The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 13, July 1909 - April, 1910 Page: 47
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J. C. Copper's Journal and Book of Memoranda for 1828. 47
of us continually presenting to others the infectious mien of de-
jected lEnnuis To remove this made' several visits to Miss C. W.
an interesting and intelligent young lady with whom I became
acquainted in Cin: a few years previous these visits were too in-
effectual for frequent repetition-the eye-the ear-the taste for
intellectual elegancies were agreeably entertained and delighted but
ah! the Memory was but too much awakened and the heart grew
sick-obtained some handsome specimens of this Lady's penman-
ship and poetic taste for my sister. Wrote six letters-four for
Cin :-Query-Woodlawn of the .Mound, hast thou still with thee
more than an equal division?
Dec: 18th The Compy purchase three eighths of a small schooner
the Little Zoe-burden 20 tons-20th. Cargo on board and Cus-
tom House clearance procured-spirits once more light and buoy-
ant 22nd Saturday evening 5 o'clock-passengers all on board-
"This hour we part-this hour our flutt'ring sails Spread their
white bosoms to the gentle gales"-the breezes slowly die away--
the spirits sink. Land of my love! how lone am I! Friends of
my heart! how lost! As a Gondola that scarcely waklces the tide
our little bark moves gently on toward her destined port-not so
with the mind-the movements of its thoughts are retrograde and
screened by a veil of "leaden gloom," far beyond lies the beautiful
scenery on the constituent loveliness of which it delights to dwell
and revel and feast upon the sweets of pensive retrospect-the
stars are in brilliant glow-the wind from the N West grows
high-about 11 o'clock at night under full sail the vessel strikes
the shore where we are obliged to lie all night in great peril of our
vessel as she lay in a whirlpool of the river recieving against her
side huge logs and trees borne on a current of unusual rapidity.
In the morning the crew and passengers fourteen men in all suc-
ceed in getting her off. Sunday-have pretty favourable breezes--
scenery-nothing imposing, a flat prairie and swamp country on
both sides-gratified with the majestic and beautiful appearances
of many large vessels bearing for N Orleans under full press of
canvass. Land to take in wood for our voyage-tormented almost
to. madness by swarms of sand flies-a Small insect or gnat more
intolerable much than the musquito. This night strike the shore
again a little below Fort Jackson; get off without damage cast
anchor within sound of the roaring of the Sea. Monday morning
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