Old Settler's Association of Grayson County, Vol. 1. Page: 42 of 322 (Transcription)
heroic acts of the noble 11th Texas. The applause was
long and loud when the COl. concluded.
Col. Fitzhugh commander of 16 the regiment of the
dismounted cavalry gave a short manly recitative on
the battles of that regiment. The Col. in his speech
was so carried away with the excess of his speech
emotion as he gazed on the worn faces of
comrades and then for the flag of his regiment
all faded and tatered by time that he did
make as long a speech as his old address was
to hear. We took the will for the deed knowing that
his heart was in the right place. At the conclusion
of Fitzhuh's speech during was announced and (?)
dinner was served as only old settlers wives and daughters
know how to cook. After dinner, Randa(?), Clerk of Hood,
was called to the stand and delivered a thrilling oration on (?)
experience and night will did he handle his speech he
spoke at length of the noble deeds of dearling of the (?)
soldiers and had a beautiful tribute to the mothers,
sisters and daughters of the Texas soldiers how they bore brave
without murmuring, all the hardships and hours of that day
some, John Conley of Fannin fall owed in a speech t(?)
(prison) ex(?) the tale he told was real and heartr(?)
in the extremes of wrons and insults, and abase and co(?)
horrenus which fill to the lab of so many of our old
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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/m1/42/transcription/: accessed July 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Old Settler's Association of Grayson County.