The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 28, July 1924 - April, 1925 Page: 164

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Galveston, Nov. 7th, 1879.
Dbar Rud:
I send you engravings of the faces of Stephen F. Austin and
myself, gotten up for a book of men of Texas.45 I thought you
would like to have them among the faces of your friends.
I have written you that my niece Miss Betty Ballinger will be
in Washington soon on a visit to her Uncle Judge Miller, and
her cousin Mrs. Stocking. I will give her letters to you and
Mrs. Hayes. You will both like her.
I have just finished a letter to Geo. Jones in reply to a long
one from him.
I think you have it in your power to do good in shaping to
some extent future political feeling. I trust that you have lost
none of your conservative feeling and will work in that direction.
Your sincere friend,
Guy M. Bryan.
P. S. I expected Ohio to go Republican. Jones is greatly
gratified at the result.
Galveston, Dec. 25th, 1879.
Dear Rud:
This is Christmas day-all around me is festivity and joy. My
children (Hally and Guy) with those of Ballinger's and Col.
Jack's are having a merry time. I have laughed with them long
-enough and I am glad to see them happy, but I have now with-
drawn to my own room where I am very sad. These holidays of the
year, which bring so much of happiness to others, are reminders to
"4Perhaps, The Encyclopedia of the New West . . . (Marshall,
Texas, 1881.) A copper plate engraving of Stephen F. Austin is frontis-
piece to this volume. The engraving of Colonel Bryan has not been


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