Nesbitt Memorial Library Journal, Volume 10, Number 2, July, 2000 Page: 128
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Nesbitt Memorial Library Journal
that Election September first 1836 for President
and vice president of the Republic of texas was
the laste Election I attended. there were no
drinking or fighting. the ladies spent the day
quilting. the young people began danceing at
3oclock kept it up till next morning that Eveing.
I had aquarrel with my boy lover William Dyer.
he wanted to dance every set with me he was
not two years older than I. all the young men
would tease me about my baby beau till I told
him I would not dance with him again. he said I
was puting on ares since I was dressed in my
mothers old dress. well I supose I would have
slaped hes jaws but just then Clinton Harris asked
me to dance. that was reveng enough for what
he said about my dress. Mother had riped up an
old silk and made me aball dress one she had
before she married. it had been left in the old
blue Chest that was hid in the bottom when we
ran away from the Mexicans. that was my last
ball at an Election after that there was to much
whiskey drank for ladies to be present. it was
but a few days after the ball I met my boy lover
and we made frieds. to have another quarrel at
the next ball.
page 37 thirty seven October 1836 after the ball
there has been but little to wirte about since the
Election. we are going to school mother is very
anxious to move would go to the United States if
Father would consent. Congress met at
Columbia the 3d third of this month. President
David G Burnet resigned. Sam Houston and
lamar were inaugurated presiden. there has been
agreat Excite-ment among the people in regard
to General Santa Anna. he is a prisoner ther is
some of the texans that would have him shot for
the Slaughter of Colonel Fannins men others wish
to send him to Mexico under a promise to
acknowledge the Indepenence of texas. there
had been severe threats made against President
Burnet. he was glad to become a privet citizen.
Father sais Mr. Burnet was honorably and just
in all his official acts but there are so many
ambitious men in texas they are liable to start
strife and war among the people if Colonel Travis
and Fannin had obeyed orders and retreated till
they could have joined General Houston at
Gonzales the Mexican army could not have
Crossed the Colorad but every man seemed to
think he Could Command an army.
page 38 November or dcembe 1836
Our school closed the last of November. Mr.
Bennet has goine back to the United States.
Father took him to Harris-burg. there he got on
a schooner bound for New Orleans. the is the
first time Father has been to Harris burg since
the Mexicans burned it he says the people
rebuilding. they have made the Mexicans burn
brick and helpe to build new houses. Father
visited the new town Houston. Says the Allens
will bring asteam boat from new york next year.
is have one built. the boat will run from Galviston
to Houston. would have bought th yellow stone
but she was to large to turn round in buffalo
bayou. Mrs. Stafford is here she is geting ready
to move the negrose. says she will farme neare
the Sabine river. Mr. Stafford will stay in the
state of Mississippi and if texas is invaded agane
by Mexico she will Cross the negrose in too
louisiana as the negrose have aright to run from
the Indians or mexicanans. the negro man old
uncle Ned has been to tell us goodby says he
will take car of his misstres and tak them too the
page 39 Jan 1st 1837
the year 36 has gone with all it horros last
Christmas 1835 we were expecting to go to
Henry Joness to aball and to see the steam boat
yellow stone Carry off the cotton. she didnt come
but ferryed the texas army across the Brazos
river at Groces while a part of the mexican army
were camped at Henry Jones ferry the yellow-
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