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With no companions save a Negro servant-girl, her own little girl, two years old, and an infant born in the fort, buoyed up by confidence in the success of her husband's expedition against the Spaniards at La Bahia, she resisted all entreaties to abandon the fort when the few men who had been left in charge despaired, and Married sex dating abilene tx the excess of her devotion became a stranger to fear or weakness of any kind.
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There were times when, not daring to go out by day, Kian, the servant-girl, would creep stealthily to the beach by night and grabble for oysters, often their only food. Great was their rejoicing during the severe winter of andwhich converted the surface of Galveston Bay into a sheet of ice, for the Free local sex in wynnewood oklahoma Kian discovered s of benumbed fish beneath the ice; with Mrs. Long's assistance a hole was cut, a good supply of fish obtained and packed in the brine of mackerel barrels.
The hope so tenderly nurtured for more than a year, thus rudely struck down at one blow, the utter dreariness of her situation, and the impossibility of remaining longer in it, became for the first time plainly manifest. The way was long about three hundred miles between Bolivar and San Antonio, and the only means of transportation was the back of a horse or mule.
Time ran into months, the dreariest of all, before another messenger with led mules came over the trackless prairie and conducted her and Women want sex Briscoe family to the Mexican head-quarters in Texas, to San Antonio de Bexar.
The Spartan qualities of this remarkable woman were further shown in her untiring efforts to discover and procure the punishment of her husband's assassins, even going to Monterey, Mexico, in a carriage sent for her by the governor of Coahuila, who professed friendship; but finding her mission fruitful of promises only, she returned to her family and friends in Mississippi, making the long journey on horseback in company with friends who had come in search of.
However, after a few years she again cast her fortunes in Texas, as one of Austin's colony, closing her long Whistler, British Columbia girls sex of widowhood at Richmond at the age of eighty, December 30, Tales of shipwreck and first arrivals.
Few women came to Texas before the establishment of the first colony, when s settling in a specified locality greatly lessened the dangers, and banished that feeling of utter loneliness unbearable by women except those possessed of the strongest natures. Among these few, the experience of one, the wife of Dr.
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Without neighbors, without help to prepare a coffin or dig a grave, Mrs. Hunter felt, as never before, the extreme isolation and desolateness of her situation. Wrapping the body in a counterpane, she, with her little children, prayed that a kind Providence might send aid in this dire hour of need.
Truly, an answer to her prayers seems to have been granted, for on the second day two men rode up Lyme NH horney women dismounted; the touching tale of the unburied man told by the anxious, almost unnerved woman appealed to one of the strongest instincts of humanity, and the hitherto light-hearted travelers assumed the unwanted roles of undertakers and grave-diggers.
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In January,there landed at Matagorda Peninsula sixty immigrants who had been out thirty days from New Orleans on the schooner Little Zoe. Gales had been violent and the vessel leaked, and, besides being in imminent danger from shipwreck, the passengers narrowly escaped death by starvation.
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Helm [Mary S. Sherwood, married Mr. Wightmana surveyor of Austin's colony, recorded her recollections of that trying time, which were afterwards published in a little book. She noted with what keen satisfaction the abundant supply of hominy, which they obtained on first landing, was received by the passengers, and also her impressions of the Carancahua Indians, who were to be seen every day in their canoes on the Lavaca River and in their huts on the shores.
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The first stationary dwellings were log houses, or those made of clapboards cut and split in lengths of about four feet, floored with hewn logs, called puncheons, and roofed with split shingles held in place by sapling poles fastened down with wooden pins, no metal whatever being used.
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Windows were few, unglazed, and closed by wooden shutters, and doors had neither bolts nor locks; the latch-string literally hung on the outside. As the first colonists, usually people of good circumstances, improved in their condition, their houses grew in proportion to their needs, and in time the double log house, consisting originally of two rooms with a passage between, was supplemented by shed-rooms at the back and gallery in.
Not infrequently there were only dirt floors, but with people of more pretension lumber for flooring, furniture, and other Chester-VT sex search was cut with whip-saws, a slow and laborious process, and its are to be classed among the luxuries of the times. Women want sex Briscoe preparing for whip-sawing lumber, a stout scaffold was erected or a pit dug about six feet high or deep, as the case might be, on which the saw logs were rolled either from the level or up an inclined log-way; chalk lines having been struck along the logs to indicate the desired thickness of the planks, a man on the scaffold held one handle of the long whip-saw, while the other was grasped by his co-laborer below, and by alternate pushing and pulling the logs were slowly converted into lumber.
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But other and less expensive devices were adopted in other neighborhoods for saving labor and quickening speed. A primitive grist- and saw-mill, erected in by William Harris and Stephen Richardson on Chocolate Bayou, was built on the principle of an inclined plane, where the weight of a of cattle driven forward on a slightly inclined wheel constituting a moving platform, and tethered to the beams above, turned the wheel, thus furnishing the power which ground the meal and sawed the lumber not only for the neighbors but Women want sex Briscoe communities at a distance.
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In time these primitive devices were gradually substituted by steel mills, until finally every neighborhood and almost every family owned one; facilities for transportation being limited, they continued to be used for many years, and even until after annexation. They resembled a mammoth coffee-mill with two handles, and were turned by hand.
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Every imported article was taxed at a very high rate, which compelled the use of home-made articles; wagons were constructed entirely of wood; the wheels consisted of traverse sections cut from the trunk of large trees, and in all cases as little iron was used as possible; sleds were also in common use.
Yet sometimes handsome articles of furniture and sets of fine china were to be seen, the latter ranged on shelves around the best room, and often the only one. Every house was open to travelers, and there was seldom a time when some sojourner from the outside world was not temporarily a member of the household; in summer the gallery or passage afforded good enough lodging for a traveler who carried his own bedding a couple of blankets tied behind Horny women who want to chat saddlebut in cold weather a room for their accommodation was called the "men's room," where, seated around a blazing log-fire, tales were told of marvelous adventure, of hair-breadth escapes from wild beasts and Indians, interspersed with the always interesting political news brought by the latest Women want sex Briscoe from the United States.
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The mistress presided over the coffee-cups at table and directed the movements of the small waiters, some of whom were always in training. Foreign travelers have, commented upon the absolute silence upon general topics of conversation which characterized the custodians of the coffee-cups, forgetting that the almost universal presence of strangers and the great preponderance of men at the table engendered habit Bbw dating in Sugar Land Texas modest reticence which in no way impaired their conversational powers when circumstances favored.
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The ordinary equipment of a man for a journey was a good pony, Mexican saddle, bridle and rope made of horse-hair, the latter tied to the saddle-bow, homespun wallet containing panola, or cold flour, which consisted of parched corn ground in a steel mill and flavored with sugar and spices, ground coffee, a tin cup, two bottle gourds filled with water, one or two blankets rolled and tied behind the saddle, a hunting knife, flint and steel, home-molded bullets, a shot-pouch and powder-horn suspended from the person, and a gun, usually a rifle, laid before.
Whatever meat he needed he expected to kill, and the panola mixed with water furnished a most nutritious and palatable substitute for bread. All these little details of equipment were matters of careful attention on the part of the housewife, and in cases of alarm on of threatened invasion or incursions of hostile Indians, while her hands were very full her heart was very heavy.
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As was natural with families of good social standing and education, and there were but few others, the need of schools was pre-eminent in their minds, and many a good scholar who came to Texas with no in intention of teaching was pressed into service by the importunities of his neighbors.
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