The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 30, July 1926 - April, 1927 Page: 71
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friendship and my unwillingness to let our correspondence die.
I have been suffering for the last month with grippe, but I am
Last summer when my son Guy went North I made the request
of him to call and see my old friend; he did so but his visit did
not break your silence.
In a few days, 12th of next month, I will be 71 years of age.
I am older than you. May you live long and enjoy life, is the
earnest prayer of your old classmate and lifelong friend.
Guy M. Bryan.
IAYES TO BRYAN
4 Jany 1892
My dear Guy-
My readiness to say yes to importunate demands on my time
has brot its due penalty. The burden of duties on me the last
year has been too great. Relatives and friends have been neg-
lected. Worn to dullness with labor for other men's causes, I
have postponed to a lighter mood my letters to friends and loved
ones. You ought not so easily to have assumed that I was offended.
There can be no offense between us. But I have been wrong.
The urgent multitude had no right to take my time away from
old friends. I will cut off these outside people more resolutely.
As to coming to Texas: I can see no immediate prospect of
finding time for a vacation. I have had none for more than five
years. My hope has been to connect it with some educational
duty arising out of the Peabody & John F. Slater Education Fund.
My recent trip in that interest in seven of the Cotton States, while
most laborious, was full of gratification and interest. Indeed my
semi public work since leaving Washington has been of great value
to me, even if of small public account. Especially since my
precious wife left me I have found in occupation my best refuge.
Of course, if I could visit Texas, you and yours, and your
friends would be the persons I would wish to be with. I recall
always the dear home on the Brazos with warmest feelings, and
Hallie Jack is the bright particular star in that sky.
On Christmas day I was travelling from the home of my mother's
people in Vermont (New Fane) to the home of my father in
Brattleboro, and spent a little time in each place. You are not
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