The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 63, July 1959 - April, 1960 Page: 583
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scripture for we were hungry and he fed us; we were naked and he
clothed us. We left El Paso with grateful hearts and have since been
very kindly treated in every respect. The sick have been attended
to and the foreigners have helped us. The sons of Old England
pouring forth the fullness of their hearts and in every case aiding
and assisting us whenever it lay in their power-Our hopes begin
to brighten and the clouds which overhung us begin to disperse.
I think I can be again by my own fireside by the end of the spring.
Tell Mr. May to look well to my property. I have no doubt he will
do so without my telling him. Tell my children to cheer up for
I shall soon be with them. They and you are always with me and
the thoughts of again seeing you wiles away many a dreary hour-
Hope lives eternal in the human breast.
The country between Austin and Santa Fe is a rich and fertile
country abounding in water and giving strong proofs of rich min-
eral productions. No game after we left the Brazos. The distance
I guess to be about 550 miles-
Give my best regards to all my old neighbors
and accept X X X X X X X X X X XX etc. etc.
MATTHEW [SiC] CALDWELL
Copy of Letter Matthew [sic] Caldwell Guanajuato Feb. ioth 1842
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