The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 55, July 1951 - April, 1952 Page: 255
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your old Com [pany] afterwards C. L. Owens Company was the Ist
Vol. Company in the Ist Rigment. You was Col. and C. L. Owens
Capt. That it was disbanded abought the 3rd November AD 1837 on
or neare the Colorado from 60 to ioo miles above Washington and
he came home by way of Houston. He sais he new the soldier that
shot Col. Teal of the Regulars in the Texas army abought which there
was much said.
Weeks was by birth a Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Lived part of
his time neare Lancaster Penn. Lernt his trade there, sickel and sythe
maker. Worked principaly at blacksmithery. Came to this place when
a young man, (Steubenville, Belmont County, Ohio). Was fiar an
yellow haird red faced of complexon, 5 foot 9 or io inches high heavy
maid, wayed from 16o to 18o. Very young looking for his age he was
from 45 to 53 when in your company. His age he don't know correctly.
Now my dear Sir if you can assist me any by giving me any moor
information then you have allready given in your last letter you will
confir a pertickler favour as I am goining to New Orleans in the last
of December comming. I expect to land in Texas in January next.
You will therefore see that a letter from your honour to the proper
officers at the seat of Justice of Texas will be of grate advantage to me,
or a letter to any pertickler man or citizen of destintion.
Weeks wanted me to state many more instances to inspire your
ricolection of him one perticklerly a Lady of high standing they used
to joke you abought a Mrs. --- -- Lady of Col. ---
I will cease to trouble you fearder but respectfully request your
kind assistance by mailing me a letter to this place in October giving
a few statements of facts such as your honour may think most useful
to assist me in this matter directed to whom your judgment may
suggest. Remain, by best wishes for your present and futer prosperty
I have the Hon. to be yours Respectfully
WILLIAM D. SIMPSON
Dr. Joseph Rogers Esqr.
MEISENHETTER TO ROGERS
Vincennes, Inc. 26 1871
I have a copy of an "Act" of the Legislature of the State of Texas
giving pensions to the surviving veterans of the War for Texan In-
dependence and being one of them and belonging to your Brothers
"Co" afterwards Daniel G. Pyrons of the 1st Regt. P. M. Volunteers
of which you was elected Col.
Now I desire to know if you remember me, as one of the Vols. You
mite perhaps recollect that I called to see you at your office at Madi-
son in the Spring of 1841, as I was on my way from Ohio to this city.
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