clear primely the settlers organized a band
for their own protection related how they built
a jail in Clarksville and it was torn down.
In speaking of the way they administered
justice he said we hung five horse thieves
in one day and it was not a very good
day for hanging either he would not give
one hundred pf the old Texas to fight the
Indians for five thousand U.S.U. Mr. Wheat
went on to relate how they were of ten com-
pelled to dig up the roots of briars and make
bread of them. His narratice of the early times
was filled with thrilling interest and
very attentively listened to. The next one
called upon was G.W.Mc. Guufer who made
a very good and appropirate speech. After
he finished, dinner was announced and
the meeting adjourned until one o'clock
p.m.. After dinner the speaker's stand was
ornamented with a large buffalo skull,
upon whuch appeared a horned frog of Texas.
The little fellow sat upon his seat so apparently
innocent and contented that he seemed
to understand that his presence was needed.
On moth Judge Poter was requested
tp take charge of the trophies and preserve
them for the next meeting. The after dinner
ad welcome address was delivered by J.R.
Jeter. We feel very much disappointed that
we cannot find room to publish his address,
but the article having taken up more space
than we expected we are necessarily compelled
to choke down from the word go. Suffice it to
however, that Mr. Jeter's speech was brimful of
merit and was well received.
Esq. Dills was next requested to speak and he
made a few very kindly remarks to his Texas
friends. He said that he was a new commer
had not been here but four years but that he
was under lasting obligations to his friends
and neighbors for the kins stanger in time
of sickness the square spoke feelingly and gave
went to the spontaneous uprising of his (?grat)
Old Settlers Association (Grayson County, Tex.). Old Settler's Association of Grayson County, Vol. 1.. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth11279/. Accessed August 29, 2014.