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Extracts from the Diary of W. Y. Allen, 188-1839
Rode to Dr. II's., twenty-four miles, rather poor fare, dirty beds,
but paid enough, $3.75.
Wednesday, Oct. 2nd. Rode to San Felipe de Austin, twenty-
seven miles. Stopped at Kingsburry's, wretched fare, great noise
in a billiard room adjoining, slept but little, but no charge.
Thursday, Oct. 3rd. Went to Dottery's, twenty-five miles. But
little timber, rolling prairie. Some very agreeable prospects.
'Some Dutch settlers. Good fare for $3.00. Met with Backus,
from Montgomery, Alabama.
Friday, Oct. 4th. Rode to Rutersville with Backus. Stopped
at Reid's. Walked to campmeeting. Heard Bro. Sullivan preach.
Saturday, Oct. 5th. Rained while Dr. Hanie was preaching.
An uncomfortable day. I preached at 3 p. m. from Is. 53:5.
Snead preached at night.
Sabbath, Oct. 6th. Communion at 3 p. m. at campmeeting.
I went to La Grange, and preached at night at the house of Mr.
Fitzgerald, from Is. 41:21. A good congregation. Loughridge
:and Dr. Barnet with me.
Monday, Oct. 7th. Returned to campmeeting. Bro. Hill hold-
ing forth at 11 a. m. At 3 p. m. made a missionary address,
Clark also, a good result. I preached at night from Phil. 1:27.
'Great excitement afterwards but little seriousness.
Tuesday, Oct. 8th. Campmeeting closed. Curious tactics of
Dr. Hanie, for effect, at parting. Set off for Bastrop. Rain.
Stopped at Hill's, twenty miles. Met with Judge Webb's family.
Wednesday, Oct. 9th. Got to Bastrop, twenty miles. River
very high. Preached at Henderson's. Stayed at Brown's.
Thursday, Oct. 10th. Spent the day at Bastrop. Found sev-
eral Presbyterians. Saw a coat with a small hole in the front,
made by a poisoned Indian arrow, from which the wearer had
died in great agony very soon.
Friday, Oct. 11th. Set of at 12 m. Got to Glascock's.
Waters had been high but had abated. A lonesome road, had
been recently infected by the Indians. Whithurst and I alone,
neither of us armed. Slender fare for $4.00. Passed a house
where Mrs. Coleman and her son had been recently murdered by
Saturday, Oct. 12th, 1839. Arrived at Austin, 15 miles, at
12 m., safe and sound, but tired. A few men just setting off to
bury the bones of thirteen men recently murdered by Indians, on
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