Letter from William L. Delap to George Cupples, March 20, 1845 Page: 2 of 6 (Transcription)

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Texas to the United States, which measure has just been passed by both
houses in Congress in the U.S. thros the protection of the frontier on the general
Government. This change must have an immediate beneficial effect on affairs
in Texas. Immigration will increase and we only require a population of
the right kind to make this Country respectable for its wealth by developing
its internal resources. I am glad you and your family are blessed with
the localities of your position, it is indeed a great sacrifice for ladies to have
civilized society to come to a wild country like this. Where is M. Dutith
How is little Bob? It certainly is gratifiying to me that an humble
individual like myself should receive your thoughts business required my
presence in Bexar last summer I was obliged to defer my visit till
this summer. While Denison is absent I attend to the business here, but
when he comes back, as soon after as I an arrange, I will start for
San Antonio. Which I hope will be June at the latest. Before the
anexation is fully consummated, my deisre is to get all the Land
titles in which I am concerned perfected. Mr. Denison and I have
formed a connexion and are likely to do a very large and profitable
business. He will attend the Courts and I will attend to the office
and home business. Besides other matters I have on hand a translation
of Zavala s ensayo histories de las revoluciones de Mexico de 1808 1830 which has
never been translated I hope to have it ready for the press by the end of
May. Please present my kindest regards to Madame and Madamoiselle,
M. Dutith, not forgetting little Bob. Depend on seeing me next summer
unless something very important prevent me. I anticipate much pleasure from my
life. With best wishes for your and your family s happiness
believe me,
Yours very Sincerely
William L. Delap

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Delap, William. Letter from William L. Delap to George Cupples, March 20, 1845, letter, March 20, 1845; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5929/m1/2/transcription/: accessed December 3, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.