The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 13, July 1909 - April, 1910 Page: 144
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Friday last, dated Houston August lat. After speaking very af-
fectingly of the death of his wife, whom it seems took the Small
Pox in May, of which she lingered (or rather a consequent disease)
untill July 31st when her eyes were closed forever on things of
mortality, Fatigue and want of rest he says brought on an inflama-
tion of the liver of which he is but just recovering being so weak as
not to be able to sit up but part of the day. But I presume you have
heard from him long ere. this. He mentions advising me to return
to Texas, but as I do not intend making it my Home and the law
prohibits foreigners from holding lands and as there is some risk
in having it held in trust it might be advisable to sell. He says
if I come to this conclusion my affairs can be settled without my
coming to the country. He likewise says he was doubtful whether
my title to the League could be obtained without my being in the
Country, but he has obtained a Certificate in which (if nothing
new takes place) a Patent must issue as soon as they have a presi-
dent that will sign them. Houston still refuses to sign any, but
Lamar who it is supposed will succeed him is in favour of carrying
into effect the land law, so that we may expect patents for our lands
some time next Spring I have written almost word for word of
what he says that you may be the better able to advise me. . .
(Mrs.) A. L. WILSON.
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