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Letter to Cromwell Anson Jones, 1 April 1878
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Jones, Mary Smith McCrory;. Letter to Cromwell Anson Jones, 1 April 1878 - 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.. April 1, 1878. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 17, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll9/item/432/show/429.

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Title Letter to Cromwell Anson Jones, 1 April 1878
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Jones, Mary Smith McCrory
Date April 1, 1878
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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  • Willis, Texas
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  • letters (correspondence)
Language English
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Original Item Location ID 1970-003, Box 2, Folder 7 (1878 Correspondence)
Original Collection Mary (Mrs. Anson) Jones Letters
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Transcript Willis April 1st 1878 My Dear Son, I write you today to ask you whether you could let me have the loan of fifty dol -lars for a short time, to assist in paying for a Lot for Gaston to put his Mill on; for three reasons do I make the request. In hauling in our effects he hurt one of his horses Shoulders so that he has not been able to do a single days work with his team & has had to buy feed for them now near a month - but for this hurt he could have made considerable money by hauling as there is plenty of such work here to be done I had a talk with Gaston today in regard to how much he could make pr. month with his Mill - putting it at the lowest estimate he said from twenty to twenty five dollars pr. month selling both corn & meal he will have all Mr. Irvings custom[ers], and all from out in his former neighborhood beside I would not apply to you in his behalf under any other circumstances for obvious reasons But we are here and powerless to do anything until a lot can be purchased to have a place to set his Mill to work. The lot can be purchased at a cost of 75. dollars cash down no credit on purchasing one lot is given ---------------------------------------------------------- I will here mention that Gaston does not know of my intention of applying to you for any aid. But in case you can spare the amount I will see that it is returned to you, even if in ten, or twenty dollars pr. month until it is all paid. Doct Jordan told Gas last week that hw could let him have 25. dollars but only for a month Sallie opened her school last Monday(today week) with only three scholars beside her two & Elliot. She had the promise of more today - but no others have come in. We hear these kind of remarks being made “that if we ever expect to have a good school all should patronize one” - And not divide the business” Sallie looks a somewhat discour aged today And said it would not pay her to give so much time to teaching with so few schollars. She has not as yet been able to engage any music pupils. People are too poor to even send their children to any kind of school unless they can pay in some kind of traffic, or barter. I can but think it is fortunate that poverty is not a penal offense, if it was pretty much all Montgomery Co. would be in Limbo. But a good crop would improve things here wonderfully ------------------------------------------------------------- I had a letter as late as the 25 of March from Sam he had made quite a Tour about the City in Company with Doct. Uhler to show him all that was of most interest . He writes in good spirits “Says he is studying hard all the time he is not at work” that he has al- -ready made three sets of teeth, and that he has all he can do &c &c evidently he is getting his ideas expanded !!! Last though not least I was made very happy by hearing that my Judicial baby had entirely recovered his health Let me hear from you very soon Gaston expects to start our for his Mill in a day or two, as the ground is now becoming quite dry, or sufficiently so it is believed to enable him to get it brought in with ox teams With much love and many blessings from Your Mother Mary Jones My reason for writing with a pencil is I am so nervous all the time
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