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Letter to Cromwell Anson Jones, 5 April 1878
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Jones, Mary Smith McCrory;. Letter to Cromwell Anson Jones, 5 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 5, 1878. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 19, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll9/item/437/show/433.

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Title Letter to Cromwell Anson Jones, 5 April 1878
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Jones, Mary Smith McCrory
Date April 5, 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
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Willis, Texas
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  • letters (correspondence)
Language English
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Original Item Location ID 1970-003, Box 2, Folder 8 (1878 Correspondence)
Original Collection Mary (Mrs. Anson) Jones Letters
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Transcript Willis April 5th 1878 My Ever Dear Son Your favor of the 3rd Inst came to hand last evening too late however for me to reply. Also the enclosed Post Office money order for $50. dollars which I presu -me is paid be this time I gave Gaston an order to collect it. I will need the usual amount pr. Month, but did not in- tend asking for any after making this last haul upon your generosity - which came in the very nick of time as this morning one of the R Road agents with whome he had had some correspondence with regard to getting a lot sent for Gaston and an arrangement was made in a little time by by which Gas got two lots for a hundred and twenty five dollars, 50 dol. paid down 75 dol. in six months time, or longer if at that time he could not spare the amount. I like this latter arrangement much better than any offer they had made. Yesterday evening Gas got here with his engine & mill and will proceed to work at once put- ting up a shed making a tank as &c &c --------------------------------------------------------- he had the mill stones sharpened today and if no delay by bad weather will soon begin grinding in all of two weeks most likely he thinks in a week more his horses shoulder will be well so he can begin to haul. Gaston and Sallie were much surprised when I showed the Post Office money order and told them how it came &c &c I then explained to Gaston that I had asked the loan & that I had told you the payments could be made monthly as you he could spare it out of his proceeds form grinding. I think an effort will be made to return it as soon as he gets under way After Sam left here Gaston picked up at the Pearl Saloon the inclosed note which as you will see has been transferred to Sam but not collected evidently. Can you indorse it by Power of attorney and return it to Noble & Gregg ??! if not send it on to Sam & tell him to do so, & return it as the matter now stands Sam is liable for the amount is he not ?? Golding said Sam had thrown it away with other worthless papers. Be this as it may I wish you may be able to put the matter right if there is anything wrong in Sams not returning to the proper owners ---------------------------------------------------------- As I only made a commencement to write you after dinner when company came in and prevented my finishing it in time to put into the Po Office before 4 Oclock the hour for closing up I must tell you that Gaston has come to the conclusion within the last three days that his “bad luck is taking a favorable turn, and he hopes for better succ -ess hereafter. Several things have occurred to encourage and favorable to all he has been trying & wishing to do. You may be sure I feel gratified to see such evidences He knows my views about some of the bad luck he has had, and I think is trying to be more watch -ful and careful too. I never have seen Gaston look so depressed as of late, but today he seems so cheerful and looks so much more cheerful Sallie laughed heartily at your advising her to hold on and not be discouraged. I was glad you wrote her as you did; We are still doing our own work, I get dinner & put the house to rights after they all go to school and I have a nice quiet time which I enjoy Elliot goes to school too as big as any of them I agree with you that it is very gratifying to know that that Sam is for once in his life so advantageously situated, his letters teem ----------------------------------------------------------- with accounts of the many things of interest he has seen, as well as of the progress he is making. We all may yet have reason to be proud of poor Sam; I hope so. We are looking for Mrs Jordan this evening (Saturday) All day today Gas has been on his lot having it cleared off was up there before I was out of bed this mor -ning Well as I have nothing of any further interest to communicate will say God bless you Affectionately Your Mother Mary Jones Gaston has taken the Deed to the Lots in Sallies name
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