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Letter to Cromwell Anson Jones, 28 May 1878
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Jones, Mary Smith McCrory;. Letter to Cromwell Anson Jones, 28 May 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.. May 28, 1878. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 20, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll9/item/445/show/441.

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Title Letter to Cromwell Anson Jones, 28 May 1878
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Jones, Mary Smith McCrory
Date May 28, 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 10 (1878 Correspondence)
Original Collection Mary (Mrs. Anson) Jones Letters
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Transcript Willis May 28th 1878 Dear Son Your favor of the 26th reached me yesterday was glad to hear from you by letter. I had intended writing you last week but felt unwell, conseque -ntly not in a humor to write. True enough we are on the move again, will begin this week toward the last of the week, so as not to stop Sallies school, and to give me time to recuperate &c &c. Gaston has purchased the Irving place, the one he wanted so bad in his first coming here. And you would be sur prised to see how the thing has come about. It appears that Sandall was at the bottom of the purchase to keep Gas, out & for the laudable purpose of driving him away perhaps, rn for some mo -tive. But after Gas. purchased lots, got his mill up and they saw he could not be driven off, Then it was they (he and Tomison joint partners in the business) it seems found out they had the lion by the tail and if they sold to any one else, a third mill & Gin would be bound to starve some one out. Consequently Sandall come to Gas, and offer ed to sell him the Irving place for $800 dol $250 to be paid the first of January & the balance one -------------------------------------------------------------------- year from that payment, he said to Gaston “two mills can make a good living here, but a third one wont do.” So after all his management he had to give Gas the Club to knock his own brains our with. Gaston has worked it old - not only on Sandall but Sams good friend Caldwell who has sent me a message to come back & I should have anything I wanted on Sams account, I believe I told you he had refused me anything more while you were up, for it was at that time I sent for an other monthly supply as before, about six dollars worth was all pr. Month I was getting there on Sams account The Irving house has four rooms, two front ones 16” feet square with shed rooms back some length, ten or twelve feet wide, with an 8 foot [ ] & gallery six or seven feet wide the whole length fronting South. No kitchen, ex cept one of the shed rooms, there is a smoke - house, and a splendid well of water, some fruit trees tho young but they have fruit on them this year. Dunn was the party who wanted to purchase the Irving place & he is broke up to smashes so say the knowing ones & is making trips to Austin with his Lawyer Boon trying to settle up his accounts with the Government ----------------------------------------------------------- Gaston is strongly talked of as the candidate for Sheriff as it seems people are beginning to come to the conclusion that the present incumbent has had it about long enough for the good of the County - so [ ] it be Last Saturday Gaston ground about seventy bushels of corn. Almost all the custom[ers] he lost by the failure when you were here has come back, and but for the scarcity of corn he would get more grinding And if he was able to buy corn & keep meal could find sale for it every day. Gaston says that he feels like things were working round favorable for him in all respects, that is if his purchasing a place &c &c don’t bring on a European war & cause cotton to be almost worthless by fall I have had no letters from Sam later than the one you mention tho he has sent me papers of a later date How I dread moving this hot weather. I shall want my bed - stead when we move, but will let you know when to send it up. could that large spring mattress be sold for anything like its value I will not have room for it & what other bed -ing I have here, but would like to keep it --------------------------------------------------------- for summer use if I could have room so as to take care of it during the winter, when I would prefer a feather bed to sleep on. I shall be glad to see you at any time you can come up & hope we will be somewhat better situated. Sallie and I regret having to leave our little garden, as it is just now producing beans Tomatoes cucumbers & and some other vegetables which we will have to buy. Today we had four kinds of vegetables from it I feel impatient to hear you have effected that land sale. No news here except two deaths in the last week. Mr. McClouds wife & a child two years old of Mr. Fulinuidors With best wishes and much love from your affectionate Mother Mary Jones. I see that I have not told you where the Irving place is after all it is the place opposite to where Gastons Mill now stands, by the way Gas is moving over his mill today. Every one says he has the best place for his business any- where to be found, the Tank is splendid, lots of fish in it
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