The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 7, July 1903 - April, 1904 Page: 84
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84 Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
Jenkins on the civil law, John Hemphill (afterwards chief justice)
on the common law, and Solicitor Hudson on the criminal law.
The last of these was of Scotch antecedents, and was frequently
called among his friends "Sir Jeffrey Hudson." He prided him-
self on his intimate knowledge of Scotch literature. The writer
still has in her possession a list of all the Scottish clans with their
distinctive badges sent her by "Sir Jeffrey" many years ago.
Mr. Cox, together with another Fayette County man, Mr. John
Blackburn, was among those Mier prisoners whom the Mexicans
failed to recapture after they broke away from their captors at the
hacienda del Salado. I well remember the address he delivered in
La Grange after his escape from Mexico, and with what eagerness
the people flocked to hear his tale of daring. He was a man of
much native eloquence, and the graphic description he gave of his
adventures made a strong impression upon his hearers.1
'Still another Fayette County man who was among those not recaptured
after the affair at the hacienda del Salado was Rufus Alexander. He es-
caped in company with William Oldham. A full account of their adven-
tures would have made an interesting page in history, but with frequent
promises I was defeated in getting the proper memoranda for it.
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