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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

[Transcript of Letter from Emily Austin Bryan to James Bryan, November 25, 1818]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Emily Austin Bryan to James Bryan, on November 25, 1818, informing him of her decision to stay at her father's house until the spring. She also discusses the transportation of food by boat, Bryan's plan to sell their horses, the chance that he may have been cheated by a colleague, and the health of their children.
Date: November 25, 1818
Creator: Perry, Emily Austin Bryan
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Message from Viceroy Juan Ruiz de Apodaca]

Description: Decree from Viceroy de Apodaca saying that poor people should be given facilities to judicial procedures. According to the document this is a copy made in Mexico in November of 1818, the original having been made in May of 1818.
Date: November 24, 1818
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library