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To J. T. Canales, Esquire, Attorney-At-Law, Brownsville, Texas, from [PERALES], Nov. 30, 1927.

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Title

To J. T. Canales, Esquire, Attorney-At-Law, Brownsville, Texas, from [PERALES], Nov. 30, 1927.

Subject

LETTERS
ELECTIONS
ORDER of Sons of America
CONSTITUTION
BY-laws
CANALES, J. T. (Jose Tomas), 1877-1976

Description

Letter to J. T. Canales from [PERALES] soliciting him to be the new President General for "Our League".

Creator

[Perales, Alonso S.]

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Date

1927-11-30

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Content compilation of The Latino/Hispanic American Experience Leaders, Writers and Thinkers copyright 2012 by Arte Publico Historical Collections. All rights reserved.

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English

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pera0051

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BROWNSVILLE (Tex.)
SAN Antonio (Tex.)

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Nov. 30, 1927.

J.T. Canales, Esquire
Attorney-at-Law,
Brownsville, Texas.

My dear friend Mr. Canales: [Underlined - Our League.]

I returned from San Antonio the night of the 28th instant and found your letters of Nov. 9th and 21st.

I received a circular letter from Eduardo Idar, dated Nov. 19th, making certain suggestions. My honest opinion is that before making any other proposals to the Order Sons of America we should make them live up to the agreement entered into at the Harlingen Convention, to-wit; to permit us to make suggestions tending to revise their Constitution and By-laws. This matter to be [Illegible - threshed] out by the two Committees. We have our Committee already functioning. They have not even appointed theirs. I talked with Mr. Tafolla in Laredo and San Antonio with reference to this matter.

What I intend to do before I leave for Havana next January is this: to ascertain from our eight Councils whether or not they are willing to have you be our President General until we hold our first convention sometime next year, at which time we can select a President General for the year 1928. I am certain there will be no opposition to your heading our League and I know of no man better qualified in every respect to direct the destinies of our Order. Now, Mr. Canales, I sincerely hope you will reconsider the idea and agree to be our President General. We must have you as our leader in order to succeed. When you grow tired of leading us we can proceed to name a successor. Please say "yes" by return mail in order that I may at once get in touch with our eight Councils. Remember! If you agree to lead us, Brownsville will be the Headquarters of our League as long as you are our President General. The Brownsville Boys asked me to assist in making Brownsville the Headquarters. The [Illegible - Brownsville] Boys could do all the work, and all you would have to do would be to advise and direct ---- it seems to me.

With best wishes and personal regards, I am as ever,
Sincerely your friend,

Citation

[Perales, Alonso S.], “To J. T. Canales, Esquire, Attorney-At-Law, Brownsville, Texas, from [PERALES], Nov. 30, 1927.,” Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage Digital Collections, accessed May 23, 2024, http://usldhrecovery.uh.edu/items/show/243.