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he lives near my land on Mill creek. ... Dickson and wife get along
tolerable well considering do not like one other to well. ... We have
had the finest warm winter here that ever has been but nether to
much rain do you think that it could be possible for the creek to
rise high enough to come in to the floor of my north room but it
even did it but I hope such things is not often if so I will have to
move. I am a going to put up a wind mill in the spring 8cc. .. the
health of the colony was tolerable good except Brazoria which suf-
fered very much owing to the wet. ...
THOMAS H. BORDEN
. The prospects in Texas I think is better than ever for we now
have an oppertunity to form a state gov as the Federal Republic is
totally desolved. ... I had rather belong to Mexico than to the U. S.
Gov because we can have a state Gov which will be made by the
people of the U. S. and we should have the benefit of the Mexican
markets for our produce &c. ...
T. H. B.
Mr. Queen has a school in town of 40 odd schollars I have bought
a $40 gun had it a month shot it once.
7. THOMAS H. BORDEN, TENOXTITLAN, TO [MOSES LAPHAM],
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, OHIO, MAY 19, 1833.
I now am on a surveying trip to the upper coloney Shall be gone
two months can not say what I shall make hope to pay expences
I have done a good deal of work since you left here and if you had
of stayed you could get in to the busness
The Brazos 8c Colorado have been several feet higher than it was
ever known the whole of the bottom lands was overflowed it has
done a great [deal] of damage but not more than high water in
I have bought James Jones farm of 550 acres 56 acre improved
I gave $1700 I intend to go to farming next year the Coloney is fast
improving there has [been] more emigrants this year than ever has
been for the same length of time land has risen very much prarie
land in perticular. ...
THOMAS H. BORDEN
P. S. The Cholera has been at the mouth of the Brazos and out of
27 persons 9 died with the diseaze but now there is not a case of it in
the colony nor has not been for 6 weeks we are all well you land is
safe &c. ... T.H.B.
8. THOMAS H. BORDEN, SAN FELIPE, TO MOSES LAPHAM,
MECHANICSBURG, OHIO, JUNE 20, 1833.
I wrote you No. 3 dated in May at Tenoxticlan I was then on a
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