The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 29, July 1925 - April, 1926 Page: 72
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
BRYAN TO HAYES
Bay Lake, Galveston Co., Texas, Sept. 6th, 1884.
On the 27th ult., Mrs. Ballinger, daughter and son and my
youngest, Guy, left for Ann Arbor. My little son 13 next 16th
Dec. will go to school there under the influences of his aunt.
Mrs. Ballinger told me that Miss Betty would visit you and Mrs.
Hayes before Miss Betty returned to Galveston, which she ex-
pected to do in Oct. Miss Betty expected to join them at Ann
Arbor from Europe about the time they got there. I hope that
you will attach Guy to you for it is the earnest wish of my heart
that my children should feel for you as their father does.
Now that Guy is near you I hope that I may yet visit you.
On tomorrow Hally leaves for Galveston on her way back to
Hollins where she will remain one year longer. I have had all
my children together this summer under my own roof at my
ranch and Bay home opposite to and distant from Galveston about
10 miles. It is situated on the main land and is a Peninsula.
My house is on the neck and immediately on the water in a
grove of trees; it is a healthy place but quite retired but near
enough to Galveston to have company. I hope that you and
Mrs. Hayes and family are well and that you are spending your
retirement from politics happily. Have you Fanny and Scott
with you? Hally refers with much pleasure to her visit to you
Have you seen Alexander Stephens' United States? if not get
it-he speaks of you in the most complimentary manner. Appear-
ances indicate the defeat of Blaine, I hope so "Reform" will do
it. Don't you recollect "Wilson Shannon, a Bank Reform" in
our Young days? How many many times I think of those days
and always associate you with them.
When I wrote you last I was sick, the beginning of a long severe
illness from which I have not yet recovered but am doing so
slowly. I am now suffering from my head, a catarrhal affection
the result and effect of the late sickness. I fear that my present
location will be unfavorable to it, otherwise good. Willie is now
on my plantation in Wharton, the girls with me. Give my love
to Mrs. Hayes and tell her to make Guy love her. He is one of
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