Nesbitt Memorial Library Journal, Volume 10, Number 2, July, 2000 Page: 123
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Reminiscences of Dilue Rose Harris
uncle James Well staid with us till we were reddy
to sart for home. he was sick all night Father
gave him meicin and bound up his arm.
page 24 twenty four April 30 1836 going home.
Mrs Brown and family
We staid one day on Sims bayou there were more
one hundred 100 familis. all stoped to rest & let
the stock feed Met a lady Mrs. Brown. She was
living at William Vince's when the mexican army
crossed the bridge. they took possessio of Alan
Vince's fine black stable horse. Mrs Brown son
James alad aged 13 went and mounted the horse.
wouldn't give him up. the mexicans took the boy
prisnor. his mother came out asked for General
Santaanna. Colonel Almonte came and asled in
English what he could do for her. She told him
she was asubject of the king of England and
demanded protection Almote assured her she and
Cildrin would not be hurt. ordered her son
liberated. Santaannas servant put a fine saddle
on the horse. the saddle was ornamented with
gold had solid gold stirrups. the texas soldiers bid
it in and presented the saddle to General Houston
when the captured plunder was sold at auction
Mrs. Brow staid at Mr. William Vinces till after
the battle. met English friends from Columbia
that were going home with them. the Adkins tha
lived in our neighborhood were relatives of Mrs
Browns. we met the pretty English girl Jane
Adkins. Married and the mother of two Children
page 24 twenty four Continued April 1836
General Santaanna was captured nex day after
the battle. he was seen by Captains karnes to
plung in the bayou. on a fine black horse he made
his escape from the battle ground on Alen Vinces
stable horse but not on the fine saddle. the horse
went home with a common saddle. he was taking
to headquarters an after a few day restored to
Alen Vince. James Brown went to General
Sherman and pointed out the horse. General
Santaanna was Captured by James A. Silvester
Washington Secrets and Sion Bostck. amr. Cole
was the firs man that got to Santaanna. he was
hid in the grass. dirty and wet dressed as
acommon soldier. rode to the Camps behinde Mr.
Roberson. the men had no idea that thy had
Santaanna aprisnor til the mexicans began to say
in theire own language the presidend.) note
Santaanno gave Mr. Cole acup. Mrs. Cole his
widow has the cup. She lives at Eagle lake
Colorado County. Wash Secretes died in
Columbus Colorado County in the year 59. S.
Bostock resided many years in Colorado County
I knew Bostick Cole and Secretes.)
witting by Mrs Dilue Harris the year 98
page 25 April 30 1836 home sweet home
Father Camped one day and too nights on sims
bayou. we had traveld since the 21 twenty first
without resting half the time in mud and water. it
was only 15 fifteen mils from home Early in the
morning broke Camps. we were alone the others
families lived farther down the Country. the
wether was geting warm stoped two hours in
the middl of the day at awater hole. when the
sun set we were five miles from home overtook
our nearest neigbor Mrs. West. she left sims
bayou that morning with the Shipman family. left
them. said she could find the way home. one of
her oxen got down she coudnt get he up or the
yoke off the other ox when we drove up she had
her four Children on her horse. was going to walk
to our house. she knew we had started home
that morning if we had not stoped two hour would
have been with her by the middle of the after
noon. Father unyoke her oxen. turned loose one
of his oxen that was broke down. put the oxen to
mrs. West cart. it was now dark. we traveld slow
the oxen were tired keep feed all the time one of
Mrs West Daughters and my self rode her horse
it was agreat relief to me I was so tired riding in
the cart. it was ten oclock when we got home
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