The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 45, July 1941 - April, 1942 Page: 342
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I suppose that by this time your son is at his
Grandfather's - and will be anxiously awaiting the
arrival of his mother & sisters-
I will attend to your request respecting Mr. Row-
land-as I expect to have an opportunity to sending
him a letter in the spring
Tell Fayette that my family all unite with me in
sending their love to him-and that he must be a
good boy and devote all the energies of his mind to
In the meantime, Josiah Stamps having received his letter
from Mr. Jones, which was dated the same day as Mr. Jones'
first letter to Angelina, had started on his trip to Independence,
Missouri. Making a bee line to the Mississippi River he sold his
horse and took the first boat for St. Louis, from whence he went
to Independence. Remaining only a few days in Independence,
he and Fayette started to Alabama.
Shortly after they arrived there, Angelina came in from
Texas. She clasped her long-lost son to her breast.
Returning by stage to New Orleans, thence to Galveston and
Houston by boat, they took an old-fashioned stage for the town
In school Fayette acquired a knowledge of the three R's and
later joined a large mercantile firm, clerking in the fall and
winter and going out on the road in spring and summer. In
later years he became very prosperous as a merchant in Wash-
ington and afterwards in Navasota, and as a plantation owner
in the Brazos River bottom. It was always difficult to get
Fayette to talk about his adventures with the Indians, and as
long as he lived he shunned the sight of mud holes and prickly
In thinking of my grandmother's supreme faith and confi-
dence in the return of her son, some of our modern scientists
would probably explain her unbreakable faith by saying that
it was all due to the effect of the constant repetition of a
request upon the subconscious mind, etc.
But I can hear Grandmother exclaiming: "Oh, fiddle sticks!
Go on with your science! The Good Lord in Heaven answered
my prayers, and that's all there is to it!"
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