The Republic of Texas was still in its first exultation over independence when John Salmon qRipq Ford arrived from South Carolina in June of 1836. Ford stayed to participate in virtually every major event in Texas history during the next sixty years. Doctor, lawyer, surveyor, newspaper reporter, elected representative, and above all, soldier and Indian fighter, Ford sat down in his old age to record the events of the turbulent years through which he had lived. Stephen Oates has edited Ford's memoirs to produce a clear and vigorous personal history of Texas.John Salmon Ford Stephen B. Oates. snaking.a They were successful. Our friend, Don Francisco de la Garza Falcon, alias aMonkey, a took it upon himself to add a black snake to the pile raised by the Tonks. It made ... Some of us spoke of the Dead Sea and Sodom and Gomorrah. ... Lieutenant Tankersly was officer of the guard and was in charge of the two wagons, the ambulance, and the 15 pack mules.
|Title||:||Rip Ford’s Texas|
|Author||:||John Salmon Ford|
|Publisher||:||University of Texas Press - 2010-06-28|