The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 34, July 1930 - April, 1931 Page: 74
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has been nominated to fill the vacancy, Van. is a clever fellow but
he never Can, & never will, fill that high Station as it was by his
Predecessor Major R., Col Anderson the late Speaker of the House
has declined being a candidate for Representative for San Augustin
County in the next Congress-
Monday the 8th very hot weather, in the forenoon, cloudy &
sultry not a breath of air in the latter part of the afternoon negro
boy still getting better- we must be in the Dog days if the extra
Shines and didos kicked up this afternoon in Town by Jack Gra-
ham are indicative signs- he is a very good neighbour, and exelent
Citizen when Sober, but the Lord keep me out of his Company
when Drunk- every thing else to day was Stale, flat and un-
Tuesday the 9th August fine fresh breese blowing all day (4 P.
m) yesterday Evening took a hot Fever, had it all night, took
Medecine this morning, feel a little better, negro much better
understand that Mr Patten has Succeeded in Clearing out the
River Angelina from a point 12 miles from here to the mouth of
the Iish Bayou, this will bring navigation only twelve miles from
this Town, above the mouth of the Carriso is situated the Town
of Travis laid out in 1838 by Mr Chevallier, Dor, myself & others--
who knows but that it may become a valuable Speculation, after
having been laught at by every body
Wednesday the 10th )
Thursday the 11th )
Pryday the 12th ) very Sick
Saturday the 13th )
Sunday the 14th )
Monday the 15th had no fever of any consequence last night
am exessively weak, but made out to get to my writing Table to
write this; Exessive heavy Rains have fallen during my sickness,
to day the wind is north, and the air is as pure and as invigorating
as if it was in winter,-Our little infant Laura was taken very Sick
yesterday Evening and the Fever has not been off yet 41 P. m
Tuesday the 16th Splendid weather, am recovering of my Sick-
ness sat up nearly all day, had several visits- Mr Parmalee came
to see me in the Evening just returned with Gel Rusk from
Crockett; informs me that there has been a most tremendous Flood
in that County; little branches which have seldom been known to
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