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Letter to Cromwell Anson Jones, 12 March 1877
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Jones, Mary Smith McCrory;. Letter to Cromwell Anson Jones, 12 March 1877 - 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.. March 12, 1877. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 20, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll9/item/360/show/356.

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Title Letter to Cromwell Anson Jones, 12 March 1877
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Jones, Mary Smith McCrory
Date March 12, 1877
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
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  • letters (correspondence)
Language English
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Original Item Location ID 1970-003, Box 1, Folder 85 (1877 Correspondence)
Original Collection Mary (Mrs. Anson) Jones Letters
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Digital Collection Mrs. Anson Jones Letters
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Transcript March 12th 1877. My Dear Son As Mr. Grove informed you by Postal card last week, that I had reached home all safe the evening of the day I parted with you. I was very glad to see Gastons face on the platform at the Grand Lake depot as I did not come on the accommodation Train he waited expecting I should be on the passen ger , or that a letter would come if I did not. This was what we concluded he would do. It took me several days to rest up did not know how much I was fatigued until after I had reached home, and the excitement of being a week in a city had died out. Now I am feeling very badly from a severe cold, tho able to be up, indeed I have to be up as Sallie is in bed from cold and other causes, though not seriously ill Was glad to get you favor of the 3 Inst, and to learn you had placed my money at interest. Your letter I have placed with my accounts as you mentioned having put with my $1200. dollars three hundred of your own money, all payable to my ------------------------------------------------------ order. I am very thankful to have - even twelve hundred dollars - and to be out of debt. Gaston had a letter of late date form Mr. Sam Ashe he was still in Washington City Suppose he is at home ere this. How heart sick we felt the news of Hays inauguration way off in a corner of the Presidents House, what a shame we could not have had Mr. Tilden but so it is, an other four, or it may be six years of misrule I found a letter here upon my return home from Sister Miranda she informed me that old Mr. Kern died the 25th of Dec. last and that his family had written and Telegraphed to John Kern but no tid -ings of his whereabouts can be found, the replys are this. “No such person is here now” I wonder what is up with him now. I found Gaston is improving all the time, but still delays going down to Houston to get a truss say he cannot spare the money Last evening, Shep Mr. Rose & Gas went out fire hunting and brought back three deer at about midnight. We wished much that you and our other friends had one of them we have not been out of venison since my --------------------------------------------------------- return home Gaston says we go to market every day. I prefer it to poor tough beef anytime I have had a letter from my Brothers family it seems they are well satisfied with Julias marriage. Mr Johnsons father was a nephew of my step fathers, so my sisterinlaw informs me And that his Mr. Johnsons father was at Mr Woodruffs while he lived in Houston & from there went back to Tenn. now two of his sons have come back to Texas have been here three years are I suppose well off or well to do, as the saying is Well it is raining and we are in dread of a freeze that will kill all the fruit as the trees have all bloomed. about the change of the moon in March is the time we usually have a freeze. God grant we may not this year , as I did not have as many peaches as I could eat but once last season Sister Miranda says she will look for me again thes spring. I will send your quilt Bolster & Pillow the first time the waggon goes to Willis or Grand Lake. With best wishes & much love fro your Mother . M Jones ------------------------------------------------------------ My brothers wife said Julia was delighted with you said she was so gald to become acquainted with you. Brother is in good health Gaston & Sallie were well pleased with the sale and disposition of money to pay Taxes &c &c &c and expressed themselves as feeling under many obligations to you for your attention to all our land matter, as well also for your kindness in attending to their other little commands. Everything we purchased suits to a dot. The stove almost cooks alone. It gave me real pleasure to see Sallie have some comforts she had needed so long. MJ -------------------------------------------------------------- [Written upside down at bottom of page 4] I would suggest the importance of taking the necessary steps (that is if you have not already done so) to prevent the statute of limitation from returning against the heirs to your fathers Donation & Bounty land in case the Deeds were stolen & sales made of them as I fear has been the case. Sallie joins me in this suggestion Sis says to see how cheap you can get her a little clock & let her know when you write me again All are better of our colds M Jones March 15th
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