The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 63, July 1959 - April, 1960 Page: 468
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
of our brave Texians camped at the distance of 40 miles of them.
You shall hear from us often should the war continue to rage. We
will be likely to hear from Thomas every week.-You are aware
the male department of our institution is much reduced and io
of the females have left. We hope the storm will soon blow over,
and there will many return to College Hill."8
Crops are promising; the corn is generally up and mostly plowed
Thomas Bell told me he had received a letter from his brother
Jimmy stating he would leave N.C. this spring probably make a
short stay in Tennessee & Mississippi and then come to Texas. When
you receive any news from any quarter that we would fee[l] inter-
ested in write to us, and let us he[ar] from you often.-We all
enjoy health. Thomas has got fleshy [MSS. torn] he weighs near 16o lbs.
Caroline sends her love to [MSS. torn] & Aunt and to the Girls in
Please accept the [MSS. torn] of your Brother & Sister.
JOHN [A. KING]
[to be concluded]
*4According to the annual report of the Methodist Board of Missions for
1842-1843, "The Rutersville College .. has suffered much from its direct exposure
to the border warfare which has been carried on in that region. Every rumor of an
invasion must necessarily affect the operation of such a school."-Phelan, History
of Early Methodism in Texas, 2o.
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