The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 37, July 1933 - April, 1934 Page: 216
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
crossed the creek by swimming my Horse, and walking over a log
myself, very very bad roads crossed the Nechaz at Cannon's ferry,
and arrived at Rusk at night- stopped at the widow Brackens-
Saturday the 15th rained very hard last night- left at day
light, Creeks nearly all swimming, crossed the angelina, and had
to go by the way of Douglass to avoid swimming the little loco and
the creek at Garretts- arrived at home at . passed 4 oclock, found
all my children with the whooping cough
Sunday the 16th beutifull day, Bishop (methodist) Orseneth
Fisher preached in the Court House twice to day, nothing new
stirring in Town- wrote to L. F. Ardry in answer
Monday the 17th Saint Patrick's day- and a very fine day it
was was- worked in the garden, and Orchard all day mail arrived,
Cotton rising- nothing new-
Tuesday the 18th very fine weather worked, and superintended
the work in the garden, planted some corn My Son Charles arrived
from Town Bluff Tyler County on a Keel Boat, which he brought
up in 11 days for P. M. Ford & Co his Employers, he is not in
good health- Sold to Harlacher and Suter a lot belonging to P.
Gorman of New Orleans as his Agent- for $200- out of which
is to be deducted my fees- recording fees Taxes since 1837, and
making out Deed to purchasers Mrs Parmalee, Mr Rankin, and
Mr Robinson spend the Evening with us
Wednesday March 19th 1851 Very fine Spring day, however
the sun went down cloudy, worked in the garden, part of the day,
went fishing- not much luck,- received a Letter from A. G.
Walker of Dallas brought by a Mr Keen, all the big fuss about
the Cuba Expedition has ended as it should have ended- in
Smoke- a nolle prosequi has been entered against Gels Lopez,
Henderson Quitman and others- thus the Mountain (U. S.) has
labored and brought forth a little bit of a mouse.
Thursday the 20th very fine day, continue to arrange my gar-
dens- wrote to C. G. Keenan of Huntsville in answer to his letter
of 15th inst- wrote a Letter of Introduction of H. L. Rankin
to Stephen Crossby, and Milton Swisher of Austin, and one to
Trow Ward & John Carrollan of San Antonio- mail arrived from
East, no news- Dan Culp returned from the north, brought under
his protection from Washington City to Sabine Town, the widow
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Texas State Historical Association & Barker, Eugene C. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 37, July 1933 - April, 1934, periodical, 1934; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101094/m1/235/: accessed July 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.