The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 13, July 1909 - April, 1910 Page: 78
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Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
Creek-hear bear in the night gathering mast from the live-Oak.
Next day cross the Colorado and camp near Judge Cumming's-
arrive safely at Sanfelipe the day following-friends all well--
continue here about one month-meanwhile brother Andw. visits
us from Harrisburgh-is considerably recruited in flesh and spirits.
Succeed badly in making collections. Father and I about the
middle of November start for the mouth of the Brassos to meet a
vessel expected from Galveston Bay-not yet arrived-hear of her
detention by a Mexican cruiser sent on this coast for the capture
of smugglers-become acquainted with the families of Doctor
Wells and Mr. Bell-much pleased with them intelligent and
amiable people. Father concludes not to return to Cincinnati be-
fore the ensuing Spring-but that I should go on soon as the
vessel might be prepared to sail. In consequence return imme-
diately to Sanfelipe to make new arrangements (60 miles). Re-
turn again with trunk and effects accompanied by Captn. Lindsay
-meet with father-proceed southwardly to Brassoria-a town
newly laid out on the Brazos about 18 miles direct from the sea
coast--on, ~de water and well situated to flourish with the popu-
lation of the country, having an exceedingly rich and extensive
fertile country around and excellent schooner navigation-con-
tains 4 or 5 dwellil mnd a store a duel fought here the day
before with rifles-no _)od shed. Go on down to Mr. McNeal's'
within 7 miles of the.: oa -this is the most intelligent industrious
and hospitable family met with in Texas-hold a considerable
number of Slaves and cultivate cotton to a pretty large extent-
having a large and valuable gin of their own. Family consists of
the Father and Mother-five sons, all grown but one, and a lovely
daughter of 16-the beauty of the Colony. We continue in this
amiable domestic circle 3 or 4 weeks anxiously awaiting the arrival
of the vessel-pass off the time very agreeably in viewing the
country deer hunting-bee hunting-grape gathering etc etc-
get no tidings of the Schooner father and I start once more for
Sanfelipe-I having determined to go on by land-reach Mr.
B3ell's-rainy season commences. Captn. John Austin arrives with
a schooner of 60 tons purchased at N. Orleans to trade from the
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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/m1/86/: accessed August 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.