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they talk of impeaching him for some unbecoming conduct.  Was called upon by a Mr. John Thompson Gray, formerly of Culpepper, now of Louisville, and has become rich.  He talks of visiting Texas.  Introduced also to a Mr. Beale.  Took tea with Burnley and wife.

Monday, June 13, 1836

At Louisville.  Saw Judge Brown.  Concluded to dine with him, but he went to Albany, and did not return in time.  Hill today spoke of Texas land, and gave me reason to believe that in the fall he would give me a commission to buy some.  Called with Judge Brown to see Bishop Smith, to whom I had a letter of introduction.  Saw Mr. Wm. English, of Pittsburg, who married my niece.  He has been to St. Louis, and rented a house there; intends removing to St. Louis in the fall.

Tuesday, June 14, 1836

At Louisville.  Saw Mr. ----- Addison, to whom I had a letter of introduction from Mr. Hanson.  Saw also John B. Shepherd and Mr. Hume.  Left Louisville at 10 o'clock in the steamboat Ben Franklin, for Cincinnati.  Passengers, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd and daughter.  A fine boat, and a genteel set of passengers.  Conversed with a Mr. Thomas of Cincinnati, who I believe was formerly of Baltimore; lame in his right leg.  An intelligent young man, quite literary, and I suspect a lawyer or an editor, or both.

Monday, June 15, 1836

At Cincinnati before day.  Went to Broadway Hotel.  Sorry house.  Called with Colonel Floyd to see Carneal, where I was introduced to General Harrison.  Saw also Irwin, Whiteman, and Rev'd J. T. Brooke; met the latter in the street, and afterwards called and sat with him half an hour.  Left Cincinnati at 6 o'clock, in steamboat Detroit.  Passengers, Mr. Anderson and wife, to whom I was introduced by Carneal, Rundell and wife, Martin of Philadelphia, Foote and wife, Bell, formerly of Stafford, now of Natchez, John Carpenter, wife and sister-in-law, of Mississippi.

Thursday, June 16, 1836

Found ourselves this morning below Maysville.  Went ashore at Maysville; saw in the warehouse of January and Huston the lever press of January and Payne.  Passed today the towns of Alexandria and Manchester, in Ohio; Vanceburg, in Kentucky, and Portsmouth, Ohio.  Greenupsburg, just at night.  Met steamboat Savannah.

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The Diary of William Fairfax Gray, from Virginia to Texas, 1835-1837
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