The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 13, July 1909 - April, 1910 Page: 60
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Texas Historical Association Quarlerly.
will now command all your sympathies in an artless and moving
detail of personal privations and sufferings such as the hearer is
ready to believe few such frames ever encountered and lived under
-now she will fascinate her auditor by the ease and fluency with
which she can descant upon general topics-addressed by the beau
the fop or gallant, he does not find her out of her forte-a gay
widow of about 35 she is agreeable where and when and as the
manner and disposition of her company requires. She has one
daughter-a beautiful little girl of about 12 or 13. Mrs. Long
is now residing with her brother in Law-Majr. Calvit at the
mouth of the Brazos. The most respectable portion of the male
Society consists of about eight or ten-Married, batchelors and
young men-four or five of whom are lawyers. Col. Austin is a
small spare little old batchelor without any remarkable intellectual
qualifications, of rather a dry and reserved disposition tho' pos-
sessed of excellent common sense and considerable general infor-
mation; altogether well qualified to be the founder of a Colony.
Mr. Gregg withdraws from the Co. and connects himself with
some connexions of his on the Guadaloupe. We purchase thirty
odd beaves and make preparations all of us except Andw. who
remains at Harrisburg to drive them to San Antonio market-are
prevented by the rise of the Brazos from crossing them I volun-
teer to return to the mouth of the San Jacinto for necessary
articles that had been neglected. Young Eaton from Chilicothe
Ohio accompanies me as far as Harrisburg. We have a large
Bayou to, cross-at this time filled by back water from the river
and widened 100 yds he plunges in and 30 steps from shore he
and his horse become entangled-he swims out and with great
difficulty the horse is saved-presently there come up a couple of
Spaniards, we construct a small raft of brush etc to bear our sad-
dles baggage etc drive in our horses and swim over. These Span-
iards were soldiers of Genl. Teranne's1 escort-commissioner of the
Mexican Republic, to meet at Nachitoches the United States com-
missioner for the purpose of determining the dividing line be-
tween the two Governments. This Genl.'s escort consisted of 35
soldiers-and a number of attendant mechanics and servants-
also a botanist and astronomer they were several weeks at San-
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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/m1/68/: accessed November 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.