The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 38, July 1934 - April, 1935 Page: 62
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and thirst, water being so scarce that I gave a negro a dime for a
glass full of the pure beverage. after the ceremony of laying the
corner stone Professor McKinney, delivered an oration suitable to
the occasion, after which all who could eat, found a most bountifull
supply, but there was no shade over the Tables which prevented
many from participating in that feast, I could not eat, and felt
very much like having a fever- send for my Horse, and formed the
procession again, and returned back to the Town at 4 P. M. the
Grand Chapter met and went into the Election of officers for the
ensuing year, when the following were elected and appointed-
E. B. Nichols, G. H. P., W. M. Taylor, D. G. H. P., H. R. Cartmell,
G. K., Sam, McClarty G. S., A. Neil G. C. H.- J. C. Harrisson
G. P. S.- A. Sterne G. R. A. C.- C. G. Keenan G. T.- A. S.
Ruthven G. sec- G. M. Patrick, and J. M. Hall Grand visitors-
James L. Green, J. D. Geddings and W. H. Cushney G. M. of the
vails Wm H. King G. Guardian- R. Brewster and J. McMillen
G. Steward, J. B. Robertson G. Marshall L. P. Rucker G. Chap-
lain- H. Yoakum G. O. D. D. Crumpler G. Sentinel, and at 8
P. M. the installation took place, Nacogdochez Chapter received
her charter under number 13- when the chapter adjourned danc-
ing was going on at the Court House, but I felt so much fatigued
that I did not go even to look at the dance- but went to bed
Wednesday the 25th June 1851 feel better this morning, having
a good night's rest- the Grand Chapter met again, and finished
all the business before it, and adjourned- visited the subordinate
chapter of this place which worked this Evening- did not get to
bed till midnight-
Thursday the 26th left after dinner, in company with Gel Hatch
one of the candidates for the lower House of this County- arrived
at Cincinnatti at 6 P. M. stopped at Hunter's gel Nichols (of the
firm of Rice & Nichols) stopped also at Hunters, made an arrange-
ment with him to employ my Son Charles, to commence in Sep-
tember or October next, Gel McLeod made a speach here this
Friday the 27th crossed the Trinity, and took a good Electioneer-
ing Tour and stopped all night at Col Seldon Tryon's
Saturday the 28th left early, went down the River a most deso-
late dreary country- arrived at the widow McDonald's not at
home put up with the overseer- what a contrast- her splendid
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