The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 30, July 1926 - April, 1927 Page: 69
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marriage; two of the latter are merchants and two lawyers-all
promising useful men. Austin was 73 last Sept. He is well and
carries his years with his white locks without wrinkles on his
smooth face. My daughter Hally has just come in and says give
my love to Mr. Hayes and tell him I wish he could be here on the
12th of January to take dinner with you on your 70th birthday.
Your first birthday dinner given you by your children.
I gave my son Willie a humble home here to grow up with this
place (Quintana). We have as much water on the bar now as
at Galveston, with prospect of spring rise in river making it 18
or 20 ft. The jetties are 5000 ft. long and but for the money
crises would have been completed. We think we will have one
of the largest cities in the South at "the old Jack place" and the
safest and best harbor on the Gulf coast. You know the lower
Brazos and can understand what I say with deep water at the
My brothers and their children speak of and respect you-of
course mine do.
Mrs. Ballinger has recovered her health; Miss Bettie is well and
unmarried; and Lucy has one boy, a fine fellow. Tom is engaged
in the practice of his profession making a good lawyer in the old
firm his father founded.
My old and dear friend, my feelings like old wine grow stronger
and better for you. Give my love to your daughter and sons, and
write me about each one of yourselves.
Ever and ever your sincere friend,
Guy M. Bryan.
BRYAN TO I-IAYES
Galveston, May 5th, 1891.
My dear Rud:
I have your good letter and enclosures. I thank you for the
letter introducing Laura to Mrs. Gray. I appreciate your remem-
brances of me by sending me your addresses. I read them with
interest, and I am glad that you make them, for they interest you
and are the means of doing good.
The young people (Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Parker) may not from
previous engagements be able to take Fremont on their way, but
they appreciate highly your kind invitation, and at a subsequent
time may avail themselves of the pleasure of accepting it.
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