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[Diary of Henry Matthews - 1806-1844]

Description: Henry Matthews (1799-18?) was a Methodist circuit rider, schoolteacher, and practicing physician from Ohio, who made his way from Ohio, through the Illinois Territory, to Texas. Primarily a circuit-riding preacher and schoolteacher in his early days in Ohio, Matthews practiced medicine more formally in the 1830s and 1840s in San Felipe, Texas, where Matthews and his wife Miranda eventually settled. Primarily a medical diary, this volume includes records of medical visits and attendance by Matthews; death notices that feature the names of the deceased and the diseases from which they died; and an account of pregnancies and births attended by Mathews. Of the illnesses that Matthews recorded, venereal diseases dominate the list with syphilis being a primary affliction. The entries include details about the patients'/deceased's lives and families. The diary does not follow consistent ordering and there are large sections of unused pages in between some entries, which are written sideways with the gutter at the top of the writing.
Date: 1806-04-12/1844-05-17
Creator: Matthews, Henry

[Diary of Henry Matthews - 1833-1840]

Description: Henry Matthews (1799-18?) was a Methodist circuit rider, schoolteacher, and practicing physician from Ohio, who made his way from Ohio, through the Illinois Territory, to Texas. Primarily a circuit-riding preacher and schoolteacher in his early days in Ohio, Matthews practiced medicine more formally in the 1830s and 1840s in San Felipe, Texas, where Matthews and his wife Miranda eventually settled. The latter two-thirds are a private diary, but many of the entries are made over printed finance notes, for which the book was originally printed. The initial third have some edits made to the printed sections but do not appear to be used as intended. Entries range from weather reports to crop and garden reports to mentions of Matthews’ medical practice in San Felipe. There are some loose papers in this volume, including one signed, “Miranda Matthews,” regarding a girl named Mary.
Date: 1833-05-25/1840-10-02
Creator: Matthews, Henry

[Proclamation from Francisco Vidaurri y Villaseñor - June 24, 1834]

Description: Decree from the Government (Gobierno Supremo) of the State of Coahuila and Texas. Discusses the extra sessions of the State Congress, comments on the federal system and religion, and plans for discussing public finances. There are also lines written in script at the bottom and signed by J. Maria Cantu.
Date: June 24, 1834
Creator: Supreme Government of the free State of Coahuila and Texas

[Land survey notes for John Reed]

Description: Land survey notes for John Reed made by surveyor M. Cummins. Mentions A.J. Webb and George Darr, chain carriers. On back of notes is a statement by George W. Smyth, commissioner of the General Land Office, certifying that the notes are a true copy of the original.
Date: October 27, 1834
Creator: Cummins, M.

[Deed for Michael Reed]

Description: Deed for Michael Reed written and signed by Guillermo H. Steele. On verso of second page, W.D. Thomson, clerk for Milam County, certifies that he has received the deed as of August 21, 1837; Levi Pennington, clerk for Williamson Country, certifies that the deed was filed in his office as of April 4, 1857[?].
Date: December 29, 1834
Creator: Steele, Guillermo H.

[Sarah Welch's bond]

Description: Agreement to pay Michael Reed and Z.N. Morrel, issued by Sarah Welch with witnesses William Whitely and Thomas Williams, in the amount of ten thousand dollars for a league of land in the Nashville Colony.
Date: January 15, 1835
Creator: Welch, Sarah