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INDIAN iWARS AND PIONEERS OF TEXAS.
pigments that were bright. Virtue and honor and
courage would be but idle names if there were no
temptations to evil, no allurements to draw the unwary
from the path of rectitude, and no dangers
arose on the way. Human life would loseitsbeauty,
its pathos and its purpose but for the trials that
accompany it. Sad it is to note those who fall, but
deep and lasting and full of usefulness are the
lessons taught by the lives of those who guide
their course by the pole-star of duty and perform
the tasks that Providence allots them.
Mr. Raymond has lived beyond three score
years and ten. He has been a moving spirit in
some of the most stirring scenes that have transpired
upon the continent and the intimate associate
not only of such men of an earlier day, as Houston,
but of those who have succeeded them as pilots of
the ship of State. It has fallen to his fortune to,
in a quiet way, perform many valuable public services.
He has done his duty, as he saw it, faithfully
under all circumstances, and now, in the quiet
evening of his life and in the enjoyment of the
financial independence that has come to him as
the reward of the labors of former years, he enjoys
the confidence and sincere esteem of the people of
MOSES AUSTIN BRYAN,
The life and labors of this well remembered
patriot, honored citizen and faithful public servant,
were such as to entitle his name to a place upon
some of the brightest of the undying pages of his
country's history. He was born at Bryan's Mines
on the banks of the Hazel Run, a branch of the
Tar Blue river, in St. Genevieve County, in the
then territory of Missouri, on the 25th day of September,
He was the third son of James and Emily Margaret
(Austin) Bryan. His father, a merchant and
also a miner and smelter of lead ore at Hazel Run,
died at Herculaneum, on the Mississippi river,
twenty-five miles below St. Louis, in 1823.
Mrs. Bryan married in 1824 James F. Perry, a
merchant at Potosi, Washington County, Mo., a
town laid off by her father, Moses Austin, when the
territory belonged to Spain. Young Bryan attended
school at Potosi until eleven years of age
and was then employed as a clerk in Perry
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