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This lady, an only daughter, whose image is still in my mind,
married some years afterwards a good, but illiterate Frenchman. She
was a victim of the storm at Last Island in 1856. The only child she
had, her slave servant girl saved in that fearful storm by clinging for
hours to a mesquite tree. The husband in gratefulness set the slave
free. The gentleman was in San Marcos in 186o in company with
Miscipsi Young and others.* From him I learned the sad fate of his
wife, and a more particular description of the later disaster at "Last
*Mr. Ed. J. L. Green remembers this visit, and informs us the French gentleman's
name was Como.-ED. FREE PRESS.
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 66, July 1962 - April, 1963. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101196/. Accessed May 28, 2016.