The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 28, July 1924 - April, 1925 Page: 77
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unions more for you have had few if any more disinterested than
I in friendship for you.
I notice you have sent in the name of W. K. Homan for Dis-
trict Atty. I think of the names presented you his was the best
of the Republicans. I have never been intimate with him but
what I know of him is all good. I should not have spoken favor-
ably of him had I not thought well of him, (and this you may
set down in regard to every one of whom I write about to you in
regard to position).
Well I have written much more than I intended when I began.
My official letter will go with this to the Secretary. I hope you
will enjoy your usual serenity of mind in your conflict with Con-
gress, and that no ill consequences will flow from the antagonism.
Give my affectionate regards to Mrs. Hayes. Hally who stands
near me says, "give my love to Fanny and ask her how Soldiers
Home is getting on"? Love to Fanny and all of your family.
I feel very near to them.
As ever sincerely yours,
Guy M. Bryan.
P. S. Dear Bud: Give Doc Webb position; in the future you
will regret not having done it.
BRYAN TO HAYES
House of Representatives.
Austin, Texas, June 25th, 1879.
The Legislature met in Extra Session on the 10th of this
month. The Gov. vetoed several items of the appropriation bill
passed at the regular session, hence this session.
I write to thank you for your kindness in sending me your
messages. I sincerely regret that you and Congress could not
agree. I believe that many of the members of Congress (espe-
cially those of the South) of the Democratic Party have confi-
dence that you would not abuse the powers conferred on you by
the laws sought to be repealed, but they were fearful that your
successor or successors might do so, and because they regarded
such powers opposed to the theory of our government. I have
tried to influence the Senators of Texas to regard you most
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