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Tuesday, Dec. 15, 1835

Fine, clear day, health good.  Nothing remarkable today.

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 1835

Fine weather, but too warm, writing all day with the window open.  Had my hair cut, and caught a bad cold in my head.

Thursday, December 17, 1835

Fine weather, but too warm.  Howard Thornton, Col. Causin and others returned.  Southron dissatisfied with his purchase.  Still in Vicksburg.  I. A. Parker[ 4]  proposed to me some days ago to accompany him to Texas, and says when he shall have made choice of the port at which he will settle as Consul, that I shall have choice of the other ports of Texas, as Vice Consul, if I shall, on examination, think the office worth accepting.  The offer appears to proceed from a friendly and confidential feeling, which demands my thanks, and I will consider seriously of it.  Inclined to go; think I erred in stopping here so long.

[Memo last page of Volume III]

Yocknopotopha -- ploughed ground.
Nashoba -- the wolf.
Tallahoma -- black warrior.
Tallalloosa -- black rock.
Chockchuma (pronounced Shockshahooma) -- red crawfish.
Galobasha (pronounced Loboosha) -- Tadpole with its Tale cut off
Tala (or Chala) -- Fox Lake.
Lowish -- wasp.
Tuskahoomah -- red warrior.
Pearl River was called Boguehatcha -- Wet, or Swampy Creek.
Natta -- bear.
Nitta -- deer.
Tuscaloosa -- red rock.

[Memo on inside back cover]

Left with H. Carter to get washed Nov. 16, 1835:
Two pocket handkerchiefs, one cotton shirt, two linen shirts, one pair socks, three collars.

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The Diary of William Fairfax Gray, from Virginia to Texas, 1835-1837
Copyright 1997 William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas