The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 30, July 1926 - April, 1927 Page: 70
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Laura told me that she wrote you before she left here thanking
you. She and Mr. Parker left here on the same day of their
marriage for Brunswick, Ga., where reside Mr. Parker's parents.
I was not here when the President [Harrison] visited this place,
[April 18,] but nothing (I learn from every quarter) was wanting
in consideration and manifestations toward him filling the highest
office in our country. He had every reason to be pleased with his
reception in Texas. If political managers would let the negro
question alone in Congress, there would be an end of sectionalism,
and it would be best for the welfare of both races and the country.
Mrs. Ballinger received your friendly message to her with pleas-
ure, and she told me to say to you that if you would like to visit
Texas that it would afford her and her daughter Betty great
pleasure to entertain you and Fanny at their house. I could then
hope to go with you to other parts of the State and you could see
the great improvements made since you were here in '48 and '49.
It would be pleasant to visit again in our old age those places we
saw together in our young manhood. Would it not?
Sincere thanks for your gift of the engravings of your wife.
I gave one to Laura, one to Miss Betty Ballinger, one to Ially
and one I kept for myself.
My brothers remember you with affectionate interest and their
and my children respect you. With affectionate regards to you
As ever your friend,
Guy M. Bryan.
BRYAN TO HIAYES
Quintana, Brazoria Co., Texas, December 31st, 1891.
I write the last of the year, as ever your friend. I thought
you would break your long silence by your usual Christmas letter,
but it did not come. My last letters to you have not been answered;
in one of them I sent you a message from Mrs. Ballinger expecting
a response whether or not it would be agreeable to you to make a
visit to Texas and be entertained by her. If your response had
been favorable, I then intended to see that you had a written in-
vitation from her. But you never noticed my letter. Why is
this? If in any way I have given you offense it has been un-
wittingly done. I only write you now, because of our lifelong
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