The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 27, July 1923 - April, 1924 Page: 58
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Wharton & Colorado counties on Brazos & Colorado rivers, &
has a rail road connection at Houston with Columbia, Brazoria
County, &c. All of which can be seen by reference to a railroad
map of our State. I am very much interested in this movement
for immigrants from Ohio. Texas needs such people. They will
come to better their condition & improve ours, by tilling the soil
& working--to all such Texas gives a hearty welcome & will
never ask about their party politics. All that we desire is that
they may be good citizens, voting & holding their political views
honestly & according us the same right.
I asked Col Andrews if it was necessary that Mr Tallmadge
should report in person to him. He said no, that this would be
agreeable & perhaps better, but that the appointment could be
given on sufficient recommendation &c. But it appears to me
that he should know personally of the country to properly rep-
resent it to the immigrants. I have in response to your last
letter written you fully my views in regard to colonization & I
need not repeat [them] here.
Your friend &c
Guy M. Bryan
P. S. Col Andrews' P. O. is Harrisburgh, Harris Co., Texas.
Let me hear from you.
BRYAN TO HAYES
Galveston, March 3rd, 1877.
Congress has counted the vote, and you have been declared
elected, and you will be inaugurated. You have passed through
one act of a severe ordeal, and you now begin the Second. Through
the first from all I hear I think you bore yourself with dignity.
The greatest trial however lies before you. My faith in you is
strong. I believe that you will ascertain and pursue the right,
in regard to the South.
When we went down Gambier Hill together leaving the old
college in the fall of '42, neither of us looked forward to such an
event as will happen on the Fourth. Our hearts then united in
friendship have never been divided in affection. Because I be-
lieve you have faith in my disinterested friendship, and love of
truth, and sincere desire for good government to the States of
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