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RANGERS AND SOVEREIGNTY.
whole story, and happily, she agreed to the programme,
and appeared to think it the climax of all
the romance she had ever indulged in.
My wife was Miss Luvenia Conway, and we were
married on September 13th, 1875. Mrs. Roberts is
still living, and keeps my good old love letters as
a menace to treachery. We took leave of Columbus,
immediately after our marriage ceremony, the train
having waited for the event, and via the City of
Houston, we reached the City of Austin on September
14th. Stayed in Austin a few days, or until our
ambulance and escort could meet us there. When the
"boys" made their appearance, it was Mrs. Roberts'
first sight of Rangers. When we took up our march
for camp, nearly 200 miles distant, four men rode
just ahead of the ambulance, with all the paraphernalia
of Rangers, I noticed Mrs. Roberts taking them
in, with intense scrutiny. Their broad belts, full of
cartridges, and a leather string, to which a hair brush
was attached, to clean the rifle barrel, which hung
down from the rear of the belt, was the one thing that
appeared to "paralyze" her; finally she ventured to
ask me what that was. I told her that all the original
stock of Rangers had "caudal appendages". She
gave me her first searching, doubtful look. In after
years, she found out, that I was a charter member of
the Ananias Club.
The second day's march took us by the residence
of an old colored woman, that had belonged to my
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