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SIXTY YEARS IN TEXAS. 33
milk cows, and we proposed to furnish the town in
all the butter they wanted; and on the other hand,
they, the people of Dallas, or some of them, agreed
to take all the good, fresh butter we could bring
them, and pay a fair price for it; and it was agreed
that we three boys should take turn about delivering
the butter with the old white horse, the only
one that we had, and everything looked promising
for awhile. But it did not take us long to glut the
market. We brought so much it became a drug on
the market, and we gave the business up. I sometimes
now look at the crowded street of Dallas, the
stately buildings, the finely dressed people, the metropolitan
air and appearance, and I say to myself,
what a change time has wrought!
New York has its four hundred of the wealthy
and select, and only a few can get within that inner
circle. Dallas may not be able to boast of that
large number, but the aristocratic and wealthy of
Dallas are forming a circle slowly but surely where
the common herd can never be admitted. I often
look back to the early settlers of Dallas County, and
I frequently count over the different families, and
think of the good old days, when we were all free
and equal, and seemed to be on the same footing.
Although many of the old settlers of this county
were educated and refined, yet it is equally true that
some of them could not move with that ease and
grace in fashionable society as some that came later
on. But I will say that they had hearts, as true as
steel. They were men and women that would be
at your bed-side in the day and hour of sickness
with a willing heart and a helping hand to adminiter
to your wants. They were men and women that
would weep with you in the day of your affliction
and trouble, and would rejoice with you in the day
of your good fortune and prosperity. These men
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Jackson, George. Sixty years in Texas, book, 1908; Dallas, Tex.. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth20205/m1/47/: accessed September 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .