Display results as :

Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Texas Living History Association Conference
Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:12 pm by Annetteb

» Texian Market Days 2012
Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:43 pm by Annetteb

» Texian Market Days
Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:54 pm by Annetteb

» Plantation Liendo, Hempstead, Texas
Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:15 pm by Annetteb

» Rally Under the Flag
Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:12 pm by Annetteb

» Historic Washington AR.
Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:10 pm by Annetteb

» Hubbard reenactment
Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:48 pm by Annetteb

» 1856-1858 probate documents
Tue Jul 24, 2012 3:37 pm by Annetteb

» Chautauqua Assembly
Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:21 pm by Annetteb


You are not connected. Please login or register

Christmas 1862

Go down  Message [Page 1 of 1]

1 Christmas 1862 on Mon May 31, 2010 1:20 pm

Posted on Texas Civilian Yahoo list May 2009

From the Maverick letters:

p.45 Mary Maverick from San Antonio to son Lewis, December 25, 1862 Yours of 19th came this morning. A Christmas gift most welcome. Willie, mary, & Albert were up very early enquiring of sundry stockings what Santa Claus had done for them. I found it 'not much"--But Mary will write to you about it, I presume, & of her school examination yesterday. Tom Maclin helped us, Mrs. Maclin, Mrs. Sweet, Annie & I, to dress the church [St.
Mark's Episcopal] ...3 young gentlemen of Magruder's staff also helped us about the church--Blow, Thompson & Todd--& it is very tastefully dressed....The day is obscure & misty but appears cheerful, children popping off powder, & darkies in glee.

p.47 Christmas 1862, Mary Brown Maverick from San Antonio to brother Lewis I hope you and George enjoyed a happy christmas with those young ladies. We enjoyed a very happy one. Willie got a lump of white sugar, nogada [a Mexican sweet], parched corn, dried apples, and cake of two kinds, and a pair of boots. Albert the same, & a military cap. I got 10 dollars, a new dress and pair of stockings; and I gave mama a needlecase. I tried to get a
pair of gauntlets for yours, but I don't think there are any in town.

p.49 Late December 1862, part of a letter from George Maverick from Texas military encampment to brother Willie Lewis & I and Tom Blair of Goliad, brother of Dave's, spent Christmas at Dr.
Pearson's on Caney. They are old acquaintances of our family. I was born in their house at Matagorda. They run away from Matagorda when Saluria fell and are now living on their plantation. We had a splendid time, plenty of egg-nogg and cake and good things in abundance. Miss Maggie made me a neck-tie for a Christmas gift.

View user profile

Back to top  Message [Page 1 of 1]

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum