, your uncle,
give my love.
As ever yours
Guy M. B.
BRYAN TO HAYES
Dear Rud: Galveston, Sept. 15th, 1873.
I was glad to get your last, some time since, and should have
answered sooner; but from what you say in regard to correspond-
ence I suppose you have not expected an earlier reply. It seems
to me that your situation of "independence" is one that would
suit your views and feelings. Now that you are the regulator
of your own acts, thoughts and feelings, and not by party or
the public, it gives you the opportunity of speaking out in favor
of reform and purification in public affairs. The condition of
the South would be a noble theme for you if it should be con-
genial to your feelings. In Texas, we hope before long to have
once more an honest judiciary and honest officials generally.
We should have been swamped here as they have been in Louis-
iana and other States, but for our great recuperative powers,
and the good sense of some of our leading Southern men in Texas.
My views are conservative and have been all the time.
I notice what you say in regard to Texas history, and docu-
ments of early times. I shall try and prepare something as you
suggest in regard to the times of St [ephen F.] Austin and send
to you for publication in the periodicals as you propose.
The yellow fever is not in our city although a great scare has
been gotten up about it. It is bad at Shreveport and is increas-
ing in N. 0. but is not an epidemic there as yet.
My children are well and my own health is improving. Give
my love to your Uncle, my dear old friend; may his days be
long with you and may each of you enjoy the society of the
other more and more. I am glad that he and you have found
the congenial work of founding and completing the Birchard
Library. I should like much to feel that we are to each other
as we have ever been, and that our letters will be more frequent.
You shall regulate our correspondence. Present me affection-
ately to your wife. I have always retained her appearance be-
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 26, July 1922 - April, 1923, periodical, 1923; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101084/m1/156/: accessed September 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.