The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 69, July 1965 - April, 1966 Page: 225
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I believe he was one amongst those who got away from the Guard
and was retaken, and conducted to the Prison in the City of
Mexico, where I believe he now is. I have just received a letter
from his bereaved mother, stating that she had received no intelli-
gence from her lost son since May last, when he had written a
letter to a Mr. Zumwalt in Texas, requesting him to let his friends
know that he was then alive.
He is now about twenty two years of age. I have been induced
to write to you on the subject, knowing you to be a man of fine
feelings and indefatigable in your undertakings; and by the news-
papers I have seen that you have already enlisted in the cause of the
Mier prisoners-I have noticed the case of Mr. John Bradley where-
in it is stated that every effort of himself and friends failed, untill he
bethought himself of his friend Genl. Andrew Jackson, that he
might intercede with Santa Anna for his pardon. The result was,
he was pardoned, with the highest encomiums upon the character,
and treatment toward him Santa Anna of the Ex President of the
U.S. If you will have the goodness to interest yourself in the re-
lease of the young man John H. Livergood, you will confer lasting
obligations upon the bereaved mother and other friends of the
incarcerated young man-
My efforts for his release have been procrastinated in consequence
of my expectation of the Bill being passed in our Congress (ere this)
for the annexation of Texas. I have become disparing of the re-
lease from that source, (at least for the present).
I remain with the utmost solicitude for your health and happiness.
Geo. W. Himes
If you should have any communication to make to his mother,
Mrs. Hannah Livergood
Fox Creek Post Office
Saint Louis County
Nashville, Tenn. Jan. 22, 1844
Permit me to introduce the bearer, Mr. Wm. Lusk of Warren
County to your acquaintance. He is one of my oldest and most
particular friends. He is a near relative of the young man Bradley"
who was released not long since from confinement in Mexico upon
your humane interposition with President Santa Anna. Mr. Lusk
has a grandson, one of the Mier prisoners I believe, who is now
in confinement at Perote or some place in Mexico, undergoing
the most rigorous hardships incident to his condition. The young
"John Bradlcy was the son of Reuben and Elizabeth (Lusk) Bradley.
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