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Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, January 11, 1870
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Jones, Mary Smith (1819-1907). Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, January 11, 1870 - Page 1. January 11, 1870. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 21, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll9/item/120/show/116.

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Jones, Mary Smith (1819-1907). (January 11, 1870). Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, January 11, 1870 - Page 1. Mrs. Anson Jones Letters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll9/item/120/show/116

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Title Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, January 11, 1870
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  • Jones, Mary Smith (1819-1907)
Date January 11, 1870
Description Letter from Mary Jones, wife of the last president of the Republic of Texas.
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  • Jones, C. Anson (Cromwell Anson), 1850-
Subject.Name (HOT)
  • Jones, Mary Smith (1819-1907)
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  • letters (correspondence)
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Original Item Location ID 1970-003, Box 1, Folder 19 (1870 Correspondence)
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Transcript Headquarters Jany 11th,/70 My Darling Son I was so glad to get the letter you sent by Henry Francks as I had felt anxious about you owing to your leaving here so unwell, I feel almost certain you increased your cold and cough, by taking off woolen socks, right in the midst of cold weather, Your having cold feet was more owe- ing to your poor health, than to woolen socks, and I regret your having made the change, as the bad effects may last all win= ter, and prove a serious matter; I am afra= id you do not take as much care of yourself as you ought - But hope by this time your cold may be entirely well. The Gilliard party came off on Tuesday last, Sis went to it with Sam & “[Din]”, was not introduced to a single stranger there not withstand- ing there were several whom she had never seen before_____ That was “foine” for such “foine” people, was it not? Well “[Din]” and I did laugh over the Mrs Harrison & Howland “layout” and I wonder how she will take the cut you gave her It is is just, & true, but pretty hard from so young a Gent, as you are; I have rec- eived two letters from her filled with similar accounts of Miss H’s bad treatm- ent to herself and Mrs Willie Well the old lady has come “clean” round, sent her love to Jennie & Sam in my last letter ------------------------------------------------------ and again calls me her best and truest friend, and says she wants me to close her eyes if she dies in Galveston, & again says that I am a better judge of human nature than she is. she said Dear friend I acknowledge the Corn, so make it be I was perfectly surprised at the amount of Taxes on our property in this Co. there are no back Taxes due on it you went up last Febr & paid them it $23. dollars & some cts, In the last week I have received a printed notice from the Assessor but will inclose it for you to read - What I am to do in case this place & my personal property is to be taken for Taxes on the out lands is more than I can tell. Wonder if I could not make it all over to my children, and in that way dodge them if so, I will do it certain, and date back of the notice This place I think is only valued at 3,000 dol. and what other property I have here not exceeding 3.00 as wekk as I remember therefore I do not see how the Tax can be 33. this mode of confiscation is like very much like consumption - one is flattered with the belief that they realy have property until they come to foot up the Assessors bills when they will see that it has all been consumed Well what is to be done is more that I can tell - I wish you would make the -------------------------------------------------- enquiry whether ones personal property homested & so forth can be sold for Tax on out lands - I have spent the past week with Sis, yesterday came home, she expected the fair wind & tide would bring the Flounder up sometime last night Gov Lubbock said to Gaston that he would make an effort to sell some of our lands But my dear Son I have but little hopes in that quarter or indeed form any other come what will, I am trying to feel comp- osed, but wish I was rid of the annoyance even if I did not own land enough to bury me on - what do I want with it - I can neither eat, drink, ware, or sell it; My prayer is that the year 1870 may bring us better management, or luck, as the case may be - I do so wish to be out of debt, and out of all worry, that is, I wish to be rid of the bulk of my annoyances I do not look for perfect happiness in this life, that is not to be expected - Let me have a full account of yourself with best wishes and much love I remain as ever you loving Mother Mary Jones. return to me the enclosed printed document [In pencil on integral address leaf] Sugar & Coffee Smoothing irons Tobaco [Integral address leaf] Cromwell A Jones Lynchburg
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