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Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, July 11, 1869
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Jones, Mary Smith (1819-1907). Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, July 11, 1869 - Page 1. July 11, 1869. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 1, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll9/item/58/show/54.

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Jones, Mary Smith (1819-1907). (July 11, 1869). Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, July 11, 1869 - Page 1. Mrs. Anson Jones Letters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll9/item/58/show/54

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Title Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, July 11, 1869
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  • Jones, Mary Smith (1819-1907)
Date July 11, 1869
Description Letter from Mary Jones, wife of the last president of the Republic of Texas.
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  • Jones, C. Anson (Cromwell Anson), 1850-
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  • Jones, Mary Smith (1819-1907)
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  • letters (correspondence)
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Original Item Location ID 1970-003, Box 1, Folder 5 (1869 Correspondence)
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Transcript Sunday Evening Head Quarters July 11th/69 My Darling Son I was made Happy in part by hearing from you this morning, my regret is that you did not see Bill as he passed up last Monday evening as I wrote you by him; I do not know why he did not see you if the Boat landed, doubtless the letter will yet come to ha­nd by mail, as I put a stamp on it, I would have written by Sun, but did not know that he would be here again after Monday morning last, but he was here came at dark and left at daylight, so I had no opportunity of writing as I cannot well do so at night. If you donot hear from me by letter; you must not come to the conclusion I forgot you, as you ever in my mind, Today I had gumbo for dinner and wished you were here to enjoy it with us. Jack came up & Mrs. McCue and her two boys went to Pages to spend the day. Mrs. Harris had been here in the neighborhood for the past ten days, She is very much out of health and has come over here for change, She is spending her time at Mrs. Roberts, & Pages, she has an other Baby two months old, Harris is ingaged at present tak- ing Ambratypes. Wonder if he will do any better than he did with the ed= ucated Bear. I have had an invitation ----------------------------------------------------- by him to have myself typed, I have seen one of it his taking (Eddy McCue) it is a good likeness, tho rather dark - I take great delight in trining the grape vines over the Arbor, some of them have gone entirely across the top of it, and all exce- -pt two, are to the top. I keep all the young suckers of, so as to make the main vine grow large, and in length. They are all I have to pet now, hope I may not do as Mothers usually do with their pet chil- dren, spoil them - Our Garden has but little in it, except Grass, & weeds. My Beans have been almost a failure we have had but very few messes, and now sinse the rain they are growing to vines, but no beans, on them - The Corn however is splendid, I never saw finer than is on the old lane ground, indeed it will all make pretty good corn, the fine rains we have had will make it, we are now having plenty of Figs, and the Peaches are beginning to turn, but we will not have any ripe for some little time, say ten days. Next Wednesday Mrs. Harrison will leave for Galveston to be gone ten days, or two weeks, she intends renting a house to live in pro= vided she cannot purchase one, her health has greatly improved of late tho I feel sure she is far from being well even yet, And I should not be suprised if the present trip does not lay her up again she sends much love to you and says she will write you soon. She often -------------------------------------------------- speaks of you and how much she mis- =ses you, particularly of evenings, It is still in her plan to have me spend much of my time with her if she ever gets to house keeping - I think she will find everything so different, and so much to fret, and worry, her that the novelty will soon wear off, and she will have to give it up, She is very exacting of ser- vants and you know that will not suit free negroes. Gaston will hand this to you; he is now working on his house & has a very nice looking crop of corn, and cotton; Mrs. Franks, with Miss Stewart came down today two weeks, I have called on them, but as of yet no return has been made, Miss Stewart returns Monday next (tomorrow) The young folks are vi[s] iting about considerably, Sam is spending this evening at Mr. Gailiarces, I really do not know what to write about as every- thing is at a standstill so far as I know Oh Mollie Hopkins has a fine son two weeks old tomorrow; And I heard today that Col. Ashbel Smith was very ill Mr. Tabb set up with him last night therefore I conclude he must be quite sick; I am glad you have got your shirts made. I wrote you by Mr. Bell that we could make them here, Miss Howland offered to assist me, but I am glad you got Mrs. Hagman to make them as I have but little time to sew, Bells being gone gives me still more care ----------------------------------------------- Well dear Son I am trying to mossy along hoping, of course for better times if I never am to realize this long cheris- hed hope, very well, I do know it cannot last this way many more years and unless a change for the better in my circumstances does not come soon I am still of the same way of thinking that the sooner time with me termi- nates the better, as my life has been one of continued toil, with hopes defer- ed, until at times I feel like I could not endure any longer. But enough of this I am very thankful You are will and in a good place May Heaven bless you my dear Son is the Constant wish of your loving Mother Mary Jones, Give kind regards to all friends who may enquire after me
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