The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 59, July 1955 - April, 1956 Page: 72
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
much spoken of as a man of Sterling worth, decision of character, and
business talent: cuts rather a more conspicuous figure than our Lavaca
friend wanted, with his butcher knife in his bosom- and his knife
in his hand whittling; or writing- or rather scribbling "God made
man & &." People here who are acquainted with him, laugh very
heartily at his boastings to them last spring, while on a visit to this
place; he stated his Constituents had been greatly imposed upon by
their Representative (Kendrick I suppose he meant) and he, as patri-
otic man had come at last to the rescue, and was determined to do
them justice by representing them himself- "Oh My Country, What a
fall.-" If any letters from the United States, comes for me before the
6th of December, please have them forwarded to this place. News
reached town today, that Hamilton was on Galveston Island, with two
million of the loan- but as yet, it has had no effect upon the currency
here- it is passing generally at 8 for 1- Give my respects to all;-
I send you a Gazette- no news from the west which is a wonder- tell
Fanny I have her present- and will bring it to her when I return, if
she keeps her promise- No more but remain
Your Friend &
JAMES A. SYLVESTER
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