The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 17, July 1913 - April, 1914 Page: 56
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The Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Monday, Aug. 6th. Letters from R. W. W. Wright, R. B.
McMullen, Thos. S. Withersoop, and E. O. Eastman and New
yOrleans Observer. Met Dr. Axon, an old friend.
Friday, Aug. 24th. Galveston. Have been sick now for two
weeks, part of the time as sick as I ever was in my life; four or
five chills, the first I ever had, all followed by severe fevers;
have had the kindest attention from Gail Borden and family, for
which may the Lord reward them abundantly, and may I never
forget their kindness, nor the Lord's mercy in raising me up
from a sick bed. This was my first sickness in the South.
Sabbath, Aug. 26th. Rode down to the bay early. Preached
in the Temporary Court Room to a small audience, from Acts
11:26. Much exhausted and still weak, dined in the hotel, met
Mrs. Newell and her sister, Miss Haff, felt much better in the
Monday, Aug. 27th. Quite well this morning.
Thursday, Aug. 80th. Off for Houston on the San Jacinto.
Regret to hear of the death of Mrs. Davenport, a short illness.
Sabbath, Sept. Nnd. Preached at 10:30 from Mat. 8:32; at
'7:30 from Heb. 11:34. Good congregations.
Monday, Sept. 3rd, 1888. Day of general election. Much sin
,of profaneness and intemperance. General Lamar elected Presi-
dent. Attended the funeral of Mr. Kennicott, a young lawyer,
late of New Orleans. Read part of the Episcopal burial service
and offered prayer at the house where he died. Four burials this
day. "So teach us to number our days."
Tuesday and Wednesday. Read sketches of Persia. (Now in
1880, I have a daughter a missionary in Persia.)
Soon after a severe sickness, which kept me at Galveston some
=two weeks--chills and severe fevers. I left Houston for Alabama,
to attend the South Alabama Presbytery, under whose care I had
.been as a licentiate, since the fall of 1837. I left Houston in the
.Correo, on the 7th of September. A large company of passengers
called at Col. Morgan's.
Saturday, Sept. 8th. I arrived at Galveston after dark. The
water of the Bay was considerably up in the city, all around the
old Customhouse, where I was landed in a small boat. From there
I had to wade some 150 to 200 yards to dry land. Found my
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