The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 54, July 1950 - April, 1951 Page: 462
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Selected Correspodce, II
Edited by JOE B. FRANTZ
5. THOMAS H. BORDEN, [SAN FELIPE], TO M [OSES] LAPHAM,
MECHANICSBURG, OHIO, OCTOBER 18, 1832.
Our times is much better then they was a month or so ago the war
is over in these parts and is by this time over in the enterior We
have whiped all the troops out of Texas and I am in hopes that we
shall have no more of them. ... we have a very wet faul and a good
deal of bad weather. .. it has been a good deal of sickness at Brazoria
but remarkable healthy here. ...
THOMAS H. BORDEN
I have a real Yankey now that lives with me from prov [idence]
8 months since. ... he does not speak Yankee. ...
6. THOMAS H. BORDEN, [SAN FELIPE], TO MOSES LAPHAM,
MECHANICSBUIRG, OHIO, FEBRUARY 1, 1833.
... Times in Texas is better than I ever saw them and a greater
stur of imigration than ever there is now in Brazoria 6 vessels that
has lately come in all bringing passengers one brought 65 There
has been several new stores established in Brazoria McNeel & Wood-
son brought in $30,000 worth of [goods] mills $20o and a man by the
name Mamon $2o,ooo and More goods has come to this place so
you may see that men are not afraid to vest there capital in the coun-
try Money is geting tolerable plenty which is caused by the imi-
I have done a good deal of surveying since you left here and the
most of my surveys has been taken up I have cleared out two Leagues
on the shairs since you left an I think that I have made grate bargan
in doing so I shall start today on another trip to survey the upper
colony will be surveyed this spring coming but I do not Know if I
shall go It is so far from home and I think that I shall have enough
about home I have sold 600 acres of my Bernard land at $1.25 per
acre I sold it to a new cummer who had 14 hands Land has risen
50 per cent since you left here James Coxs family has come on
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