[Letter from Zavala to Dimitt] December 9th 1835 Page: 1 of 2 (Transcription)

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Mr. Dimitt
Lynchburg 9th December 1835

Regarded Sir,
I recieved the day before yesterday your
letter of the 23rd Nov ( ) handed to me by Mr. N.
Sianck and not by Mr. J.W. Baylor, who I suppose
is at San Felipe. In the contents of said
letter I observe an ardent zeal for the cause
embraced as well by yourself as by those volunteers,
who are worthy sons of the great Republic, and
inasmuch as the said letter treats on an important
matter, on which my opinion is asked
and even my existance I depends, I am going
to emit my opinion in both matters. Respecting
the expidition to the interest of Mexico
particularly that to Matamo(n)os, it is certain that
there is no numerous garrison at the latter
place nor is any expected: information will soon arrive therof
General Me()i() s expedition to Tampico.
Should that expedition result favorably, which
is probable, then you ought ( ) to proceed
with your brave volunteers to Matam( )
to occupy that (toira) and rid it: should
the expedition to Tampico turn out unfavorably,
then yours will be highly doubtful;for your
are well aware of the influence which the
result of expeditions exercises over the moral

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de Zavala, Lorenzo. [Letter from Zavala to Dimitt] December 9th 1835, letter, December 9, 1835; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3390/m1/1/transcription/: accessed July 28, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Library and Archives Commission.