The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 13, July 1909 - April, 1910 Page: 59
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J. C. Clopper's Journal and Book of Memoranda for 1828. 59
There are several planters already engaged in erecting sugar mills
and they have resolved to dispose of it at 10 cts this is cheaper
than it can be sold at here by purchasers and shippers from N.
Orleans. Many have their cotton gins in operation and the estab-
lishment of a cotton factory is already agitated. Here also is
raised some of the fattest and most delicious beef and bacon in
the world at no expense nor trouble, the grass of the prairies and
mast of the bottoms makes it all. Salt is made abundantly and
sold remarkably low and the waters abound with the finest fish,
oysters, crabs turtles etc-the forests with Buffalo deer bear
etcetera. The Society of Sanfelipe is fast improving. The laws
are becoming better known and more rigidly enforced and the
Colony fast disgorging itself of that corruption and moral de-
pravity so prevalent in the first establishment of colonial commu-
nities The colonists have no. fixed code of Laws as yet--their
legal proceedings are regulated after the common and municipal
laws of the United States of N. A. what statutory provisions they
have hitherto reed. from Saltillo, Capital of the State of Coahuila
and Texas, are modelled after the Civil or old Roman Laws-it
being a constitutional provision there shall be no other Courts than
Courts military and ecclesiastical-this is bringing into practice
here the Code of Louisiana. The young Society of Sanfelipe con-
sists of two or three married ladies young and old 3 or four
widows young and old, two or three young ladies-these compose
the first class or higher circle and very respectable and measurably
interesting folks they are; from amongst whom as the head of the
Ton I would name Mrs. Long--widow of Genl. Long, shot in the
City of .Mexico six or eight years since-a short sketch of this
lady must suffice for them all. In person, she is tall forming
what is called a beautiful figure, presenting the conformation of
a delicate female endued with the energies of masculine vigour
yet moving with a grace that is truly and wholly feminine-her
countenance tho' not expressive of the fire of genius nor the
striking energies of more than ordinarily effective talents yet is
highly interesting-her features are regular-her aspect l ailing-
her eyes sparking her tongue not too pliant for a female being
kept in admirable subjection to her excellent understanding-al-
most ever pouring forth the vivifying humours of her lively spirit
and consequently very engaging in all her conversations-as she
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