The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 20, July 1916 - April, 1917 Page: 150
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The Southwestern THistorical Quarterly
There is a young gentleman of this neighborhood, now a nurse
in one of the hospitals in Richmond, whose name is James Harri-
son. He was wounded in his left hand in a night march, when
he fell, and endeavoring to recover himself, his hand accidentally
was on the muzzle of the gun, when it went off accidentally wound-
ing him. It is the desire of his friends that he should obtain a
discharge. It is understood, that he could obtain one if he could
hire a substitute. If he is rendered unfit for service, it is but fair
that he should receive his discharge. He has a servant there with
him. Since he left home one of his negroes has killed another
and run away. His mules on his plantation took a distemper and
are nearly all dead. Mr. Harrison is a young gentleman who
graduated at Austin College. He is of most respectable connexions.
His uncle is a representative from Cherokee county in the Legis-
lature; his brother-in-law Mr. Rhodes, sends him a certificate of
deposit with Smith, Walker, & Co, of this place for $1,500. They
are perfectly responsible gentlemen, and if needful may I ask you
to have the kindness to aid him in negotiating the certificate. I
will also write to Hon. P. W. Grey in relation to Mr. Harrison.
If it is convenient for you to send me some sketches of the
debates in Congress and any other news, I would be much obliged
I am truly your sincere friend,
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 20, July 1916 - April, 1917, periodical, 1917; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101070/m1/156/: accessed November 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.