The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 34, July 1930 - April, 1931 Page: 158
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
not be settled for many years. Trade will seeke more eligable places
on the Gulf and the Rio Grand. Here I learned that the Morgans
had that morning left Corpus Christi for Carmargo. This I do not
believe and said they would not venture across the desert without
a large party, the sequail will show whether I was mistaken or not.
They will overtake and go withe the Tenn. Reg't to 1Yietamoras. I
met with Cap't Alexander Stephenson, formerly of the Texian
Service, now a member of the legislature. By him I was invited
to his house, introduced to his Lady and Sister and by all most
hospitably and generously treated. Stevenson is a native of Phila-
delphia. But has been a citizen of Texas since '34 and is now
altogether a 'Southerner' in his manners, habits, feeling and ap-
pearances, his lady and her sister are both natives of Texas. They
are the most inteligent and interesting females I've met with be-
twene Red River and the Rio Grand. I might add the handsomest
and do no injustice.
There are three sisters, one living in Galveston. All their mail
relations have fawlen by the hands of the Mexicans and Indians.
Their only remaining brother was waylaid and murdered about six
weeks since betwene this place and Carmargo. These girls have
seen some dark and stormy days, driven from their homes by a
savage enemy, Hiding for weeks in the chaparel without shelter and
almost without food, they have been eye witnesses to several bloody
frays - have seen the home from which they had just escaped in
flames, have, when fortune seemed to favour them, with rifle in
hand, defended that house. But what strikes me with surprise I
might add admiration was that these Ladies were, and are strongly
opposed to annexation, alone they would have had Texas stand
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