Forty years at El Paso, 1858-1898; recollections of war, politics, adventure, events, narratives, sketches, etc., by W. W. Mills. Page: 78 of 163
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FORTY YEARS AT EL PASO.
letters which passed between us, but I refrain from
recording the particulars of that incident in my life.
Jones had been appointed collector of customs by President
Buchanan, but had taken the side of secession.
On my return from Washington, Jones refused to
deliver to me the books and property of the office, and
correspondence, quarrels and threats followed, and we
became bitter enemies. But he yielded what I demanded.
Twenty years later I met Colonel Jones at
Silver City, old, poor and paralyzed, just able to walk
about, but only able to articulate the words "yes, yes,"
and "no, no." Knowing his condition, I gave him my
hand, which he grasped eagerly, and that night he signified
to me that he desired me to occupy the same room
with him, which I did.
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Mills, William W. Forty years at El Paso, 1858-1898; recollections of war, politics, adventure, events, narratives, sketches, etc., by W. W. Mills., book, 1901; Chicago. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6112/m1/78/?q=Forty%20Years%20at%20El%20Paso,%201858-1898:%20Recollections%20of%20War,%20Politics: accessed June 27, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .