The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 30, July 1926 - April, 1927 Page: 68
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
THE BRYAN-HAYES CORRESPONDENCE
EDITED BY E. W. WINKLER
BRYAN TO HAYES
Velasco, Brazoria County, Texas,
Dec. 16th, 1890.
My dear Rud:
I have just received yours of the 15th inst.52 I cannot tell you
how glad I am to get it and to hear from you. How often have
I wondered the cause of your long silence, which I intended to
break on Christmas day by sending you a loving letter as my gift.
"Old memories," yes, how they remind you and me of each other,
and the loved ones of long ago,-so many who have passed away.--
Your wife whom I dearly loved, your mother, sister and uncle,
and Mr. Platt. I am glad to know that you feel as you write
about your dear wife; it is a comfort to have such memories. I
can understand and appreciate them for I have the same for my
peerless wife. I am spending the winter in Quintana with my
son Willie's family, consisting of his wife and a bright three year
old boy. Willie is in Atlanta, Geo.; has been there for two months
for medical treatment; received a letter from him yesterday saying
that he was doing splendidly and would return cured. My daugh-
ters Laura and Hally are with me; both bright, intelligent, cul-
tivated women. Laura will be married in April to an intelligent
worthy gentleman of Washington, D. C., who has a situation in
the mining bureau. He is a Republican, the only objection to
him. Guy is a clerk in a hardware store, one of the finest fellows
of his age I know. He is 19 today, and has applied to the District
Court for removal of his disabilities as a minor.
My brother Joel is 75. I came down with him from his old
plantation (which you know so well) three days ago from spend-
ing his birthday with him. He is in splendid health, has five
grown sons, all of whom have large families-girls and boys.
Austin lives in Brenham. His wife has been dead nearly two
years. He has two sons by his first marriage, and four by his last
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