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and principles as any man that even came
to Texas. I came here from Ark. I was praised
there and it may account for my manner
of speech. I got across Red River with one
shim plaster and in 1842 we settled up about
14 miles this side of the Clarksville. I put me
up a little cabin and lived there. I can
remember distinctly I had been hunting when
I learned my daughter had broken her thigh
and I was (oblqu) to go 14 miles for a physician
he was the nearest one to me his name was Clemens.
The Doctor could not come and Col. Bourland
was the man to stop with me and me to set the
bone himself. I was very poor then but Jim noticed
me and filled me altough I was poor I shall
always remember Jim and shall always speak
well of him. We are compelled to omit several good
things as Unlcle Billy said as we must hurry
John Holtford being called out said:
"Col J.B. name has been called by Mr. Wheat; I
knew him as well as any man in this audience
As a neighbor and a friend. Col. Jim Bourland
could not be beaten. There is no man could impeach
his integrity or honor. He had no sympathy for
a horse thief or a rascal but for their friendship
and help the poor in distress, Jim B. was the
right kind of a man he was one of the old
verterans of Teas and has done more for Texas
than any other man living today. He was a man
who was always ready to help a friend and bestow
charity." Here the speaker went on to relate how Col
Bourland assisted his brother at one time when
he was wounded and took the same care of him as
though he was a brother or a son. The speaker seemed
very much affected while relating the good and heroic
deeds of Col. Bourland. The speaker made a motion
which was carried that a resolution should be
passed defending the good name and character
of Col. J. Bourland from the aspensions case upon
him by his enemies. Esq Diamond favored the
resolution and asked that it be passed.
Captain Patty was next introduced. He say's "damned
in the habit of making formal speeches , I may

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Old Settlers Association (Grayson County, Tex.). Old Settler's Association of Grayson County, Vol. 1., book, 1879 - 1899; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth11279/m1/29/transcription/: accessed October 21, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Old Settler's Association of Grayson County.