The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 13, July 1909 - April, 1910 Page: 56
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trustfully watched over the provisions during our absence-to con-
tinue-we past on prosperously down the San Jacinto for about
five miles when we struck on a bar two or three jumping overboard
to their necks and the balance with poles we get off-our sail
still up we pass briskly down we enter a, small bay at the river's
mouth about 1 mile in breadth and several in length-here the
wind having greater Scope a Strong current and tide setting out
and the waves rolling higher than any we have yet passed through
we are apprehensive of two dangers-the one of being dashed to
pieces-the other of being carried out into the broad expanse of
the Trinity Bay-however not yet daunted we succeed by means
of our sail and oars in reaching our destined port an hour before
sun-set after a voyage of one week precisely from Harrisburg,
we landed at Hunter's Point about the last of March-
and many an hour's talk and lively jest has this voyage afforded
us-young men who had thought themselves brought up; thus to
find that they in fact had "come down on a raft"-it was no
small matter for lively reflection and humourous sallies on the com-
parative merits of past and present situations-our descriptions
were to father rare food for merriment. Father and Gregg who
had traveled down by land meet us on the beech-we accompany
them up to Doctr. Hunter's and spend the night
Turn to making improvements get our houses out of the water
--establish ourselves in a small cabin about 10 ft square open all
around admitting a free circulation of sea breezes-continue here
about six weeks during which time we are hard labourers living
on coarse fair and subject to many inconveniences-we clear off
about an acre of woods and briers-fence in about two acres
plough dig and plant it-in corn potatoes and garden vegetables-
and finish putting up and roofing a fine warehouse
The Rights of Man arrives. Gregg and P'atrick return to Har-
risburg. Lyndsey and I remain a few days longer-here I receive
my first letters from the States four at once-am quite another
person Such joys come not oft to gild the darksome days of the
wayworn traveller One evening about an hour before sunset the
Capt. and I load a small canoe with our little household matters
fix up a sail take our dog Gunner aboard and set out for HI-arris-
burg-we had not more than half crossed the little bay before
spoken of before a, stiff southerly breeze springs-the white caps
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Texas State Historical Association. The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 13, July 1909 - April, 1910, periodical, 1910; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101051/m1/64/: accessed September 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.