The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 29, July 1925 - April, 1926 Page: 70
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have brought your family and the Ballinger's together. I am
sorry that you all did not meet. Ballinger says he and wife in-
tended to visit you but his little grandson prevented. He would
accept the Federal Judgeship made vacant by the resignation of
Judge Morrel in this State. If you can help him at Washington
to get this, and it is entirely agreeable to you to do so, he would
appreciate it. I understand Judges Wood and Miller of Sup.
Court are presenting his claims at Washington. Another thing
you can do to benefit Miss Betty Ballinger if you feel inclined
by sending her letters of introduction to the American Ministers
at Paris and London. Her address is Messrs Hollingner and Co.,
Bankers, Paris, France. I expect you to smile when you read
these requests, perhaps I would do so were I you. I have so
often asked these favors for others. You will do me the credit
however to feel that I bothered you little for myself. I am on
my farm looking after my small interests here. Willie, my son,
is with a small stock I have in Brazoria Co.; Laura and Guy at
Independence, the latter going to school; Hally still at Hollins
in Va. I wrote you I paid my debts, but my means are mod-
erate and I have to economize to keep out of debt. My old days
are not passing as I once thought they would in affluence. I hope
you and yours are well and prosperous. Give my regards to Mrs.
Hayes and Fanny, and your sons,
Guy M. Bryan.
P. S. Address me at Galveston.
BRYAN TO HAYES
Wharton, Oct. 20th, 1883.
A few days since I wrote you hastily in regard to Judge Bal-
linger. He is being strongly pushed forward for the appoint-
ment of Federal District Judge for Eastern District of Texas,
taking all the coast of Texas. His financial affairs are now easy
and he writes me he would take this place to retire on, as it
would give him pleasant occupation and not separate him from
his family. You will recollect he was recommended strongly to
you for the appointment on Sup. Bench by all the prominent
Republicans as well as Democrats in Texas. The Texas Dele-
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