The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 13, July 1909 - April, 1910 Page: 62
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but a few over at one time-the others escaping and getting back.
I am taken down with the fever-company return for the cattle
Edward in company-they drive them 20 miles up the river to
cross--my fever continues have Shakes or chills-am visited by
Mrs. Calvit and Mrs. Long in our Hall of Batchelors-my feelings
for such kindness were indescribable-the first females I had seen
from the first attack---am considerably restored by it and in a few
days after walking about-cattle are most of them bro't over.
In course of a week I set out with the Captn. to hunt the re-
mainder we get lost in the bottom finally get out-discover the
cattle-set out again and in one day ride 50 miles thro' the scorch-
ing, treeless prairies-and two days in the dismal wilds of the
Brazos bottom at length get all our cattle over the river Dr.
Patrick has a slight attack and recovers-about the 1st of July
my dear brother E-and I are attacked with the fever brot. on
by our extreme exposures and fatigues-on the 5th Lyndsay and
Patrick start with the cattle for San Antonio-on the 4th July a
great ball is given about 20 miles off-made up by subscription
of the colonists in. honour of that day so glorious for what they
still feel to be their Country-my dear brother and I lying lonely
side by side on our cheerless palates none but father with us-
on the night of the 5th I receive a letter dated 7th April it were
vain to attempt an expression of its effects situated as we were-
two, days after I am able to ride about and gather strength very
rapidly-am able to attend on brother-he is able to ride a little
morning and evening-thirsday evening he called at Mrs. Wil-
kin's-presented Miss Jane with a couple of sheets -of favorite
songs-friday morning 11th he rides about 1 mile to, a Spring and
back-falls on his palate quite exhausted-for several days pre-
vious to this in my solitary rides over the prairies-I seemed to
have a presentiment that his death was near at hand-the thought
was ever,in my mind-had he complained of suffering and audibly
mourned his afflictions-I should have felt more easy-but no,
no like the solemn stillness that precedes the tempest-so did he
seem to be awaiting the dissolution of soul and body-the patience
of the Christian-the pious resignation of the believer being beau-
tifully exemplified in and throughout his last series of afflictions--
his fever continued rising till about the middle of the day-father
and I sat by him-he could not speak without the greatest pain-
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