Nesbitt Memorial Library Journal, Volume 6, Number 2, May, 1996 Page: 104
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fall, until a few days ago, when it commenced
Jno Goode is here yet. I think now it will be
better to wait awhile longer before buying the
Cow-ranch. I have not yet selected you the
league of timbered land on the Sandies creek,
but will do so in good time. As soon as the Law-
suit is decided I shall get a bond for title to the
land adjoining me, the title to be perfected at the
last payment, or get a title at the start with a
mortgage on the land, or whichever is best.
I expect to start to Austin about the 1st of
Novr. I think however you had better continue
to direct your letters here, & let my wife
forward them to me. How about my brother
James' coming out? After he has looked at my
place a week or so I wish him to come up to
Austin to see me. My neighbor Mr Wright died
not long since, also Mr Fraser the old Scotch-
man who was building the Court House
Louisa joins me in love to you all
Your affectionate son
C Wm Tait
Jas A Tait Esqr
21. Charles William Tait to James Asbury Tait,
November 19, 1853
Austin City. Texas. Novr 19th 1853.
Your letter of Octr 16th was received this
day. I was glad to hear from you all. Brother
James' letter of the 22nd of October was also
recd. I am sorry that the yellow fever will keep
James from coming out so long. I was very
much in hopes that he would come out before I
left home. I shall be sorry if he starts before all
danger of the fever is past. When he comes out
& stays at my house a short time I wish him to
come up to Austin to see me. I am afraid we will
have a long session; it commenced on the first
monday in November, there is a great deal of
business before the Legislature; it meets only
once in two years. There are two members of
the Legislature with whom you are well ac-
quainted; Mr Wm. F. Daniel, who represents
Freestone County: & Mr H. P. C. Dulany from
Panola. I shewed your letter to W Daniel, he
appeared to appreciate the advice to me con-
tained in it.
I saw Judge Lipscomb to day he is in good
health, but looking a good deal older thatn when
I saw him last. We have the supreme court of the
state (one of the judges of which Judge Lipscomb
is,); the U. S. district court; & the Legislature;
all in session here at the same time. I am
boarding with Dr S. G. Haynie & have very
comfortable quarters for the winter. My friend
Col: Turner who represents the counties of
Lavaca & Dewitt, is also boarding at the same
place. We are holding our sessions in the old
capitol, a very uncomfortable place. We expect
however to get into the new Capitol next week
altho' it is not entirely finished. It is a splendid
building; built of Texas marble at a cost of one
hundred & fifty thousand dollars. I recd a letter,
from Louisa, of the 11th inst, all were well at
home. She informs me that she has not heard
from Frank (the negro you gave us when you
were out), who ranaway on the 22nd of October
last. Give my love to all, & direct your letters to
this place until Christmas.
Your affectionate son
C Wm Tait
Jas A. Tait
22. Charles William Tait to James Asbury Tait,
December 8, 1853
Columbus Texas Decr 8th 1853
Your letter of Novr 22nd ult, was this day
recd by which we were glad to hear from you
all, & to learn that you were getting better so
fast. We are all well with the exception of colds,
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