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[Diary of Henry Matthews - 1818-1820]

Description: Diary of Henry Matthews (1799-18??), a Methodist circuit rider, schoolteacher, and practicing physician from Ohio, who made his way from Ohio, through the Illinois Territory, to Texas. This volume consists mainly of transcriptions of letters sent by Matthews to various family members and friends describing Matthews’ life on the circuit and as a school teacher in Ohio. Accompanying these letters are poetry and prose passages recorded by Matthews. In 1818, Matthews writes of his recommendation to the Annual Conference to ride as an itinerant pastor; he was just 19 years old. It also includes notes on his travel plans, time spent as a schoolteacher, religious recommendations, and lists books he has been reading. A page in the back dated 1840 includes a list of names, residences, and destinations.
Date: {1818-04-23..1820-02-12,1840-08-23..1840-08-28}
Creator: Matthews, Henry
Partner: Southwestern University

[Regulations from José Francisco de la Garza]

Description: Regulations from José Francisco de la Garza concerning clandestine sale of foods; there are signatures from a few individuals at the bottom of the text. The document is folded in half horizontally, and has a piece of tape holding it together on the back of the paper.
Date: 1818-12~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Complaints from José María Tovar]

Description: Message from José María Tovar complaining of being falsely arrested and asked to pay a debt already paid, and he wants justice. After Tovar's complaint there is a lengthy reply from Juan José Llanos.
Date: 1818-08~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Decree of Festivity from Juan Echeandía]

Description: Decree of festivity from Juan Echeandía concerning the birth of the royal infant, María Isabel. There are breaks in between the text where individuals signed their names acknowledging their having received the announcement.
Date: 1818-02~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library