The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 30, July 1926 - April, 1927 Page: 4
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attention Lieut H [the writer] paid to Maj -- he drank with
the Maj. until he was as interesting as he thot the Maj's daughter
was-wanted to accept an invitation to stay with him all night
but the Capt wouldut let me so I promised to return and give
him a call.
29th. Thence into the Road thro the bushes and crossed the
Angelina-J. K. II. [the writer] called on Mrs. Dust [Durst]-
an old flame-but she want at home-Dr W. had another chill-
J. B. P. got drunk and J[.] K[.] I-I[.] mad because the liquor
was out-took dinner at Rev Burtons-at dinner the Canvass
ham was furiously attacked and devoured 3 cheers to Madam
Smith-cross the Naches-1z miles to camp Ennis-travelled
about 20 miles-rained all night-Killed first beef-Lieut HI
and Dr W. accepted an invitation to remain in doors-Lieut H
wrote a long letter to his Daddy and Doctor Wall. J. K. IH [.]
a little sick-that terrible monster the tooth ache took possession
of his jaws and oh ! how it does trouble him-not in a very good
humor no how-no liquor in camp and consequently every [thing]
rolls on in an agreeable manner-
30th. the morning head of mess reported that No. 1 beef
missing-quite hungry of course-arrived in 5 miles of Crockett
and nooned and dined on nothing-J. B. P. in a terrible bad
humor because Peter Kicked our gourd of molasses over and
broke the gourd-overtook Genl Darnell enroute for the army-
very cloudy-rained like the d- l until midnight-travelled
about 26 miles to Crocket where the Capt and mess-(san Dr W
and Lieut H) accepted comfortable Qrs in Dr Jarvis office-Citi-
zens of Crocket kind and hospitable-Dr W and Lieut H being
a little unwell having had a glimpse of a fair daughter of Eve
1 miles W of Crocket-concluded that being a little sick and
yr humble svt having the tooth ache we would stay all night-
which we did and laird well-the young lady being pretty and
intelligent and the cook a good one-we partly gave out the
ide [a] of our war notions but she being a woman herself-we
had to prove patriotic which we did--and left in her good opinion
The Doct got better and so did I,-she is interesting and will
do tho a little ancient-3 cheers was given to the citizens of
Crocket for their hospitality and made on over to I-Iudnalds 12
miles from Town where we nooned-several behind drunk-Dr W.
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