The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 28, July 1924 - April, 1925 Page: 76
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
With sincere regards for Mrs. Hayes and your family and
kisses to Fanny, I am as ever,
Guy M. Bryan.
BRYAN TO HAYES
Galveston, May 5th, 1879.
To-day I mailed my answer to the Secretary of War declining
the appointment of Visitor to the Military Academy. I regret
that I could not accept. In addition to the reasons already given
you, I have no doubt that the Legislature will be convened in
extra session early in June.
Gov. Roberts like yourself has used the veto power, and an
extra session is inevitable. I sustain the Governor. I wish you
would send me your veto message.
I am sorry that you and the Legislative Dept. are at variance.
I always feel with you even when we differ in opinion. I sin-
cerely regret that the repeal of the objectional laws were not
placed before you on their own merits. You have shown that
your great policy has been to reconcile the sections. I have held
all the time the South has reason to trust and should trust you.
I hold it now and perhaps were I in Washington might do some
good, hence I hesitated about declining the appointment to Mili-
tary Academy, and seriously contemplated resigning my seat in
[the] Legislature; of the latter I am tired, I never worked
harder than last session, and while I did good yet I feel that
younger and stouter men can do the same during the hot month
of June. My financial matters give me great distress of mind
on account of my children, the hard times with low prices for
land and other causes embarrass and distress me, and I see or
fear I see greater troubles ahead. I want much to visit my
daughter and spend the warmer weather north and spend a day
or two with you. I should have enjoyed Jones' company so much
on the Board but under the circumstances I feel it right to de-
cline the appointment. I thank you for your recollection of me,
and especially for your desire that I should visit you. Free from
the trappings of your exalted position, we could enjoy our re-
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