The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 64, July 1960 - April, 1961 Page: 370
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she brought the book to me several times and would ask me to
read it again to her. I told her I had read that often enough, I was
tired of it-that I would read something else to her-she insisted
that I should read it once more. I read it and told her I expected
she knew some of it by heart, and then she commenced and re-
peated it all which perfectly surprised me. It had twenty two verses
in it four lines long. I tell you this to give you some idea of her
I hear from Dr. Wallace3 now quite often. His health is now good
but I fear this summer in that portion of Louisiana. Bud and Bob4
are well-have been in all the fights and come out unhurt. Bob
Cooksey was wounded in the foot in the Yellow Bayou fight. His
pa has been for him and brought him home, his wound is im-
proving. Bob is all the child his mother now has. She lost her two
other children last winter. They died in eight days of each other.
It is now vacation with all the schools. Five young ladies gradu-
ated in the female department. One graduated in the male. Dr.
Crain's son-he joined the army two months before the examination
-he came home on furlough to the examination-but was not
examined. Dr. Crain said he was entitled to a diploma that he had
been through the course of studies, and a diploma was given him
and I expect now his name will be sent out as a graduate of Baylor
University when he only went to college here not more than two
months. Mollie Cushing read the valedictory in the class that Mr.
Clark had to graduate. Emma Blanton, Mary Anderson, Judith An-
derson and Sallie Newsom were the others that were in the class.
Mr. Caves of Galveston delivered the literary address. Mr. Conns,
the methodist-preached the sermon.
Gen. Robertson is at home. We had prepared him a nice dinner
but the day before the dinner was to have been given, his mother
was taken violently ill and the dinner was broken up. I think it
would have been as nice a dinner as ever was given at Independence
-bought one box of candy which cost $6.oo.6 The next day after
the dinner was to have been here one was given at Washington6
in honor to him but he was not present at that-but was present
at a far more melancholy scene, for his mother died and was buried
Leonard Gee has gotten home from Virginia wounded in the
shoulder. George Baldwin was killed-the other Baldwin boy wound-
ed. Bud Farquhar killed. James Dailey wounded in the breast and
doubtful about his recovery.
3Dr. David R. Wallace, husband of Belle Daniel Wallace.
4Bud and Bob Daniel, brothers of Belle.
GMrs. Riley says this should be $6oo since it was Confederate money.
6Washington on the Brazos.
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