The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 62, July 1958 - April, 1959 Page: 238
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
it is dated the 4 of Decr 1828 payable the 1 of January 1833.
These are the facts hastily stated-Butler had induced me to
believe that Gen' Mason had tryed to injure me & was my enemy,
and I confess that I was irritated at Mason owing to Butlers
Statements, but I now suspend my opinion entirely for it seems
that Butler's object has been to entangle me all he could, for
what object I cannot tell-
I have always done what I could in favor of the N. York
Texas land companies-my object is the rapid Settlement of the
country. I have no other-This has been the great object of my
labors and Sufferings for 14 years
Even admitting I had ill treated Butler, which I never have
his course as an honorable man would have been, to have done
all he could to get me out of my difficulty and imprisonment
here and back to Texas, and then taken his course in any way he
There is a mistery in all this business which I cannot com-
prehend. Butler attributes his hostility to me, to something that
Mason told him, and assigns this hostility as the reason for not
interfering in my behalf when in prison. My difficulties are thus
added to by him, and he takes this occasion to harrass and tor-
ment me about a Settlement which I have never refused to make,
and drags in old affairs for the purpose by way of threat-
I have the highest opinion of Col. T. H. Benton Senator from
Missouri and I am willing he should judge as to Bryan's plea
which Butler is trying to hold over me like a Vice to screw out
of me what he pleases. Benton was Butlers lawyer in the Suit
against Bryan, as Butler informed me, That cruel affair of Bryan's
affected my Sensibilities So as almost to craze me-That it is very
mortifying, to have those old matters raked up from the grave
by the hand of malignancey to harrass me her[e] in a distant
land, & be threatend with publication to wound my Sister & her
children and give a pretext to my enemies to abuse me, is very
true-But that I ever acted wrong in that affair or with Butler
is not true-would any other man take advantage of such a thing
to torment me in my present Situation? I have his letters now,
and those of 1828. they will show if necessary that I have borne
Much, to much and display the man as he is--W. C. Carr Esq
of Missouri knows me & all about that affair of Bryans-also Hon.
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