simple dresses of their mistresses.
Many were driving about in their master's carriages, or riding on horses which are often lent to them on Sunday afternoons; all seemed intensely happy and satisfied with themselves.
-- told me that old Sam Houston lived for several years amongst the Cherokee Indians, who used to call him the Raven or the Big drunk.
He married an Indian squaw when he was with them.
Colonel Ives, aid-de-camp to the President, has just arrived from Richmond, and he setraordinary familiarity and kindness.
John told me that the General would let him buy his freedom whenever he chose.
He is a barber by trade, and was earning much money when he insisted on rejoining his master and going to the wars.
I left Houston by train for Navasoto at 10 A. M. A Captain Andrews accompanied me thus far: he was going with a troop of cavalry to impress one-fourth of the negroes on the plantations for the Government works at Galveston, the planters having been backward in