Edmund Andrews to Stephen F Austin, 09-08-1836
Summary: The body politic "only right by accident."
Yours under date of [September 1 (?)] informing me of the illness of Doctor Archer has been received—and I have sent you some good Claret by Sergent Foot who goes via of Columbia I have a great many little things which I would be glad to send you and which would add much to your comfort but I do not know or are rather am not acquainted with the bearer.
I saw Mr. Perry Two days since I believe they are all well you will no doubt have received the returns of the Election in this Jurisdiction.
The body Politic is unlike Every other machine that Ever Existed, other machines may be thrown out of order by some accident but this is only right by accident.—
I have sent you Two or three newspapers [of] New Orleans which contain but little. The port of Matamoros is opened, for provisions of all kinds, and I have no doubt from what I can gather that an army will soon assemble at Matamoros for the purpose of invading Texas.—