--The subjoined paragraph occurs in a letter written to the Galveston (Texas) Christian Advocate by H. W. Smith
, of Waxahachie
"I see in your paper of September 27 an extract from a letter from me in relation to a Rev. Mr. Bewley
, of Fort Worth
At the time I wrote I gave you what were the facts at my late visit to Fort Worth
But I wrote after my return to Alta Springs, more than one hundred miles from Fort Worth
I now find that on this visit to this country, that since I was here before, the said Mr. Bewley
was followed to the vicinity of Springfield, Mo.
, taken and brought back to Fort Worth
, and on the 13th of September, 1860, was hung on the same limb of the same tree on which Mr. Crawford
had been hung before.
The letter found near Fort Worth
, and published in your paper some time ago, was certainly addressed to Rev. Mr. Bewley
It is further stated here that the son-in-law of Mr. Bewley
, Rev. Mr. Willett
, has been taken in Missouri
, and is now on his way back to Fort Worth
, where he will hang on the same limb.
This part of information is by letter from the eastward to a gentleman in Fort Worth
The information in relation to Mr. Bewley
I regret that the thing has got into confusion.
At the time I was here prior to this I wrote the facts.
But he has been brought back since and was hung, I suppose, about the date of my letter to you, or, perhaps, a few days prior to that time.
You, however, have the precise date in this of his execution, and I think there is little doubt that Rev. Mr. Willett
is on his way back — a few days will determine that; if he is, he will certainly hang on the same tree."