Nesbitt Memorial Library Journal, Volume 10, Number 2, July, 2000 Page: 113
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Reminiscences of Dilue Rose Harris
to ad-journ and as he and his wife are going to
the United States on business he decided to come
page 46 continued november 1835
Mr. Dyer and wife have gone they went on the
schooner from Harrisburg. th same boat Mrs.
Stafford came home on Adam Stafford and Mr.
Dyer shiped cotton at the same time. since the
garrison at Anahuac was forsed to surrender the
schooners have been coming to Harrisburg often
the Captains say there is no mexican war vessil
neare Galveston Island. farmers in our
neighborhoo will not ship any more Cotton this
yea from Harrisburg. a steamboat has been sent
from New Orleans. it will run from Brazora on
the Brazos river to San Felipe and Washington.
the cotton at Stafford gin will be hauld and piled
neare Mr. William little at the Henry Jones ferry.
the steam boat is the yellow-stone. she was in'
the St. louis traid when Fathers family lived in
that city in the years 29 and 32. the yellow stone
will remin in the texas trade will carry the cotton
to the mouth of the Brazos. it will then be shiped
on schooners to New Orleans. Father has
promised we Children to take us to see the steam-
boat when she is at the landing Mr Jones says
he will give agrad ball Christmas as the Captain
of the boat saye he will be at his ferry at that
time Mr. Jones lieves on on the west bank of the
Brazos Mr. little on the east we heard that the
texas army has Gen cos and mexican army
surrounded in San-antonio there had been fighting
but none of our men was engaged in it except
leo Roark. his Mother and Sisters are very uneasy
on his account
page 47 seven December 1835
Every thing is at astand still times very gloomy.
the Brazos river is so low the steam boat cant go
up. she is to go to grocses ferry at alittle town
calld Washington. ther is two towns in Austin
Colony named Washington one above San Felipe
the other on galveston bay. we have anew girl
bab at our house bornd the 5 fifth of tis month
sister and I are very happy over the babe. brother
Granvill anod the two orphan boys tease us. Say
ve cant go to see the steam boat or go to the ball
we didnt care. were so pleased with the little
sister Father says he is very proud of his four
Daugters. Says he will be as popular as Mr. Choat
when they ar grown. Mr. Choat has seven
daughters three of them married. Father says
his only trouble is how to get awagon to haul his
daughters around. We have heard that the
texasans hav captured Sanantonio General Cos
is aprisoner. the fighting commenced on the 5
fifth of this month but th Mexicans didnt surrender
till the 10 none of our men were kild or wounded
but several men we knew ar wounded. Mr. Bell
and Neale have come home they say Gen. cos
and the mexican army under his command were
sent across the Rio Grande. Father has goine to
Columbia and Brazoria with acart load of peltry
consisting of otter skins deer bears panther wild
cats wolves and coons. he is in need of medicines
powder and lead. could not wait any longer for
the steam boat. She has gone up the River.
Decembe 31 1835
page 38 thirty-eight 48 Jan 1836
Father returne home new yea's day. was gone
two weeks sold the hides lade in agood suply of
drugs and medicine. would have gone to
Harrisburg but there is not any drug stort in that
place says it would have better to have hauld his
Cotton to Harrisburg than waited for the steam
boat. says it is doubtful if he get it to market
before may of June. got an advance of one
hundred dolars on the cotton. met some of the
English people that lived in our neighborhood.
Mr. Page has moved to Galveston bay. th Adkins
are living on the Brazos river near Columbia.
Miss Jane A. the pretty English girl is married.
also her mother the widow Adkins has married
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