The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 29, July 1925 - April, 1926 Page: 75
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be the beneficiary. The pecans are from Miss Betty. My son
Willie and self send regards to you and Mrs. Hayes.
As ever yours,
Guy M. Bryan.
BRYAN TO HAYES
Galveston, Feb. 6th, 1885.
Since the receipt of your last (about two months) I have been
moving back and forth trying to reestablish my health. I have
catarrh and bad sore throat; recently I returned from San Antonio
where I spent several weeks in that pure atmosphere. You and
your uncle went out there when you were here in "48 and 49"-
then it was a small Mexican town, now it is a city of 35000 popu-
lation, of fine stone buildings three and four stories. The place
is unlike any I have seen in or out of Texas. Consumptives go
there to spend the winter from more northern climes; some be-
coming pleased remain as in Fla.
I was called here to attend to some business or I would be there
now. I expect to return.
I have letters from Mrs. Ballinger and Guy since their visit to
Fremont. They were delighted with you and Mrs. Hayes and
your children and their visit. Mrs. B said her visit carried her
back to old and happy times in the past when you and she and I
were young. I am gratified that you all now know each other
and I hope the friendly relations will continue. Mrs. Hayes won
In your last you say that you like myself are a looker on, etc.,
in politics-that you have no hostility to Cleveland and disposed
to give his administration a fair trial, etc., and you hope that he
will enforce in earnest and sincerity Civil service, etc. Of the
latter I say with Amen, and of the former I am glad you feel so
kindly and fairly. You speak of your deep interest in Education
by the General gov't. You have often referred to this in your
previous letters but I have never touched upon the subject in reply
because we do not agree and I did not care to discuss the subject
with you, or combat Curry's opinions as published in a paper of
your town (which you sent me). I think the perpetuation of our
form of government depends upon preservation of local govern-
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