The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 9, July 1905 - April, 1906 Page: 270
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Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
[The materials for this sketch and the documents printed with it
have been furnished by Mr. Charles H. Ayers, of Detroit, who, as
will appear from the reading, is a grandson of Lewis Ayers. Of
the appended documents, No. 1 is a letter written by Lewis Ayers
while on his way up the Mississippi River to Cincinnati. It was
addressed to relatives of his who were living in Detroit. The
Abram and Ann mentioned in the letter were the brother and sister
of Mrs. Ayers. The original of the document is in possession of
Mrs. Charles H. Hastings, ,of Detroit. Its abrupt termination is
accounted for by the fact that the last page of it has been lost.
No. 2 is an extract from "The Jerseyman," which was published
at Morristown, New Jersey, by a brother-in-law of Lewis Ayers.
The paper from which the item is taken has been lost, and the
date of the item, which was omitted in making the copy, can not
No. 3 is a letter from Lewis Ayers to Governor Smith, of Texas,
communicating some correspondence between Mr. Ayers and James
McGloin, of San Patricio, relative to McGloin's appointment as
militia organizer for that municipality. The oath referred to in
the letters will be found in Gammel's Laws of Texas, I, 912. The
latter part of it, which McGloin thought inconsistent with the
spirit of the federal constitution of Mexico, pledged obedience to
the declarations ,and ordinances of the Consultation and of the
Provisional Government. This correspondence is of value for the
light it throws on the attitude of the Irish settlers in McMullen
and McGloin's Colony. The letters are printed from copies ap-
parently made long since. 'The originals are probably not in ex-
No. 4 is the bond of Robert Carlisle as deputy of Lewis Ayers
in the office of collector of the port of Lavaca. It is printed from
No. 5 is from what seems to be the original of the passport men-
tioned in No. 1. It is signed by Guerra, but was doubtless ob-
tained through Bradburn.
No. 6 is from the original of a letter from Isaac Domingo
Marks to Lewis Ayers which was apparently written and delivered
to Mr. Ayers while he was in Matamoros on his way to New Or-
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