The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 55, July 1951 - April, 1952 Page: 266
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
The water was rather scarce about the town and the corn was nearly
ruined by the drought. We stayed 7 miles S. East at Doaks, found
no corn for our horses but a fine spring down in the creek. Paid
$1.25 and left for Mount Calm.
The country to that point very scarce of water and the thermometer
as high as iox degrees. Everything litterly parched up. This is Lime-
stone County-we passed through part of Navarro but found it a
great prairie rolling with tolerable good lands but no timber except
a few bushes and brush. Got dinner in 11/ miles of Mt. Calm for 25c
but the place was so warm that we left in the boiling sun to seek
a cooler place which we found in the shade of a few hackberries
where we stayed till late in the evening.
Thense to Christmas Creek with a toll bridge about 40 ft. bridge.
Thense through a pretty country to Groesbeck where we shipped
ourselves and horses-125 miles to Hemsted-sent a dispatch to Bren-
ham to G. H. Mensing 75 cents.
Groesbeck is a large place with an immense trade to the interior.
We left for Hemsted at half pst two oclock and I could nearly cry
for our horses, shut up in a close box car where there was but 1a
inches crack and thermometer ioi. Just think of such a condition
with the sweat pouring down like water. We found a good rain at
Navasota which tempered the air a good deal. Arrived at Hemsted
at 21/2 in the morning where we had our poor horses taken out
and watered and fed. We have put them on the cars for Brenham and
it is still quite warm. We leave at half past 2 p. m.
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