The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 7, July 1903 - April, 1904 Page: 53
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Reminiscences of Early Texans.
institution, a log-cabin. I think it highly probable that Isaac M.
Pennington was the first who wielded the ferule of the pedagogue.
He taught reading, writing and arithmetic.
Very many of the first immigrants to Austin's colony had not
even a hand-mill, and for a long time their only means of manufac-
turing meal was by pounding the corn with a wooden pestle in a
mortar made in a log or stump. The first saw and gristmill pro-
pelled by water was erected on Mill creek by the Cummings family.
It went into operation in the year 1826. One or two horse mills had
been erected a short time before.
[12.] Additional Recollections of Isaac L. Hill.1
The army took up the line of march from the camp near Harris-
burg about noon or perhaps a little later, of the 19th April. After
marching down Buffalo Bayou between half and three quarters of a
mile it began to cross the bayou in a small, frail, leaky flat-bottomed
boat. We landed on the right bank almost immediately (a few
paces) below the mouth of Sims's bayou. Here, in the pine woods,
the men lay down and rested until dusk, at which time the march
was resumed. It was not far to Vince's Bayou, which we crossed
on the bridge. Here Santa Anna had encamped only a night or two
before. His camp fires (extinct) extended from near the bridge
into Vince's lane. The road passed through Vince's lane and near
his house. (south of it) The night was pretty dark. The army
marched slowly and in profound silence. Occasionally it was halted
for a few moments. Orders to halt were given by our officers in a
low tone. About a mile and half or two miles below Vince's the
road crossed a ravine. On the west side of this ravine and a few
paces (perhaps not more than fifty) to the left of the road we were
halted and ordered to lay down on our arms. Our bivouac was in
the open prairie.
Early on the morning of the 20th we resumed the march-still
following the road to Lynche's ferry (or Lynchburg) [.] At the
distance of two or three miles we reached a point of timber where
we halted to eat breakfast. A number of cattle were grazing near
us and several beeves were slaughtered, but just as we began to
1See no. 7 of this series.-EDITOR QUARTERLY.
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