The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 17, July 1913 - April, 1914 Page: 284
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scattered, and Dr. Baker reorganized it after the troubles passed
away. After Presbytery adjourned, Dr. Baker and I spent two
weeks in the neighborhood, preaching at Independence, Washington,
Chriesman's, and as far west as Fuller's.4 We had a glorious time.
Twenty-five or thirty conversions. Then, Baker and I went down
to Columbia. and Brazoria. The following autumn, I organized
the Columbia Church with fifteen members. McCullough organ-
ized the Church at Galveston, shortly before the meeting of Pres-
bytery, in April, 1840. The original minutes of the Presbytery,
I sent, several years since, to. the Presbyterian Historical Society
The most of the year 1841, I spent in Kentucky, begging money
to pay the debt on the Houston church building, which was occu-
pied by my worthy successor, Dr. Miller, not long after I had ded-
I had been in Texas six months before Fullenwider went there
with his family. In Sept., 1838, I met him in the streets of
Natchez, on his way to. Texas on horseback.
In 1842, I left Texas, a victim of chills and fever. The only
thing like salary I received while in Texas, was while as Chaplain
to Congress. I went there with about six hundred dollars, and left
with just enough money to pay my way to Louisville. But I have
never regretted what I did and suffered for Texas.
Your types have S. F. Cooke as one of the early ministers. It
should be Stephen F. Cocke, an old fellow student of mine in
Centre College, forty-six years ago.
Miller speaks of crossing a river on a hog trough and two
puncheons, getting to, a meeting of Presbytery. McCullough and
I crossed the Brazos once, going to Independence to a meeting,
on a little raft made of scantlings, that hardly kept us and our sad-
dles and saddlebags above water. We hired a boy to swim our
ROCKVILLE, IND., Feb. 13th, 1878.5
MEssRs. EDITons: Some one has recently sent me several num-
bers of this paper [The Texas Presbyterian]. In these, I notice
with much interest the "Minutes of the Brazos Presbytery." It
4Longpoint, Washington county.
5Texas Presbyterian, III, No. 2. March 1, 1878.
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