Nesbitt Memorial Library Journal, Volume 1, Number 10, September, 1991 Page: 315
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Letter From William B. Dewees
all I ask of you is to remember me in your prayers. I will, as
soon as circumstances permit, come home to see you. But
us boys cannot withstand the entreaties of the women and
children not to leave them; for they say if we leave them,
their husbands can not kill game and protect them from the
Austin has set apart this year to issue patents for
our lands. We are all now engaged in making locations and
when this country becomes settled up with honest, indus-
trious, hard working men, it will be one of the most beautiful
countries my eyes ever beheld -- the sunny climes of Italy not
excepted. Mother, I believe every woman and child we can
save from the savages will add one jewel in our crown when
we leave this world.
Now I must come to a close. Give my very best
respects to inquiring friends, and accept for yourself all the
best wishes of
Your dutiful son,
Book Contract between
William Bluford Dewees
& Emanetta Cara Kimball
October 7, 1852
From page 194, Mortgage Book B,
Office of the County Clerk, Colorado County, Texas
An article of agreement made and entered into
this 7th day of October A.D. 1852 between Emanetta C.
Kimball of the County of Colorado and State of Texas of the
first part and Wm. B. Dewees of the County and State
aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that Whereas we the
said parties have by mutual assistance written and produced
a Book in manuscript entitled Letters from an early settler of
Texas to a friend by Wm. B. Dewees and Compiled by Cara
Cardello and said book being now published and ready for
distribution for the more distinct understanding of the
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