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Letter to Cromwell Anson Jones, 3 September 1874
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Jones, Mary Smith McCrory;. Letter to Cromwell Anson Jones, 3 September 1874 - This image is in the public domain and may be used freely. If publishing in print, electronically, or on a website, please use the citation button above. To request higher resolution images, please use the Request High Res button above.. September 3, 1874. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 23, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll9/item/234/show/231.

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Title Letter to Cromwell Anson Jones, 3 September 1874
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Jones, Mary Smith McCrory
Date September 3, 1874
Description Letter from Mary Jones, wife of the last president of the Republic of Texas.
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Jones, Mary Smith McCrory, 1819-1907--Correspondence
Subject.Topical (Local)
  • People--Individuals--Mary Jones
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Jones, Mary Smith McCrory
  • Jones, C. Anson
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Dresden, Texas
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  • letters (correspondence)
Language English
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Original Item Location ID 1970-003, Box 1, Folder 50 (1874 Correspondence)
Original Collection Mary (Mrs. Anson) Jones Letters
Original Collection URL http://archon.lib.uh.edu/?p=collections/controlcard&id=306
Digital Collection Mrs. Anson Jones Letters
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Transcript Dresden Sept, 3rd./1874 My Dear Son At last, my eyes have almost re- covered their former strength which is but poor at best. I use then with great care as every time I attempt to read they feel bad & begin to smart. Elliots attack has lasted longer than mine as I could not keep his out of the light & dust Yet they are improving all the time. he is beginning to fatten looks rosey and is as playful as a kitten. Well I sup- pose today you are in Waco, I am so glad you have had the trip as you must need a change & rest sadly, I often think of you delving away [in] this hot weather, with no one particularly to cheer or bid you Gods speed I received quite a number of Papers within the last few days all of which I look over and read every mention of you with pride and pleasure. I shall feel anxious to learn the result of the Convention, as I find Mills is very popular in this Co. I am thinking of start- ing home towards the middle of this month ---------------------------------------------------------- have not fixed upon the precise day as it is drizzling rain today the 7th of the month I delayed finishing my letter, as I had no opp -ortunity of sending it to the Office. Brother has seen Mr. Carroll one of the Waco deli- gates to the Convention, from whom we learned Mills had received the nomination for Congress. I feel sadly disappointed, & know you must also. As I have made such a long stay, and money being scarce in this section on account of the failure in the Cotton Crops, I feel like I would like to make the family some presents of such things as I see they most need before I leave, could you spare me some more mon ey to enable me to do so; I think ten dollars would answer. Brothers health continues poor. Thursday last he fainted and fell full length on the floor, he had taken Blue moss the might before, the action of which seemed to prostrat[e] him very much, he seems sad and depressed all the time, and the failure in Cotton seems to add to it as he is some in debt. then too he seems to think if he could get away from here he would be better sat- isfied altho he has no place in view to move to. I think bad health & the ----------------------------------------------------------- scarcity of money is the cause of his feeling so sad, he has always[s] been accustomed to have plenty of money as he had a large stock of cattle & if Crops failed he could sell beeves & always raise what he needed in that way, now he has no such resource We are still having plenty of Peaches tho they are not so good on account of the hot dry weather. Apples are beginning to taste sweet. If I get off by the fifteenth I will bring some with me. I have dried some nice fruit to take home Since crops were laid by Protracted "meetings" have been all the rage. I went with the family one Sunday night to the weather being too warm to go in day time I heard some loud shouting, and much poor singing & praying too, but such crowds of people as attend these meeting[s] it reminded me of the Fair ground every body & his wife & all the children down to babies, and such music as they make crying is terrible I will let you know the day I will come down, that you may meet me, there is but little sickness any where here. Elliot & I keep well I never have been so frisky. God bless you my darling son As ever you loving Mother Mary Jones ---------------------------------------------------------- [Written sideways along the margin of page 3] I had a letter of Augst 28 from Sallie in which she mentions having been very sick. Poor Sis she has missed me this summer
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