The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 16, July 1912 - April, 1913 Page: 41
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Kentucky and the Independence of Texas
Lexington gentlemen. The result of their labors were: "18 shirts,
24 pocket handkerchiefs, 6 collars, 8 black shirts, 12 shirt bosoms,
3 roundabouts, 9 hunting shirts, 1 mosquito bar."'
But Lexington, though the foremost, was only one of a number
of places in Kentucky, whose citizens made sacrifices for the
cause of Texas independence. At Winchester a meeting of citi-
zens was held at which $188.75 in cash was collected and almost
$200 worth of fire-arms and clothing contributed; some ten or a
dozen young men expressed a desire to volunteer as emigrants."
At a meeting of the ladies and gentlemen of Woodford county at
Versailles on May 4, Congress was urged to recognize the inde-
pendence of Texas; the gathering listened to a stirring address
by Charlton Hunt, Esq., of Lexington; the sum of $336.50 was
subscribed by fifty-three of those present; and to crown the whole,
Colonel William P. Hart generously donated one three-year-old
mule for one volunteer to ride.3 A group of citizens of Anderson
county assembled at Lawrenceburg, drew up a set of resolutions
expressing sympathy with Texas, and raised $59.4 Between fifty
and sixty emigrants from Georgetown expressed a willingness to
go to Texas. The same place contributed the sum of $600.6 At
Russell's Cave on May 10, $212.25 was subscribed by a number of
gentlemen, fifteen volunteering their services.0 A meeting of the
citizens of Bourbon county was held at Paris on Saturday, May
14, at which a collection was taken up, and fifteen volunteers,
headed by Mayor Pease, enrolled their names. The meeting rec-
ommended a central committee at Lexington to appoint a day for
meetings in every county in Kentucky for the purpose of enroll-
ing names and receiving subscriptions.7 At a Texas meeting in
'Lexington Intelligencer, June 10, 1836. Mrs. Holley also expended $30
for work and materials for a silk flag designed by General Austin which
was presented to the Ladies Legion by Mrs. Holley's niece, Miss Henrietta
Austin, on June 3.
'Kentucky Gazette, May 12, 1836.
SLexington Intelligencer, May 6, 1836.
4The Commonwealth. May 18, 1836.
'Lexington Intelligencer, May 10, 1836.
'Kentucky Gazette, May 16, 1836. These were Simon Gregg, W. Hughy,
John Connaly, J. R. Wallace, E. Bowie, C. Wallace, John Simpey, J. G.
Gorham, Robert McMeans, Robert Innes, T. E. Ritter, John McLean, John
Roy, Asa Lawrence, James Maddox.
'Kentucky Gazette, May 19, 1836.
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