TEXAS STATE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION.
Vol. III. OCTOBER, 1899. No. 2.
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by contributors to the Quarterly.
ADVENTURES OF THE "LIVELY" IMMIGRANTS. II.
W. S. LEWIS.
[It is apparent from Mr. Lewis's own statement in this number that the
journal was not put into the form from which Colonel Bryan's copy was
made until something more than fifty years after the events narrated; but
it is said by Colonel Bryan to be quite faithful to the geography of the
section of the Brazos country with which it deals, and to the names left
there. It must, therefore, have been written from notes made earlier.
What Lewis says relative to the daughters of Mr. Morton would indicate as
much. Colonel Bryan has added some notes, to which are appended his
Mr. L. G. Bugbee's estimate of the value of the journal is given in note
2 to his article, "What Became of the Lively," printed in this number.
Mr. Lewis's initials have at last been obtained.-EDIron QUARTERL.]
The boat almost passed before those on board saw me, but when
they did they appeared to feel equal satisfaction with myself. I was
taken aboard and first inquired as to the success of the trip. Then
what a change of feeling came over me ! They did say I shed tears,
and it was perhaps so. I answered their inquiries in monosyllables,
but eventually I found utterance sufficient to say that the camp was
only a mile or two away; that all were pretty well; that we had had
a sore bad time of it; that the vessel never came back any more;
that we stayed four or five days and then moved up by stations,
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