The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 38, July 1934 - April, 1935 Page: 269
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Letters of the "Dawson Men" from Perote Prison
& a yoke of three years old sters, & Six cows & calvs for him
he worcks well & is five years old Last Spring. Your wife said
that she is coming to Se you if you hannt relesed soon Susan
& Martin Say a most oney thing tha want to & Martin is The
rudest Boy that I ever saw he is in to all sorts of mischief I
fergote to tel you tha old Dutch & Otis Peck have gone into
partnership a Tanning tha have got their Back Shed up & Are
a going ahed with it finly George he as corn To live with the
old man again we have Raised a very good crop of potatos
this year & enough of Sugar cane to make sugar to do us this
year. Jesy Pendleton is making A mill for to grind it for us
I am a going to cuting of it tomorow.
You must give my love and respects To Millvern and Jo &
to all of the boys Ho may thinck proper to inquire of for me
You must bare your imprisonment with philosophic resignation
& the mildness of a Christian fortitude I have no more To
rite at presant you mus rite often and I will do the same.
And I still remain As ever your, Afectionate Brother H. G.
[Addressed] Mr Norman Woods Castle of Perota To the
car of Mr F. M. Dimond U. S. Concal Vera Cruz
"1Most of us like to know how it all came out. A few years later Gon
Woods, the bachelor who had so often been exhorted by his imprisoned
brother to 'be a father to his children," married Jane Wells Woods, and
his relation to the fatherless children passed from that of uncle to that
On March 23, 1844, six Dawson men remaining in the Castle of Perote
were liberated and returned home. Four years later the survivors of the
Dawson men removed the bones of their fallen comrades from the Salado
and along with the bones of the seventeen Mier men who drew the "black
beans" they were interred on Monument Hill overlooking LaGrange and
the wide sweep of the Colorado Valley. A beautiful granite tomb now
covers the original stone vault where their bones moulder away into dust.
Brave, hardy souls,-their sufferings the <birth pangs of a nation,-they
are entitled to a place in the fadeless memory of an appreciative people.
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