The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 34, July 1930 - April, 1931 Page: 202
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
"I feel gratified after our difference of opinion last winter and
the efforts which had been made by some in Texas to make us
enemies that we remained friends until his last hour. The last
conversation which he held in the Senate Chamber was with me
and of a most friendly character. The funeral took place today
and there was an immense concourse of people."-
In the tribute which Rusk paid to Calhoun in the Senate, he
also mentions this last conversation: "And it will be a source of
pleasant, though sad reflection to me, through life, to remember,
that on the last day on which he occupied his seat in this chamber,
his body worn by disease, but his mind as vigorous as ever, we held
a somewhat extended conversation on the exciting topics of the
day, in which the same kind feelings which had so strongly im-
pressed me in youth, were still manifested toward me by the
"1T. J. Rusk to David Rusk, April 2, 1850. Letter in David Rusk
Papers. Courtesy of Miss Helen Rusk.
2"Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, 1816-1850, XVI, 473-474.
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 34, July 1930 - April, 1931, periodical, 1931; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101091/m1/218/: accessed August 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.