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Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States. 1 1 Browse Search
Historic leaves, volume 7, April, 1908 - January, 1909 1 1 Browse Search
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ntrolled the resources of the country for the support of his army, and saved all further expense to his own Government after his outfit. A force so small as his present one, and so isolated in the midst of any other people than Mexicans, would never receive from home another biscuit, nor the succor of another detachment. It would be inextricably compromised. But we cannot reason with regard to Mexicans as with regard to any other people. General Johnston wrote as follows on the 22d of March, 1848, to Mr. Hancock: We like our residence here, although entirely secluded from the world and from all society whatever. If we lose the pleasures and sweets of society, we are free from all the drawbacks, which themselves form a numerous catalogue. Happy contentment reigns under our humble roof. We both industriously endeavor to do our part in our own sphere, and the result of our efforts is never the subject of complaint. We have been married nearly five years and the first unk
hand, Pointing to the glories o'er us In that happy spirit land. ‘Not dead, but sleepeth.’ Jonathan C. Clark, died May 26, 1841, aged 36 years. Not lost, but gone before. Irene Adalaid, daughter of Leonard and Irene G. Arnold, died June 21, 1855, aged 4 yrs. and 7 mos. Of such is the Kingdom of Heaven. John Leland, Jr., died of Small Pox Jan. 8, 1840, aged 46 years. Go home, dear friends, Dry up your tears, I must lie here Till Christ appears. Francis Green, died Mar. 22, 1848, Ae 41. See noble manhood laid in dust, The loved one sleeps among the dead; In Christ 'mid death he put his trust, To him we trust his soul has fled. Joseph Swett, died Sept. 4, 1849, aged 40 years. My husband's grave, that hallowed spot, By me it ne'er shall be forgot; The tombstone that doth mark the place, And shall it be by time defaced. Sacred to the memory of Moses Young, Jr., who died Dec. 14, 1844, aged 35 years. In the silent grave we leave him, Till the Resurrectio