[Letter from Margaret Lea Houston (Mrs Sam Houston) to Sam Houston - March 16, 1848]

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Letter from Margaret in Huntsville, Texas, to General Sam Houston in Washington, D.C. The letter is addressed to "My dearest love" and records her affection for her husband, her desire for his salvation, references to their children and relatives, and details of illnesses. Letter heavily mended with tape, laminated, and has lacuna.

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[4] p. 1 page folded to create multiple writing surfaces and envelope. 32 x 39, folded to 32 x 20 cm

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Houston, Margaret Lea, -- 1819-1867 18uu.

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Letter from Margaret in Huntsville, Texas, to General Sam Houston in Washington, D.C. The letter is addressed to "My dearest love" and records her affection for her husband, her desire for his salvation, references to their children and relatives, and details of illnesses. Letter heavily mended with tape, laminated, and has lacuna.

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[4] p. 1 page folded to create multiple writing surfaces and envelope. 32 x 39, folded to 32 x 20 cm

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Funded in part by the Institute of Museum & Library Services and the Texas State Library & Archives Commission (2015).

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  • 18uu

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Houston, Margaret Lea, -- 1819-1867. [Letter from Margaret Lea Houston (Mrs Sam Houston) to Sam Houston - March 16, 1848], letter, 18uu; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth601068/: accessed April 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Southwestern University.