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Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, September 27, 1875
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Jones, Mary Smith (1819-1907). Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, September 27, 1875 - Page 1. September 27, 1875. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 18, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll9/item/302/show/298.

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Jones, Mary Smith (1819-1907). (September 27, 1875). Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, September 27, 1875 - Page 1. Mrs. Anson Jones Letters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll9/item/302/show/298

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Title Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, September 27, 1875
Creator (HOT)
  • Jones, Mary Smith (1819-1907)
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • Willis, Texas
Date September 27, 1875
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 69 (1875 Correspondence)
Original Collection Mary (Mrs. Anson) Jones Letters
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Digital Collection Mrs. Anson Jones Letters
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Transcript Willis Monday Sept. 27th/75 My Dear Son At Sams request I write you today to say that he is much better, Saturday night he had fever, and seemed quite sick I commenced giving him broken doses of Calomel, folowed with Quinine, And to- day he is able to be up and says he feels better than he has for ten days past. But oh how badly he looks. Doctor Jordan has promised to prepare him some medicine that he says will reduce his spleen and cure him, this done he will soon be well; his mind has been in such a state of excit- ment, he needs quiet and care, he seems much depressed & looks so thin & sad. I had some material on hand and cut him out two shirts, Sallie and Mrs. Jordan are making them today & Mrs J has given material for one pair of drawers & Sallie one pair. I will get him some more undershirts which will make him quite comfortable until he is able to do something. I agree with you that he ought to leave Lynchburg & now is a good time to make make a start from there as he has nothing left. But where will he go & what is there he can do, except ---------------------------------------------------------------- to go some where & commence work, I suppose his tools are all washed away too. It would take money to start a sheep ranch, but of this he has said nothing to me as yet; I doubt if he is suited for such business, not alone certainly. If he had means to start with, and I could live with him it might do. during the rain & storm we were without fire as the kitchen leaked all over & we had no other chance for fire but in the Cooking stove. Gastons circumstances will not now admit if his getting any other place, he thinks of wintering it here in this open house, building a chimney of sticks & dirt to Sallies room. I do not know what to do with myself, am as I would prefer almost anything to having to spend the winter amid the nois[e] & and discomfort that would exist, if I had the means I could perhaps get a small place here where I could have some quiet if not much else. Again I have thought of writing to my Sisters to see of either of them had a room with a fire place in it that they could let me have and stay with one of them this winter What would you advise, Oh how I regret ever giving up my home. I am daily remin- ded of poor old Mrs. Ashe, but she fortunately could die and get out of her discomfort I don't wish to distress you, ----------------------------------------------------------- [written upside down, in pencil, across the 3rd page] Old Mr. Thompson Col Sneets fatherinlaw died a few days since at Grand Lake - it was he who list his house by fire. ------------------------------------------------------------ no, far from it. I know you have had to struggle hard against poverty to make a start, greatly to my sorrow and regret. Is there nothing I have that could be sold, to procure me a little home of my own once more. I can live here as well as any other place, and perhaps as cheap, or cheaper, as wood is an item and is plentiful here, then I could be near to Sallie. Sam will likely stay with us some little time do not know how long at any rate until he is better. I am so glad the destitute about the Burg are being provided for by the Houstonians, have at last received many papers from you giving accounts of the suf -fering all along the coast. Oh how terrible it is. I read with much pride, and pleasure, the mention made of you and your opinion as one of the Houston bar relative to the ten ure of Supreme & other Judges. Mrs Judge Bell saw the mention of you before my paper came & loaned us the paper of same date. Sallies health con- tinous poor _ Your two letters of Sept. 18th & 19th reached me today. The letter you enclosed was from Mrs Ashe of Sept.. 11th all were at her fathers she was complaining some but the children were well, she spoke of starting back about the 26th which was yesterday. Said there was considerable -------------------------------------------------------------- sickness prevailing, had not heard from Mr Ashe at date of writing and was feeling terribly home sick. Said everything liked so changed she wanted to get away & that no place was like Texas write me soon Affectionately Your Mother Mary Jones. Sam has got the Doct Jordans prescription filled & will commence taking it tomorrow Sallie has just received a letter from Miss Lenna Gaillard she says all my umbrella [ ] trees were blown down but the houses are stan -ding. several of their buildings were blown down part of the Galery to their house Gin was left, but their blacksmith shop taken away much damage to their corn & cotton as one Cotton house blew down, her father had been sick for some time but at date of her letter was better he cannot sleep at night since Freddies death MJ Sam says please write him any information you may be able to gather about the Burg if the water is down Yet? Whether Mrs Chamberlins body has been found, anything relating to it will be of interest to him
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