The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 2, July 1898 - April, 1899 Page: 234
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234 Texas Historicdl Association Quarterly.
and reduced our nos one third then was the trying moment of my
life fear came over me amongst our acquaintance Joseph A Cruz
died about the first of Feby 44 Wm A Walace is here a prisoner
with me who at the same time suffered Marturdom with myself in
the Hospital the eppidemic that prevailed affected the Head all
was in a state of delirixin he Win A W was lashed hard and fast on
his back with roaps which marks will show as long as he lives- We
are required to perform the most menial service that ever white
men did perform sweeping the streets gathering all the filth that
may accumulate in baskets under the superintend of the vilest of
convicts with seeming discretion to use the pole instead of the rod
the application of which keeps ery one up to the mark-
To myself I never have heard from my native coun-
try but once that was Govr McDowel to U. S. Consulate Black in
favor of my friend Wm A W- Writing time after time farewell
WM. F. WILsoN
P S leaving home I was a candidate for the sherifalty of Liberty
County with an expectation of reaching home by the day we were
taken prisoners making no provision for the safe keeping of my
affects Scnd this to Mr Andrews Walace and tender him my
..........' for his interposition in our behalf
Republic of Mexico
Castle of Perota 29th July 1844
Again I write you still believing that I canot be so
far forgotten by you as not to answer my letters but attribute it
perhaps to miscariages Since a prisoner I have written you four
or five times & Mrs Tuither once doln Bowyer at least once per
month Coln Hardin Cdon Woods Major John b) Andrews of Hous-
ton John B Johnson of San Philopy David White of Mobile and
Osker Farish and as yet I have received nothing- we are in a most
retched condition badly fed naked made to work like beasts of
burthen Some time ago we were fed upon meet of so doubtful a
character that it is yet a matter undecided whether it was dried
Dog or Goat meat My impression is that it was dog from the cooks
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