The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 3, July 1899 - April, 1900 Page: 13
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Adventures of the "Lively" Immigrants.
it ever has been since; and besides many of the original squads
of the Choctaws, Cherokees, and Chickasaws were still lingering
around New Orleans.
In the bundle on top of the gun were my belt and trappings for
hunting. A description of them may be interesting to some of those
who may in after years feel like settling another Texas, if such can
ever be found in North America, which I very much doubt. The
belt was of worsted girthing, of a brown chocolate color, with a
large buckle with a leather tongue to fit. On the left side was
attached, but removable, a sheath for a large knife some 13 or 14
inches long and 2 inches wide with a firm hickory handle. It
would weigh 31 lbs. and was of the best cast-steel, finely tempered.
This, Mr. Nichols said, was in every way preferable to a hatchet or
tomahawk. On the right side of the belt was attached a bag con-
taining two compartments and protected by a flap or covering of
a material impervious to water. A second strap of the same mate-
rial as the belt came down from the right shoulder, the two ends
buckled to the belt near together on the left side. On this was my
small skinning knife, the blade "Turk" shaped, 51 inches long, and
of the best metal, and a sack of twelve or fifteen bullets and flints.
The schooner being securely moored, all hands went to work, and
in eight or nine days she took her place in the basin, ready for her
ballast and live freight. They had placed on her 1000 lbs. of iron
and farming utensils. Little had an adventure of 1000 lbs. pot
Up to this time no news had come of our intended captain, but
the next day or two we learned of his arrival. He came down one
evening in company with Colonel Austin, Mr. Hawkins, the Messrs.
Lovelace, and one or two others to take a look at the new rigged
schooner. I heard Captain Cannon, our newly arrived commander,
remark to Colonel Austin that it would be a couple of days before
he could take charge, as he had to get rid of the sloop of which he
had been in command; but turning to Captain Butler he said, I
"guess" I will be down in early morning, and bade us good even-
ing. Now I had got a sailor blouse and pants to work through the
slush and paint, and it gave me 'the full appearance of one of the
hands. At breakfast I had taken as usual the head of the table to
pour out the coffee, etc., when Captain Cannon made his appear-
ance. I ordered the cook to prepare a plate. Captain Butler invited
Captain Cannon to sit down, pointing to the vacant seat. I saw
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