The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 13, July 1909 - April, 1910 Page: 129
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The Clopper Correspondence, 1884-1888.
coming out, etc. . . . We shall have the new buildings ready soon
and land fenced for Corn etc. Doctr P. has built and improved
about 10 miles above Capt. Lyndsay is at work on Trinity, but we
expect him daily, to, assist on our buildings, he talks of going to
Kentucky this Season. You will write immediately on Rect of
this, as I think June will arrive before we get away. I send much
love to Mary and the girls1 and our friends generally, and particu-
larly to Mr Ludlow and family, Dr. Willson and family, etc Con-
tinue to pray for us. And will write soon.
Yr affectionate father
A. M. CLOPPER TO NICHOLAS CLOPPER.
Highland Cottage 2nd. Jany.-1836.
I recieved your letter dated 5th September about a fortnight ago
from Doctr. Patrick, who got one at the same time. I was truly
glad to hear of your good Health and that of my Brother and
Sisters. I wrote to you about the last of Septr. it being the first
chance I had by way of Nacogdoches. I hope you have recieved it
'ere this the Country is in such a state at this time that there is no
business done; the Texonians have taken Labahia, and march'd
from thence to San Antonio. on the 5th. last month they com-
pell'd Genl. Cos to surrender, whose army being 1100 strong, and
that of the Americans about 600. we have to regret the loss of
one of our bravest Citizens, Col Milam, who was shot in the fore-
head while passing across the street. Edward Burleson is com-
mander in chief, F. W. Johnson C'ommanding Col. American loss
at .San Antonio, about 8 kill'd and several wounded, Mexican loss
about 300 kill'd and a good many wounded. John Iiams had been
at ,San Antonio. on his return he told me that Dimmeta and one
other man was taken near Labahia by the Irish, and put in Irons
and sent to Matamoras. a few days ago I mention'd it 'to G. F.
'Nicholas 'Clopper had four daughters: Rebecca, Ruhamah, Mary Ann,
and Caroline, none of whom married. The first two died in 1845, and
the last two in 1875.
"On the margin of the sheet, with index referring to these initials, is
the note: "Died Deer., 1841, aged 76."
8Captain Philip Dimitt.
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