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Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, September 5, 1869
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Jones, Mary Smith (1819-1907). Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, September 5, 1869 - Page 1. September 5, 1869. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 28, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll9/item/84/show/80.

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Jones, Mary Smith (1819-1907). (September 5, 1869). Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, September 5, 1869 - Page 1. Mrs. Anson Jones Letters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll9/item/84/show/80

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Title Letter from Mary Jones to Cromwell Anson Jones, September 5, 1869
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  • Jones, Mary Smith (1819-1907)
Date September 5, 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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Transcript Sunday Sept 5th/69 My Dear Son I have not had an opportunity of sen- ding a line to you since you were here oh dear how sadly disappointed I was at bei =ng absent when you came down to weeks ago - I had enjoyed my visit to your sick Sister so much, but realy when I found that I had missed seeing you, nearly all my pleasure was spoiled. Tis true I could have come home Sunday evening but even then I would have reached here after you had left - And I well know your disappointment was as great as my own at finding me gone - I had so many things to tell you and matters I wished to talk over with you, which are of interest to us both - realy I could not get over the disappointment­ - The day Gaston returned he stayed all ni- ght at here and Mrs Harrison sent for me to come home, as Mrs Owen & Jennie Childress were here, they came to the Home Sunday & Monday reached our house, Tuesday Evening I came home - But Jennie had left for Galveston some three hours before I reached home, so I missed seeing her Too, Some one else did not see her This past week Sam went down to Galveston with Capt. Ferran and has not yet returned, I am looking for him every day - Yesterday week Mrs Owen returned & Miss Howland with her ---------------------------------------------------- Mrs Harrison will go down also in a short time, and still intends to get a house if possible and go to housekeeping I hope she may succeed, As that will be a relief to me for several reasons. She still says that she will always make room for me in case it suits me to live there with her, I cannot tell yet what I will do, or rather, what I will obliged to do, rather - Am still hoping some change will occur for my benefit, and relief I do not think I can have much reason to expect anything soon from Sam, As there are delays innumerable to keep him at work for I fear but little profit to him - Mr. Bell has of late looked rather gloomy and on two occasions spoke to me something in this way, “Nothing is in place, or in order” “There is nothing here to do any thing with.” I said made no reply to either of these remarks as I thought when he made up his mind to come out plainly it would then be time enough for me to speak. I think he feels lonely, although Mrs. Harrison and myself chat with him on the Galery of evenings, so as to keep him from feeling lonesome. Wm Birch told Bell he wanted to come back to me, that he would do any kind of work form chopping wood, making rails working on the farm, or do any- thing indeed, that came up to be done on the place, And that I might pay him in land, as her wanted a small tract to make a home of some time. Wm has never said one word to me upon the subject, and if he should I do not think it would suit ----------------------------------------------------------- long to take him again. If I had material to have my house made comfortable I would employ him to do the work -- But he needs just such a man as he is with now to keep him in proper place, and make him work, he told Bell that he had never ceased to regret leaving me, that he felt attached to me for my kindness to him &c &c There is some little prospect of my keeping Betsey & her child for some time to come & as I would be here alone with Mr. B I will keep her, I do not expect it will cost me much money to do so, I could not stay here without someone beside him on the place even should he stay the coming year as he pro- posed to do. Tomorrow he & Jimmie Cornette will commence getting hay. Col Smith mows the hay & gives half to any one who will haul one half for him, In in this way one can soon get as much as they will need for the winter. The rain prevented our saving much fodder. Since you were here Bell has had another sick spell, but is now up and well again. I heard today that Gaston had been sick, he came home feeling badly from Lynchburg - I keep well tho at times I feel over come with the heat, Never have I felt such hot weather, indeed if I had to cook I believe it would make a finish of me in a short time - I met Mrs James Willie in Galveston, You may remember her, she is a daughter of Mrs Johnsons of Washington, her mother is still living & in Franklin La with her daughters who are very comfortably situated. Mollie is living in Miss she married well so Mrs Willie informs me Monday morning I send this by Sam, as he goes up today And oh my dear Son I regret to be obliged to call on your scanty wa= ges again; we are in much need of some things, and not a dime in the house. I would not send for any- thing were it not that Mrs Harrison is still here - send me small quantities, as I wish to get along with as little as possible. How I do want to see you, and before long I hope to be able to go up and spend one day with you Remember me kindly To Mr & Mrs Sydnor & Miss Walker As ever dear Son your Loving Mother Mary Jones
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