The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 30, July 1926 - April, 1927 Page: 30
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
seen else where-250 mile to Monclova and San Antonio-to San
Phillippe 140 same to Corpus Christi-90 to Monteray- and 24
to Camargo long may I remember the names of Parblenita and
Quarnita--they are dazzling beauties and farfamed-they are
fair-but a tawny tinge or bronze is disernable
15th. Left Mier at 9 oclock-after attending funeral Cere-
monies over a Seniora-arrived at Camargo precisely at 2 oclock
found the old Rought and Ready-ready sure enought-obtained
our passport-sold my pony lost $10 on him-was Envited by
Capt Morgan Cook up to Tenn Regt and being prevailed upon
by my accquaintance remained during the night-two Baskets of
Champagne was ordered and every boddy got drunk-even the
Brigadier Genl and Col Haskell[ ?]
16th. down to the boat before Breakfast-Lt Clough and Hinsy
and Allen and others just arrived in time-Boat left about 82
oclock-I am now aboard of as comfortable and happy as I can
be-none but those who have undergone privations and hardships
can properly appreciate the bessing and comfort I now enjoy-
imagine a fellow roughly clad seated in a neat clean birth-who
feels like he never saw any thing of the kind before-and you can
,judge how yr humble svt feels-I feel that I done my duty to
my country and now return perfectly satisfied-had "corn bread"
for Breakfast-Heavens what a treat-I have not yet got used
to the Knife and fork-nor my clean birth-tho every thing for
to have pleasant trip-we are now passing thro the finest and
richest country in the world-if owned by the right kind of
people-well I have eaten a most magnificent and delicious din-
ner-in fact too much for I already begin to feel curious-at the
head of the table which was spread with every luxury sat his
Excellency the Gentlemanly old Capt-yr humble svt immediately
on his left-he called for a Bot of wine and I having become
somewhat ineciated [initiated] in to his good opinion he passed
the Bot to me-recollect I had not seen a bot of good wine since
here I had been-I filled a bumper and drank "His most Eccel-
lent health" This was repeated until he and myself loudly
[illegible] interesting-after dinner he ordered his Clk to
give me a Bot. of his good old Rye which I accepted with the most
grateful] and profound Respct-I need not say it was good-it
was magnificent and now since dinner I have washed and put on
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