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Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, July 24, 1874
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Jones, Mary Smith (1819-1907). Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, July 24, 1874 - Page 1. July 24, 1874. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 21, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll9/item/227/show/223.

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Title Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, July 24, 1874
Creator (HOT)
  • Jones, Mary Smith (1819-1907)
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • Dresden, Texas
Date July 24, 1874
Description Letter from Mary Jones, wife of the last president of the Republic of Texas.
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Jones, C. Anson (Cromwell Anson), 1850-
Subject.Name (HOT)
  • Jones, Mary Smith (1819-1907)
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  • letters (correspondence)
Language English
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  • Text
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Original Item Location ID 1970-003, Box 1, Folder 48 (1874 Correspondence)
Original Collection Mary (Mrs. Anson) Jones Letters
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Digital Collection Mrs. Anson Jones Letters
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Transcript Near Dresden July 24th./74 My Darling Son I am celebrating my fifty fifth birth day writing letters, one to Sallie to my sister Miranda and to you in acknowledgement of yours of the 9th & 18th Inst, with the one of the 9th came half a dozen Papers the first I had received from you. I am glad you did not feel disappointment at the way the Judge ship was disposed of, I think as you do that it will be for the best eventually. I do not fear but that you will be as well off without it. I am confident your business will be in reality worth more even if it is slower in coming in and in small instalments beside[s] you are young enough yet awhile to wait for honors of office. Cook deserves it and I am glad he was thought of a few days since I wrote to Mrs. Ashe Am sorry to hear of John B having been sick "Sis" mentioned that Mrs. Duke & Miss Jennie Gillette had gone North to spend the summer Suppose the superin- tendent must be flush has he paid you yet?? Wont Miss Jennie splurge when she returns --------------------------------------------------------------- [Written upside down along the top of page 2] Brother has several varieties of nice grapes now getting Ripe I wish you all could have some --------------------------------------------------------------- Brothers health is improving all the time, yet he is very low spirited much of the time is dissatisfied with the way things have gone, is unable to see that all the hard times is owing to this long Radical misrule we have been living under as well as to bad crop years, he wants to sell out & get away from it all. I the think he would ruin his family if he ever sells as he is not able to do any hard labor, and in all probability the fatigue would put an end to his life as he cannot bear the least fatigue I saw a lady who had been at Lampases Springs. she says that Co. is improving, land there is worth from one to ten and fifteen dollars pr Acre. have you taken any steps yet in our land matter so as to prevent the statute of limitation from baring us. You will remember parties have been on it now for several years. I realy do believe it would pay to look after it Brother & I talk some of going up there this fall, but this may all be talk on his part. I would go in a minute. I hope you will leave Houston in case yellow [fever] comes, and glad your health is so good I am in perfect health, baby is daily improving is bright & playful. Yesterday more papers came which is a treat I assure you. I see you are employed for the Co. in a case. Remember me to all our friends, Brother & family join me in love and best wishes As ever your loving Mother Mary Jones ------------------------------------------------------------------ PS. I see by the papers a wish to have Col. Stewart nom- inated for Congress. I suppose you would be plea -sed as well as many others. I certainly will be remember me kindly to Mrs Francks Miss O, Mrs Stewart Mrs Bryan & all her family. How is our Eddy getting along? "Sis" wrote me that Miss [Myra] Johnson was in search of a school, said she had some prospect of getting one in Houston. Aid her if you can, for her dear good old mothers sake as well as for her own helpless sake. Sallie enquired if there was any opening in this sec tion for her. I do not think there is. As Mr Lee and two ladies teach the one near here, which is a large scool, distant half way between here & Dresden. We pass through Dresden coming from Corsicana to Brothers, his place is North west from both places Yesterday & today the air is delightful, very cool, both day & night I find it much more pleasant here than near the Coast. I am constantly reminded of our old home in Washington Co. Where I am writing I can see the Apple trees; I often wish I could send you one limb full they look so pretty I think of you often dear darling son strugling along with poverty. and pray this may not last always, that your last days may not be like mine, but that you may be blessed with ------------------------------------------------------------ all I believe you deserve of this worlds good, and health to enjoy it. Take good care of your self God bless, and prosper you is my daily prayer Your loving Mother I will not be able to send this to the Po Office until Monday Consequently have added a few more lines (this Sunday morning) while most of the family are at Church
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