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Letters from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, undated 10 items
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Jones, Mary Smith (1819-1907). Letters from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, undated 10 items - Page 5. 1858 - 1900. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 20, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll9/item/669/show/648.

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Jones, Mary Smith (1819-1907). (1858 - 1900). Letters from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, undated 10 items - Page 5. Mrs. Anson Jones Letters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll9/item/669/show/648

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Title Letters from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, undated 10 items
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  • Jones, Mary Smith (1819-1907)
Date 1858 - 1900
Description 10 undated letters from Mary Jones, wife of the last president of the Republic of Texas.
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Transcript First letter not transcribed. [1] Willis July 30th [no year] My Dear Son I have intended to drop you a line every day since my return home, but each day would bring some trifle to be attended to. And so the day would pass and the pleasant duty be unaccomplished - I wished to tell you that I found every- -thing safe upon my return The place looked like I had only been absent a day - even my little stock of green peaches and chickens were all here By the way my Peaches are be- -ginning to ripen - Yesterday & today we had quite a nice rain which will improve them greatly and cause them to ripen fast I intend to make some pickles -------------------------------------------- of them and will dry some and if it does not continue to rain I can peel and dry some to make preserves of when the weather is cooler Do not know yet whether I will be able to can any, will do so if I can get the cans here on reason -able terms. I cook them every Day - Tell Mrs Ashe that I am glad I went down to see you all. I look back upon the time well, and pleasantly spent; I enjoyed the change very much, beside seeing many things of interest to me at the Pomological &c &c Augst 1st I have been hindered by company and a sick neigh- bor from finishing my letter until today - We had another rain today, which with the ---------------------------------------- two we have already had, will do much good to crops, besides lay- -ing the dust which was intoler -able - I have nice ripe Peaches every day - Willie has been with me for the last two days her health is very poore [sic], she looks badly, and complains all the time - I keep perfectly well How do you get on with the sketch of your father you were writing of your I forgot to tell you that I had subscribed for a copy of Thralls History of Texas. In case you have subscribed for it I will decline taking it as one copy will answer for us both. The agent will deliver them this fall sometime - I told him I would take a copy provided you had not already subscribed for one ----------------------------------------------- I get the Papers regularly and eager ly look for Yellow fever items I earnestly hope it may not get into Texas - With much love from Your Mother Mary Jones [2] Willis August 21st [no year] My Dear Son I have inten -ded for several days past to write to you, or Sam - heard yesterday that he intended going out in the direction of Trinity to what point my informant [sic] did not know, & that he would be in Willis some time this present Week - Tell him Mrs. Angle has quite a job of work for him and is needing it done at the earliest time possible so she informed me yester -day - Mrs. Huling also & some others have enquired when he would be here so if he can come up he may make it a profitable trip ---------------------------------- I cannot lay my hands upon your last letter, nor can I call to mind whether anything in it required any special notice except that you asked whether the files of old papers &c had been gnawed by mice or Roaches By mice while we lived at Head Quarters I am very well but so nervous I can scarcely write at all Sallies health is very poore [sic] - Gas has been down to the Bay brought up two horses - Saw all pretty of our old neigh -bors - I will write you some other time - Oh With regard to planting a fall garden here - is it worth while to do so? ---------------------------------------- I will have an abundant crop of white lady Peas I judge from the prospect they will be fit to gather late in Oct perhaps by the middle of October With much love as ever Your Mother Mary Jones ----------------------------------------- I was told by Sallie that Mr. Mercer said that all the corn I would have could he believed be sold out there at a dollar pr. bushel I will make further enqui- ries about it [3] August 23rd [no year] Dear Son Yours of 22nd received last Evening - And I write today [to] ask you to bring me up an other bottle of Indian Physic; I find it a good med -icine for me, and am out. Gaston did not bring the things Sallie wrote for. Please bring them and in addition bring three papers of early marrowfat Peas and if you can conveniently bring a pack of Irish potatoes for for Mrs. Jordan Could you look me up a pair of Slippers rather thicker ones than those I bought there last spring wide in the bottom no 4 or 4 & a half -------------------------------------------- both Sallie & myself are a little complaining tho neither of us are sick Will be glad to see you - Mr. Stockings p o is Cold Springs I learn Affectionately your Mother Mary Jones. The $10. dollars come safely [4] Monday Morning Dear Son Elliot is quite unwell with boils on his face. And also with his bowels, he does not digest anything he eats, his dis- charges are white & thin. I have mentioned this to so you can get a prescription for him from Doct. Hudspeth Tell him I would like something to purify his blood. Ask him if the medicine he prescribed for Saml. would not do answer a