The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 30, July 1926 - April, 1927 Page: 33
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Diary of a Texan Volunteer in the Mexican War
I couldnt refuse-so after supper up I goes and the balance]
Ill tell verbally
Capt E getting worse-Parish better-set up all night calld
in 2 Dr's-
25th. was with him all day-died 12 P. M. interred on 26th
with masonic honors died and burried also at the same time and
place-Wm S. Fisher-little sick myself-badly scared-called on
the Dr took some medacin
27th. day passed gloomily away-tho met with old acquain-
tance, 2 young Ladies and had a fine time-
28th. quite sick this morning but went to see some young ladies
and all passed away-unpropicious with wind against us and a
storm impending and it raining-
29th. still blowing and raining-after which a calm and about
1 oclock the old vessel launched out and the wind being good the
way we go-I again amused with those who were sick particu-
larly Mrs [?] Allen who seemed to be awfully bad off-by night
the laught I thot was turned on me-I too was ailing could eat
no supper-felt mighty sick 'fraid for any one to see me-keep
my room all next-
30th. but my birth mate the Grocery Keeper and being a friend
of mine fixed up something and I took it-and got well-the wind
was all night-cloudy all day-until about sun down-the sun
shown out-the old Capt and I had some sharp words I stood
upon my official dignity knowing I had friends there and talked
to him just as I pleased-I got the best of it
31st. the weather still fine and under a brisk head way-I
was treated that [sic] a Lord by the old Capt after that Passed
into the Balish [Belize] about 3 or 4 oclock arrived in New Orleans
at sun up on 1st Nov after a very pleasant voyage from Galveston-
took up boarding at Mrs Taylors on Canal St.
Left on 4th Nov at night on board the Bulletin for Memphis
where I arrived on "7" at night-staid there until 12th on which
day I reached I-olly Spring--where I have spent the pleasantest
part of my life spent a fine week in Paris Tenn-thence thro II. S.
[Holly Springs] where I remained until the 5th Feby, then to
Memphis-on the 6th at night left aboard the Memphis for home-
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