SAM HOUSTON (1793 - 1863) - A FATHER OF TEXAS & ONE OF AMERICA'S LEGENDARY LEADERS
Sam Houston was a success as a Lawyer, Politician, Soldier, and as a Leader of the Movement for Texas Independence. Houston was also concerned with the plight of the Native American Indians. In 1835, Houston was chosen as Commander of the Texas Army in its bid for Independence from Mexico. In 1836, Houston met Mexican General Santa Anna in a victorious & decisive battle. Sam Houston also captured Santa Anna and subsequently won Independence for Texas.
A VIVID CLOSE-UP OF THE TOUCHING POEM - IN THE FIRM HAND OF TEXAN SAM HOUSTON
Houston was elected as the First President of the Republic of Texas. By 1845, Texas was admitted to The Union. He was then the first man from Texas to be elected to The United States Senate. In 1859, Houston became Governor of Texas. Sam Houston fought hard to prevent Texas from seceding from the Union. For this, he was deposed in 1861, when he refused to swear Allegiance to The Confederacy. Sam Houston’s health then quickly deteriorated, until finally he was struck with a severe chill which developed into Pneumonia. Sadly, he passed away in 1863, before he could see His beloved Texas still a part of America. Sam Houston died quietly with his devoted wife, Margaret by his side. Houston’s last words were, “Texas, Texas. Margaret”. Sam Houston's poem reads, " Texas --- Women is lovely to the sight, as gentle as the dews of eve, as bright as mornings earliest light, And spotless in the snow of Heaven. - Sam Houston"
SAM HOUSTON - A FATHER OF TEXAS
SAM HOUSTON - THE TEXAN LEGEND IN HIS FINAL YEARS OF LIFE
For the past quater-century this important piece of history has been in The Raleigh DeGeer Collection (a.k.a.) The American Heritage Collection. In the near future Mr. Amyx is expected to share this with an Institution or another noted collector. www.americanheritage1.com
HISTORIAN & COLLECTOR - RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX -AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS - 2010