The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 29, July 1925 - April, 1926 Page: 316
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
BRYAN TO HAYES
Brenham. Jan. -, 1890.
I have too long delayed answering your last, but I have not
been well-troubled with colds, etc., which unfitted me for any-
thing. I thank you for the photographs. I shall keep them and
recur to them as souvenirs of those I have loved so long. You
will say for a lifetime.
I read your prison address with much interest and satisfaction.
I am glad that you can thus employ yourself. Your life is useful
and dignified, worthy of you and of the high place you filled.
There is one question worthy of your thoughts-the future of
As yet he has been chiefly thought of at the North as a voter.
The future of the white at the South should be considered in
connection with this voting. Intelligence, virtue and patriotism
Imust govern for prosperity under our form of government; it will
govern for the safety of society and protection of property de-
mand It. The whites of the South must be let alone to meet this
question as the interests of both races require; politicians do not
understand it and perhaps do not want to know the injury they
do to) both raees Iby attempting to control it. It is the greatest
question presented to the whites of the South for their solution-
let them solve ii.
My belief is that the hest way to relieve our country of this
question is gradual colonization of the negro in Mexico.
Should you feel interest in knowing more of my views I will
give them to you.
I expect to spend the winter here. My daughter Ilally is with
me. Miy brother Austin is quite well and we often speak of you;
he wishes me to send his kindest regards to you.
Present me kindly to your daughter and your sons.
As ever your friend,
Guy M. Bryan.
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