Nesbitt Memorial Library Journal, Volume 10, Number 2, July, 2000 Page: 124
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Nesbitt Memorial Library Journal
page 26 May the first 1836 home.
We camped near the house Father said we
couldn't go in till morning. uncle James told
Mother the floor had ben torn up by the Mexicans
searching for Eggs. he would have put the house
in order but his shoulde and arm were so painful
he Could not work. as soon as it was light Enough
for us to see we went to the hous. the firt sight
was the hogs Runing out Fathers book-case on
the ground broke open. books meicin and other
thing on the ground. hogs sleeping on them. when
Mrs. West children sister and I got to the door
there was one big hog that wouldnt go out till
Father shot at him. then we Cildren began picking
up books. we Could not find the little books
Colonel Travis gave us but found broken toys
that belong to the dear little sister that died.
through the joy and Excitemen since the battle
of San Jacinto we had forgot our sad
bereavement. the first thing Father did after
breakfast was to go to the corn field. he had
planted corn the first of March. it needed plwing.
he didnnt waite till Manday or to put the house in
order but began plowing. his fled was in the
bottom. he had hidden his plows in the bottom.
page 27 seven at home
Sunday May the first 1836
Mothe said I should ride Mrs. West horse and
go to Stfford's point and bring brother Granvill
home I didnt want to go. sister said I could ware
her bonnet. my dress was very much the worse
of ware shoes down at the heels dirty stocking
dress pind at the back. I was greatly embar-
rassed. knew all the boys were at the point among
them my boy lover - William Dyer. I done all the
prinping that circumstancs would permit. platted
my hair. had had my head & face wraped in
atable Cloth till my face was as white as snow.
when I got to the point ther were more than 100
people there. men women Children negros
Mexicans nany of the Mexicann sick and
wounded. I never seen such adirty rag-ged croud.
the boys were with out shoes and hats theire
hair dow on theire sholders. after I met them
didnt feel ashamed of my ap-pearance. brother
got his horse we went home. was not neare the
burnt building the plantation was in the bottom
on Oyster Creek. the Stafford family used the
the house at the point for a summer residenc
and as they brought theire negros out of the
bottom during the summer there were agood
many housis at the point.
Sunday May 1st 1836 home
When brother and I got home found Mother and
Mrs. West at the washtub. I was shock as
mother allways had kept the sabbat day holy at
noon Father and brother put down the floor. Mrs.
Wests girls and myself scoured the floor and we
moved in Mrs. West took abucket and went
back to giv her sick ox water found the ox dead.
brothe helpe Mrs West to move home that eving.
Mother was very despondent. but Father is hope-
ful says texas would gane her Independ-ence
and become agreat nation. uncle James Wells
came home with two mexicans for servants put
them to work in the corn field. there was now
ascar-ci-ty of bread. the people came back in
crowds stoping at Harris-burg and in our
neighborhood acolony of Irish that left san
patricio. in february stopped at Stafford point.
Father had hid some of our things in the bottom
amoung them abig chest mother packed it with
beding, Clothing and things she couldnt take when
we left home after afew days uncle and brother
hauld the chest and other things home that old
blue chest proved to be a treasure. when we
left home we wore our best cloths now our best
Cloting was in the chest among them my old
sunbon-net. I was prouder of that old bonne than
in after years ofawhite lace bonnet my husband
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