Index:Life and Select Literary Remains of Sam Houston of Texas (1884).djvu

Life and Select Literary Remains of Sam Houston of Texas (1884).djvu

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Early History of Texas before the Battle of San Jacinto — The Name — Spanish and French Efforts at Colonization — Moses Austin and his Colony of Three Hundred Families — Stephen F. Austin— Sam Houston
9
Parentage and Early Life — First Efforts in Education — His Boy-life among the Cherokee Indians
17
His Early Military Career — Common Soldier, Orderly-Sergeant, Ensign, Lieutenant — Battle of Tohopeka — Service under Gen. Coffee and Gen. Andrew Jackson
24
Studies Law — Admitted to the Bar — Letters of S. V. Drake and F. Golladay — District Attorney — Major-General — Member of Congress — Governor — First marriage — Reasons for Leaving his first Wife — Departure to the Indians
31
Life among the Indians — Wrongs done them — His condemnation of such Wrongs — His Difficulty with Hon. Mr. Stansbury, of Ohio— The Caning — Trial by House of Representatives and Courts of D. C.
39
Texas Struggling — Houston's first Visit to Texas — Letter to Gen. Jackson — Letter of John Van Fossen to Houston — The Convention at San Felipe de Austin — Efforts to form Texas into a Constitutional State of Mexico — Houston in the Convention — Austin, as a Messenger to Mexico — His III Success
46
Texas Triumphing — Struggles under Austin and Houston — Consultations and Collisions in Council — Houston appointed Commander-in-Chief — Commission Revoked — Grant's Effort to Capture Matamoras — Troubles connected with Gov. Henry Smith's Administration — Siege and Capture of San Antonio by Gen. Burleson — Declaration of Independence — Houston again appointed Commander-in-Chief
53
The Alamo — Goliad — The Fall of one, the Massacre of the other — Movements of Gen. Houston, before and after these Memorable Event — Movements Preparatory to the Battle of San Jacinto
62
Battle of San Jacinto — The Hero Chieftain and the Hero Soldiers — Gen. Houston's Report — Col. Robison's Report of Capture of Santa Anna — T. Houston's Address and Exercises at Unveiling of Memorial-Monument
77
Capture of Santa Anna— Statement of Joel W. Robison, Esq. — Introduction of Santa Anna to Houston — Conversation — Scene with Young Zavala — Almonte — Arrival of the Government ad interim — Houston Leaves the Army — Goes to New Orleans for Medical Aid — The Cabinet Treats with Santa Anna — Troubles — Extract from Hon. Ashbel Smith's Speech at Austin in 1879
99
Houston's Election to the Presidency — Departure of Santa Anna to Washington City — His Conduct — Sent to Vera Cruz in a U. S. War Vessel — Memorandum of Gen. Houston for Santa Anna
116
Recognition of Texan Independence — Close of Gen. Houston's First Term as President — Gen. Felix Huston — Efforts to Conciliate the Indians — Mirabeau B. Lamar elected President
124
The Succeeding Administration the Reverse of Houston's — Houston a Member of the Texan Congress — Santa Fe Expedition and its Result — War on the Indians — Letter to Anthony Butler — Estimate of the Patriotism and Public Virtues of M. B. Lamar and D. G. Burnet
133
Jen. Houston's Second Presidential Term — The Exchequer System of Finance — Annexation — Rumors of Invasion by Mexico — Veto of Bill to make him Dictator — The Excitement — Appeal to the Great Powers for Recognition of Independence
139
Impressions produced by the Appeal to Great Powers — Annexation — Correspondence with Hon. Mr. Van Zandt — Attitude of the United States, France, and England — Views and Positions of President Tyler
148
Secret Message to the Texan Congress on Annexation . . .
153
Close of Houston's Second Term as President — Resolutions of the Senate — Houston's Management of the Finances of Texas during his two Administrations, and his Admirable Success — A Review and Explanation of the System
156
Houston's Entrance into the U. S. House of Representatives, Dec, 1823 — His Contemporaries and the Questions of the Hour
166
Houston's Four Years in the House of Representatives, from 1823 to 1827
175
Houston's Entrance into the U. S. Senate, March, 1846 — Questions of the Day — Movements of interest
187
Houston in the U. S. Senate under President Polk, from March, 1846, to March 4, 1849
193
Houston in the Senate under the Whig Administration, from 1849 to 1853
203
Houston in the Senate under President Pierce, from 1853 to 1857
215
Houston in the Senate under President Buchanan, from March 4, 1857, till his Retirement, March 4, 1859
226
Career of Houston as Governor of Texas — State Measures — Want of Harmony between the Executive and the Legislature — Secession — His Deposition from the Gubernatorial Office
231
Closing Days — Resolutions of Texas House of Representatives — Speech of Hon. J, H, Banton, of Walker Co
236
Gen. Houston's Religious Life — Letter of Rev. Geo. W. Samson, D.D. — Statement of Rev. George W. Baines, Sr
240
Anecdotes — Interesting Letter of Gen. E. G. W. Butler
246
Domestic Life of Sam Houston — Mrs. Margaret Moffette Lea Houston — Poetry
253
General Estimate of Houston's Character
258



 
Texan Declaration of Independence March 2, 1836 — Names of Signers.
263
 

 

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

 

 
Youthful Portrait
Frontispiece, Vol. I.
Letter of Jackson
To face page 42
Santa Anna's Advance to San Jacinto
To face page 70
Battle-Field of San Jacinto
To face page 80
Memorial (memorandum for) to Santa Anna
To face page 122
Portrait in Age,
Frontispiece, Vol. II.


