The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 17, July 1913 - April, 1914 Page: 58
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The Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Cullough, we arrived in Houston, on Saturday, Nov. 4th, at 4
a. m. the day before the meeting of the Third Congress of the
Lone Star Republic. Up to this time I was but a licentiate.
Now I am a minister of the gospel.
Sabbath, Nov. 25th, 1838. Attended a meeting for the organ-
ization of a Texas Bible Society. The meeting was opened by
Rev. Dr. Hoes, agent of the American Bible Society. Col. W. H.
Wharton, Mr. Cullen, a member of Congress, and myself mac
addresses on resolutions. Col. Wharton's address was a very
scholarly address on the Bible and its circulation, although he was
a decided sceptic as to its inspiration. He left his scepticism out
of this speech. The Society was organized in the evening of that
Brethren Chase and Blair spent the night with me. They were
on their way from Natchez to Washington. Brother Blair spent
the remainder of his life in Texas.
Sabbath, Dec. 2nd. Called on Rev. Mr. Frazer [Frazier], who
was Chaplain of the Senate; thought him dangerously ill;
preached in the Senate Hall, Sabbath night. Rev. Frazier died at
6 a. m.; preached his funeral at 3 p. m. He was a Cumberland Pres-
byterian from Tennessee. At 4 o'clock called on Col. Wharton;
found him near the gate of death, more emaciated than any living
man I had ever seen; conversed with him about Christianity, and
prayed with him. He was in a critical state of mind. His de-
istical foundations giving way, and he was looking round for a
stronger safer support. He asked me to pray for light to his soul.
He had been a ring leader of scoffers.4 His right arm had been
shattered in a duel. I learned afterwards that he had had a pious
mother. Perhaps her piety had been remembered in the hour of
his crisis, when he asked me to pray for light. Some of his de-
istical friends, I learned afterwards, were scandalized at his change
of views, and said the preachers got about him in his last hours
and terrified him in his weakness. My visiting him was at his
own request, before I had any acquaintance with him. He had
been one of the heroes of the war for Texas Independence.
Tuesday, Oct. 1st, 1839. Got off at 1:30 for Austin, the new
Capital, on a small Mexican mare, for which I had given $100.00,
Texas money. I soon began to regret my trade for such a beast.
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