I was a refugee in 1836, fleeing from home before the army of Santa Anna…

Of the pioneers who enlisted under the flag of the Lone Star to battle for freedom, I am one of the few now living to testify to former conditions. After seventy years sojourn in my adopted state, I became again a refugee, fleeing from a merciless foe—ill health…

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I was a refugee in 1836, fleeing from home…

From the November 7, 1903 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel