64. William Henry Ellison, A Self-governing Dominion, 62-64; Leonard Pitt, The Decline of the Californios, 60-68; Journals of the Senate of the State of California, First Session, 493-497.
65. McLemore to Adeline Ellery Green, May 5, 1852, Green Papers.
66. Adeline Ellery Green to Larkin, February 16, 1855, George Hammond, ed., The Larkin Papers 10:127-128.
67. Green to Erwin and Weller, March 8, 1853; Green to Pierce, April 7, 1853, Green Papers.
68. Ralph S. Kuykendall, The Hawaiian Kingdom, 411, 419. Wharton J. Green, whose filial devotion makes him a rather unreliable source of information on his father, states in his autobiography that Green was "indirectly offered" a post by Pierce, but declined it. Green, Recollections and Reflections, 42.
69. Reinhardt, "Public Career," 131 - 139; Reed, Texas Railroads, 99-100; James Shenton, Robert John Walker, 129-133.
70. Houston to Pease, June 22, 1854, Thomas Jefferson Rusk Papers.
71. "Speech on Thomas Jefferson Green," Williams and Barker, eds., Houston Writings 6:92; Reinhardt, "Public Career," 135-136.
72. Green, Reply [of] Gen. Green, 5, 18.
73. "Remarks Concerning the Pamphlet of Thomas Jefferson Green," February 15, 1855, Williams and Barker, eds., Houston Writings 6:166.
74. Reed, Texas Railroads, 99-100.
75. "Report on the contrivance for harbor defence, and on the explosive shot referred to in a letter of Gen'l T.J. Green to the Secretary of the Navy," March 24, 1857, Green Papers.
76. Green, Recollections and Reflections; 42.
Dedication ~ Notes
1. Dr. Branch Tanner Archer was Green's business partner and closest friend during his years in Texas. Among various business activities, the two men founded the town of Velasco and organized the short-lived Texas Railroad, Navigation and Banking Company. In an effort to discredit Green's Journal, the Houston press alleged that the first and last chapters of the book had been written by Archer. Green hotly denied the charge, and his private correspondence with Archer would seem to support his claim as the book's sole author. Green to the editor of the Galveston News, November 26, 1845; Archer to Green, November 29, 1844, Green Papers (Appendix 7, document 1).
Introductory Chapter ~ Notes
1. It was not Houston but Stephen F. Austin who conceived the idea of asking Andrew Jackson to mediate an end to the conflict and persuaded Santa Anna to request an audience with the U.S. president. Jackson's response was favorable, if lukewarm; it seemed to him unlikely that the United States could be of much assistance, having already recognized the new government of