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32 SIXTY YEARS IN TEXAS.
sweetest bread that I ever remember of eating. Our.
corn crop had to be cultivated. We broke up the
land with oxen, and planted the corn.
The rented land was situated about 31/2 miles
from our cabin, and on Sunday evening we two or
three of us boys would ride an old gentle ox that
we had to the field to be ready early Monday morning
to begin plowing, and would camp there during
to the Field Sunday Evening
the week. I would lead the ox, and one of my
brothers held the plow, and the other brother pull
the weeds from around the corn. We would work
that way during the week, and on Saturdey evening
we would all go home to our cabin. We made a
splendid crop of corn, and the corn and wheat we
raised the first year put us in good shape with bread
a plenty and to spare. The first load of corn we
bought in '48 we had to haul from near Red River.
In the year 1849 there was quite a number of families
in Dallas, and we had twelve or fifteen good
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