The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 17, July 1913 - April, 1914 Page: 45
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Extracts from the Diary of W. Y. Allen, 1888-1839 45.
opening of the session. (This was the adjourned session of the
first [second] Congress.) Witnessed the conclusion of a treaty,
at the President's house, between the Republic and several chiefs
of the Tonkawav Indians. The President in full military uni-
form, several officers of state, about ten chiefs, and a number-
of spectators, present. The articles of the treaty were read to.
the chiefs in the Mexican language, Welshmeyer interpreting, to,
which three chiefs attached their marks, several officers and spec-
tators present also signed it as witnesses. After the formalities,.
General Houston made a speech to the Indians, a good deal, I
suppose, like most talks to Indians on similar occasions. Then,
one of the chiefs made a talk; some of the chiefs had but little
clothing; all had painted faces. They seemed awkward with pen.
Saturday, April 14th. An address to both Houses of Congress
by General Houston, at the close of which a fight in front of the
Capitol and a murder in the afternoon, in a saloon. The mur-
derer and murdered both heroes of San Jacinto,-rum's doings.
Sabbath, April 15th. Three services today. Rev. Littleton
Fowler, Chaplain of the House, preached twice: preached at 7:30
p. m.; text, Deut. 7:9-10, God faithful and covenant keeping, etc
More freedom than usual in speaking.
Monday, April 16th. Met Lieut. Tod, late of the United States
Navy, afterwards superintended the building of the five war
schooners of the Texas Navy. He is a Presbyterian. I knew his.
father's family in Kentucky: good people.
One of the rioters of Saturday, Mr. L., brought to the bar of"
the Senate, charged, heard and acquitted. The other, Col. W.,
arraigned in the afternoon, and reprimanded by Vice-President
Lamar. The Col. seemed quite indignant at the proceedings of
the Senate. 0 tempora! etc.
Wednesday, April 18th. Attended the funeral of Mr. Doby,.
late of Virginia, a merchant of this city. Funeral at Harrisburg:-
Chaplain Fowler preached. I followed with a few remarks. Mr.
D. was a young man much respected.
Friday, April 20th. Was elected Chaplain of the House of
Representatives; competitors, an Episcopal clergyman, and a
Catholic priest of infamous character.
Sabbath, April 22nd. Three services today: first, by Brother
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