good purpose. I have the same bottle with the prescription 3105 Feb 29. Come round this evening Affectionately M Jones -------------------------------------- Elliot has had no fever as yet but is fretful, bring me a few envelopes & ink I have pens & some paper. All are well at home Sam has sold his Boat [5] Willis August 23rd [no year] My Dear Son Yesterday I received your favor of the 20th Inst. Friday I received notice of a Registered letter being in the office for me - I went down and got it, and hasten to let you know the money it con- tained $25.00 dollars come safe -ly for which you have my kindest thanks. Not that I was in immediate need of it, as I still had a few dol. I had just written you a short note which I suppose reached you Friday - I would have written about that time to Sam but from what he told Mr. Angle of an intention to go our into the Country last week and then ----------------------------------------- come here, this week some time to do some work for Mrs Angle As he has not come yet I shall look for him tomorrow. There are others who want work done I have been trying to keep up with the Quarantine muddle what a blessing, in absence of a political campaign to have something to keep up an excitement over, but no matter if their correspondence should become as voluminous as any Gen. Hunts did in settling the boundary line question long years ago - I would even be willing to read it all, and not as the Texas Congress said of Hunts correspondence feel that it was as “unrea -------------------------------------- sonable punishment inflic -ted upon me” Provided their quar[an]tine keeps out of out state that terrible scourge Yellow fever I am trying some new ink today don’t like it much as it flows too freely for my nervious [sic] hands I spent the day yesterday with Sallie she is confined half her time or more to her bed With much love from Your Mother Mary Jones How I have enjoyed the cool change for some time past I never saw it so cool in August before [6] Willis Friday May 7th [no date] Dear Son Yours of the 14th last just received and regret to say that my dear little Elliot has been quite sick since Monday night last was better yesterday & last night bur fever came on again today at about 9 Oclock, has fever at this time. Doct Wooldri- dge is treating the case I do not think him dan gerously ill, yet he is quite sick. Cold and a severe cough the cause I will not be able to leave him and of course will not be down unless he should improve -------------------------------- very rapidly. I might possibly come down the middly of next week will however let you know Affectionately Your Mother Mary Jones All the balance of the family are well ---------------------------------- [Written on the verso of the 2nd leaf] I suppose I have sold our stock to Mr West of Baytown He wrote me that he would take them at $7. dol. pr head [7] [no place, no date] [in another’s hand]: Dear Crom Please send me from Milly & Porter’s a Barrel Flour and a Gal whis he sent me some that was very good @ 2.50 pr gal. get the same [continuing in Mary Jones’s hand]: as Gaston commenced writing - for Flour & Lard I wish it bought on my account I believe I had an understanding with you to that effect when I was down but my accounts show no balance in your hands not placed at inter -est - be that as it may send the articles if you have the chink to spare - I remember of telling you that after awhile I would want you to send me a barrel of Flour & Keg of lard & intended it to come out of Sams money - out of the $175 but woman like [me?] cannot call to mind now whether there was any money left with you for that purpose I have not time to refer to my account - as rendered I am very well Gas wants to know if Sam Ashe is coming up? Affectionately Mary Jones ---------------------------------------------- [written on the verso] I am making my calculations to get out of this woods some time in May say the middle To go out West [8] Wednesday Augst 2nd [no year] Dear Son Your welcome letter of the 30th Ult, reached me yesterday was so glad to hear from all our dear ones at home. And only write a few lines to say we will leave tomorow [sic] morning for home - I am feeling very much better today - My stomach is now free from soreness from which cause I have suffered considerably since I came over here - I am trying to persuade Sallie to stay an other week I think a week more without this troublesome baby to look after would do her more good than the past two weeks - don’t know yet whether she will agree to stay as she feels so worried about Willies not having a servant, and young Company - I will have her here if I can tell Kate to get some corn meal and make me a good sized kettle of mush for my supper & to get me a quart of ----------------------------------------------------- sweet milk - please give her fifty cts to pay for the meal unless she can get it at Mr Gordans - I find that I have to be very careful about what I Eat - Tell our old Hackman to look out for us ( I can[‘t] remember his name) sometimes the Train is delayed, as was the case last summer when I returned and could not get a hack until I sent over for one - Glad Sam returned safely My love to yourself & all as if named Affectionately Your Mother Mary Jones [9] [no place, no date] Dear Son I hope what I have stated will answer the purpose. I have to write by candle light and it is rather diffi cult for do me to see. The articles you sent me came all safe and I enjoyed the change very much the fruit par- ticularly - I am now feeling very well but am admonished to be careful all the time as I feel that least expos -ure to cold - I am so thankful you have effected a sale and agree most heartedly with you in trying to live on the interest however little it may be to begin with after the sales I may select a pleasant spell of weather & go down to see you. From what Saml tells me of his business he is making some money. He left the Burg owing Mr. Overland a hundred dollars for board which he seems anxious to pay I in haste Your Mother Mary Jones
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