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A Guide to the J. M. Henson Letters, 1855-1856
Two letters comprise this small collection. The first letter reports news on the state of Texas; Henson describes his successful cultivation of new land in Atascosa and reports on Indian activity in the area. In the second letter, Henson recounts the Indian attack by Edward Dixon Westfall, and mentions William "Bigfoot" Wallace's role in discovering the wounded Westfall. The letter also contains information about the Know-Nothing Party, which was especially popular in Texas during the mid-1850s.
This collection is open for research use.
J. M. Henson Letters, 1855-1856, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by Stefanie Lapka, January 2014.