Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Saturday, November 10th, 1860

To day I went to Crockett and had the old place offered for sale. I also went to Wortham's Mill. weather clear & warm for the season.

8 comments:

benotforgot said...

150 years ago today . . . in the news . . . INDIANOLA [TX] COURIER, November 10, 1860, p. 2, c. 1. The City of San Antonio, according to the late census, contains 7,685 white inhabitants and 314 slaves. Total 7,999.

benotforgot said...

150 years ago today . . . in the news . . . INDIANOLA [TX] COURIER, November 10, 1860, p. 2, c. 1. A few days before the election a liberty pole was raised in Gonzales and the Lone Star flag was run up to its head. Lincoln was burnt in effigy.

benotforgot said...

150 years ago today . . . in the news . . . INDIANOLA [TX] COURIER, November 10, 1860, p. 2, c. 1. An installment of about fifty of the German emigrants, lately arrived at New Orleans for Texas, came over on the Matagorda last Monday. They left the same day for their future homes on the Coletto.

benotforgot said...

150 years ago today . . . in the news . . . INDIANOLA [TX] COURIER, November 10, 1860, p. 2, c. 1. Large droves of cattle continue to pass through our streets almost daily. It has been estimated that between twenty and thirty thousand head have crossed the ford at this place within the last six weeks. The larger portion of them are from the counties North of us, and are going West in search of winter range. Some five or six thousand head have been taken out of this county.— Gonzales Inquirer.

benotforgot said...

150 years ago today . . . in the news . . . INDIANOLA [TX] COURIER, November 10, 1860, p. 4, c. 1. A Western Camille. — The Cleveland Plain Dealer tells the story of a woman, "still young and in whose face traces of former beauty were discoverable," who was sent to jail in that city as a common vagrant. . . .

benotforgot said...

150 years ago today . . . in the news . . . INDIANOLA [TX] COURIER, November 10, 1860, p. 2, c. 1. A man by the name of Richard Putney (not our talented friend Richard J. Putney, Attorney, Columbus,) was brought before the Grand Jury here and indicted for uttering Abolition sentiments on the streets of Columbus. He is now in jail, and we suppose will stand his trial at the present District Court. . . .

benotforgot said...

150 years ago today . . . in the news . . . INDIANOLA [TX] COURIER, November 10, 1860, p. 1, c. 5. The Lone Star Flag. We were asked by a friend, yesterday, what were the colors of the Lone Star flag. Not being able to answer at the moment, we have though, perhaps, a correct answer would be interesting to a great majority of our people, who never saw it. . . .

benotforgot said...

150 years ago today . . . in the news . . . Richmond Daily Dispatch, Saturday, November 10, 1860. Telegraphic News. [Reported for the Richmond Dispatch.] From Georgia. the feeling in the State -- exciting Scenes -- the cockade, & c. Augusta, Ga.,Nov. 9. . . . A meeting is called here to-morrow night, which will be managed by our most conserver citizens, and decided measures looking to the secession of Georgia will be adopted.