Old Settler's Association of Grayson County, Vol. 1. Page: 35 of 322 (Transcription)
The there partie located bands here under the
rules then recognized by the settlers for
acquiring home stiads it would be called
now adays squatlers title but in those
days that sort of atittude was regarded
as the best that could be given.
The attendance at the old settlers reunion
was about the same the second day and
everybody seemed to enjoy themselves as
on the first.
The forenoon was principally taken
up in recording the names of the old
settlers of Grayson county those who are living.
The association is entitled to specified commendation
of the deep interest taken by then to try to ascertain
the names of the old prisoners both the dead and
living. It was not expected that each and
every name be obtained and what
omitions there may befound assured not at
tribuable to any fault or neglect of the
organization. The morning exercise were
on singing and play the organ. Mrs. McKinttry
daughters furnished some excellent music. Mr.
C.R. Crenshaw a young and successful member
of the Bar of Grayson Co. and a Texan by birth
was called on for a speech. The demand on
the young man was somewhat unexpected to him
but responded with a very appropriate speech
and at the conclusion of his remarks he
was warmly applauded. W.R. Deim commonly
known as Ridley was next called for for our excuse
for not taken his speech down was that
we had no idea it would be so good until he
got into the midst of it. Ridley's speech
was wholly extemporaneous and altogether
unprepared as he had not previous notice
what ever that he was expected to pay any
thing. But notwithstanding this disadvantage
he mande an excellent speech
that as man of more years and riper
experience may he be proud of his effort
was a surprise tp all, he was loudly cho-
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