The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 68, July 1964 - April, 1965 Page: 488
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488 Southwestern Historical Quarterly
ities in a land of strangers if I am successful in my business one year
longer & Texas is attached to the U States my fortune will be made.
the land I now possess at the Govt price of U. S. land would be worth
upward of 2o.ooo--I expect in the course of the next year to obtain
nearly as much more-You will not receive no more papers for some
time as the printing office was burnt & the press was sunk in the river
by the enemy12 but to remedy this I will write often if you will remind
me by replying punctualy [sic]
I remain your affectionate Brother
SAM. T. ALLEN
[To MR. THOMAS J. ALLEN]
1"This refers to the Telegraph and Texas Register, founded by Gail Borden, Jr.,
and others in October, 1835, at San Felipe. The invasion of Santa Anna caused
the newspaper offices to be removed to Harrisburg where on April 14, 1836, an
advance Mexican guard seized the printers and dumped their press into Buffalo
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