The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 7, July 1903 - April, 1904 Page: 47
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Reminiscences of Early Texans.
Round Top, Fayette Co. Texas,
I owe you an apology for the cramped hand in which the follow-
ing pages are written. I know I ought to send you a better speci-
men of calligraphy, but am really too indolent to copy. I have still
various papers in hand, which I beg to retain until I can obtain a
few additional facts, without which they are incomplete.
Should you find anything in this or the other volume which may
need explanation, please write to me on the subject.
Last fall I sent you a list of errata. You will find the same list
at the close of this vol.
Respectfully yours, &c
J. H. K.1
[8.] Recollections of Abraham Alley.
Abraham Alley and his brothers John C. and Thomas D. Alley
immigrated -to Texas from the State of Missouri in the spring of
1822. At N. Orleans they embarked on board the schooner James
Lawrence bound for the mouth of the Colorado--the messrs Alley,
however, debarked on the west end of Galveston Island.
Thence they proceeded on foot to Fort settlement on the Brazos
and thence to the Atoscacito crossing on the Colorado, where they
settled on the east side of the river. An elder brother, Rawson Alley,
was already in Austins colony whither he had immigrated the year
before. In the winter of 1824 another brother, William Alley, also
emigrated from Missouri and settled on -the Colorado. At the
period of their immigration they were all young and single men.
In the fall of 1822 or the winter of 1822-3, John C. Alley, John C.
Clark and another man were coming up the Colorado in a canoe
when they were attacked by the Carancawas near the mouth
of Scull creek and Alley and - were killed[.] Clark was
severely wounded but after three days arrived at the Atoscacito
crossing. About the time of this occurrence as Robert Brotherton
from the settlement near the locality of the present town of Colum-
bus was going down the west side of the river with a horse and cart
1The reminiscences were written out by the collector, Mr. Kuykendall, in
two small blank books. This letter, which was intended for Judge Bell (see
THE QUARTERLY, VI 236), introduces the second.-EDITOR QUARTERLY.
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