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I would not part with him, if the corn will hold out! 00 for him. I have not owned a better horse, and would not give him for “Pete,” that I sold Col [Henderson] Yoakum. It may be by this time that Mr T. Lea has been up to take him, but if not, it makes no odds. He is a capital work horse, and for a buggy, he has no superior, when in use. Don’t sell him, unless in extreme cases, and let his shoes be taken off. I want him kept in fair order, but not too fat. My Love, I send two News papers to Sam.
This is private, and it may be well only to mention the idea to members of the church. It may be, that I will yet have it in my power, to render some aid in this way. I have consulted with Bro Samson, and he has written on, so that I may yet Lecture, before my return, and if the Bell, has been purchased, the money can go to the erection of the building. If not that, it may be usefully laid out. You will see in my former correspondence, that I alluded to this subject obscurely. ” Thine Faithfully Houston Washington 22nd Feby 1853 My Dear Love, Long, and dry speeches, in the Senate afford me an opportunity of writing, that I would not otherwise enjoy.
17 : NOVEMBER 27, 1852—MAY 14, 1853 6 The Texas Attorney-General. 1 I have nothing new to write, and it is not needful for me to tell you how much I love you. This I must reserve for a love letter! When I will be in a lazy mood I cant say. I have not time from pressure of a long absence, to write or think much. Dont think my Dearest, that I regret my detention at home, for I assure you, I think my time spent at home, is as profitable, and far more pleasant, than that passed from home. There the best feelings are in requisition, and exercise.
The Personal Correspondence of Sam Houston, Volume IV, 1852-1863 by Sam Houston