The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 30, July 1926 - April, 1927 Page: 32
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
of our boy's and others who have been unfortunate enough to get
"Sea Sick" it is impossible for me to restrain myself-They heav-
ing and sitting and cursing me, for laughting at them but I cant
help it--such heaving and sitting and hooping and hollowing and
groaning and growling you never did hear-one would think every
moment would be their last and yet I cant help laughting at them-
I am expecting every moment I shall be attacked Well birth [s]
being somewhat scarce I was put into the Grocery with the Bar
Keeper-what a lucky dog-and we did live a merry life of it
too-A. G. when I think about being surrounded with all kinds
of liquors oranges candies cake and every thing of that kind I
can but think of you old fellow and by some kind of management
I got in the Grocery Keepers favor-and made good use of it-
he told me to make free of any thing there-frequently waited
to take a horn with him etc-would not take pay All went
smoothly on-only when one went to walk and then the old vessel
kept such a rocking one would reel to and fro like a drunken man
sure enough Thus far I can eat my rations-
the sea this morning (22) is still smooth and goes gently on-
but few have an apetite to eat-the sickest set of fellows-I ever
saw and yet I cant help--"laughing" as Dr Field would say-
we are making but poor head way-the wind being up and some-
what against us
on 23rd we were making good head way about 45 miles as we
supposed off Galveston and the engine got out of order-the sails
were hoisted and here we are lying on our oars-the breeze beat-
ing us off and consequently not likely to reach Galveston soon-
making little or no progress-the ballance of the day and all
night yet nearing the city--
24th. the city in sight but we were standing stil-put out the
signal of distress and a Pilot came aboard and by his aid landed
at Galveston in the evening took lodgeing at the Tremont-took
charge of Capt Early and Parish both sick-took them to my
room-intending to stay with them until they recovered-met
D D Calf-spent the day agreeably-saw some awful pretty
women-fixed up myself-shaved shirted and boots Blk called up
to see Mrs C-spent the evening pleasantly-on my leave she said
she claimed my company to church that night being Sunday well
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 30, July 1926 - April, 1927, periodical, 1926; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117142/m1/40/: accessed December 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.