STATE PAPERS.

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Message of Governor Sam Houston to the Legislature of Tennessee, Oct. 15, 1827
273
Inaugural Address, delivered by Sam Houston as President of the Republic of Texas, at Columbia, Oct. 22, 1836
278
Message to the Congress of the Republic of Texas, Sept. 25, 1837
280
Message to the Second Session of the First Congress of the Republic of Texas, May 5, 1837
282
Message to the Congress of the Republic of Texas, Nov. 21, 1837
287
Message to the Congress of the Republic of Texas, Dec. 20, 1841 (Second term of Presidency)
294
Message to the Congress of the Republic of Texas (Extra Session), June 27, 1842
300
Message to the Congress of the Republic of Texas, Dec. 1, 1842
307
Message to the Congress of the Republic of Texas, Dec. 12, 1843
315
Message to the Congress of the Republic of Texas, Dec. 4, 1844
326
Valedictory Address on Retiring from the Presidency, Dec. 9, 1844
330


INDIAN TALKS.

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Talk to Border Chiefs, July 6, 1842
334
Letter to Chief of Apaches, Sept. 1, 1842
334
Letter to Castro and Flaca, Sept. 1, 1842
335
Letter to Red Bear and other Chiefs, Oct. 18, 1842
335
Talk to Border Chiefs, February 13, 1843
336
Letter to Indian Chief Linney, March 5, 1843
337
Talk to various Border Tribes, March 20, 1843
338
To the Lipans, in Memory of Flaco, their Chief, March 28, 1843
339
Letter to A-Cah-Ouash, April 19, 1843
340
Talk to Pah-Hah-You-Co, May 4, 1843
341
Talk to various Border Tribes, May 30, 1843
342
Letter to A-Cah-Quash, Sept. 13, 1843
343
Talk to Pah-Hah-You-Co, Dec. 14, 1843
344
Letter to A-Cah-Quash, Dec. 14, 1843
345
Talk to Kechi Chief, Dec. 21, 1843
346
Talk to Sah-Sah-Ro-Ke, Jan. 31, 1844
346
Letter to A-Cah-Quash, May 2, 1844
347

LETTERS AND DOCUMENTS.


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Letter to Santa Anna, March 21, 1842
349
Dispatch to Texan Ministers, at Washington City, April 16, 1844
359
Letter to Santa Anna, July 29, 1844
362
Letter to Andrew Jackson, Jan. 31, 1843
364
Letter to W. S. Murphy, May 6, 1844
366
Letter to Andrew Jackson, Feb. 16, 1844
370


PUBLISHED SPEECHES.


Speech in the U. S. Senate on Santa Fe Expedition, and the Conduct of Texan Soldiers in the Mexican War, June 29 and July 3, 1850
375
Speech in U. S. Senate on Providing for the Texas Debt, Feb. 11, 1853
393
Speech in the U. S. Senate on the Nebraska and Kansas Bill, Mar. 3, 1854
402
Speech in the U. S. Senate on Treatment of Indians, Dec. 31, 1854
415
Speech in the U. S. Senate on Petition of 3,000 Ministers against Repeal of Missouri Compromise Bill, March, 1854
417
Speech in the U. S. Senate on Increase of Army and Navy Policy of the Government, Jan. 29 and 31, 1855
423
Speech in the U. S. Senate on Need of a Mexican Protectorate, April 20, 1858
456
Speech in the U. S. Senate on Naval Retiring Board, April 23, 1856
468
Speech in the U. S. Senate on Pacific Railroad Bill, and in Reply to Hon. A. Riverson, of Georgia, Jan. 12 and 13, 1859
514
Speech in the U. S. Senate on Bill to divide the State of Texas into two Judicial Districts, Feb. 3, 1859
530
Speech in the U. S. Senate on Unfounded Calumnies, Feb. 28, 1859
578
Speech before Union Mass Meeting, Austin, Texas, Sept. 22, 1860
599


LAST STATE PAPERS AS GOVERNOR OF TEXAS.

Message to Texas Legislature, Jan. 13, 1860
611
Message to Texas Legislature on Secession Resolutions of South Caolina, Jan. 24, 1860
621
Message to Texas Legislature on Indian Hostilities caused by Secession agitation, Jan. 21, 1861
631
Message to Texas Legislature on Finances embarrassed by Secession agitation, Feb. 6, 1861
642
Contents Vol. I - Life of Sam Houston
Chapters I-VII p 5
Chapters VIII-XV p 6
Chapters XVI-XXVI p 7
Chapters XXVII - XXX, Vol I Appendix, List of Illustrations p 8
Contents Vol II, Select Literary Remains pp 271-272
Part I - State Papers p 273
Part II - Indian Talks p 334
Part III - Letters and Documents p 349
Part IV - Published Speeches p 375
Part V - Last State Papers as Governor p 611
VOL II Appendix p 647
Mexican account of the Battle of San Jacinto pp 648-661
Texas military muster roll April 21-22, 1836, the Battle of San Jacinto pp 662-672