Historic1838 Stampless Letter Texas Battle San Jacinto Veteran Slavery Content


Historic1838 Stampless Letter Texas Battle San Jacinto Veteran Slavery Content

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Historic1838 Stampless Letter Texas Battle San Jacinto Veteran Slavery Content

1838 historical stampless letter / cover from New Orleans to UK. Written by George Fennell to his brother. The content is incredible! George discusses his struggle to claim the land granted to him for taking part in the battle of San Jacinto in Texas. Also he expresses some of the most fascinating views on slavery. He argues that the poor wretches do not have it too bad in New Orleans and are treated well, they would die by the hundreds if they were freed tomorrow! He states that there are men of color that are wealthy and own plantations who also own slaves! He also talks about the growth of the city and the wonderful architecture. This is a special one, dont miss it!

FENNEL. According to Lewis and Kemp inHeroes of San Jacinto,George Fennell"arrived at Velasco December 20, 1835 as a member of Captain W. A. O. Wadsworth's Company of "Columbus Volunteers" of the Georgia Battalion. On page 6 of the army muster rolls at the General Land Office Mr. Fennell (Misspelled "Tennell") is shown as having deserted from Captain Wadsworth's Company. He enlisted in Captain William S. Fisher's Company of "Velasco Blues" and served in Capt. William S. Fisher's Company I, 1st Regiment at San Jacinto. In the 1932 edition of"Heroes,"its is said that he moved to BrazoriaCo after the battle until Aug 1840. By 4 Nov 1854 he and wife Sarah Ross Fennel were in DeWittCo where they sold land in BrazoriaCo to Thomas K. Davis. However, in a later biography, author Kemp says that "Mr. Fennell probably left Texas shortly after receiving his discharge from the army since he did not apply for a headright or for the donation land due him for having participated in the battle of San Jacinto. Bounty Certificate No. 3963 for 320 acres of land was issued in his name for his services from March 16 to June 16, 1836 but it had previously been assigned to B. Clark." According to historianRonald Howard Livingston, Thomas Kinchloe Davis lived in Brazoria County as did his brother-in-law, early Brazoria County settler George Tennille. It is possible that George Tennille was mistaken due to the similar spelling as San Jacinto veteran George Fennel or vice-versa. George Tennille moved from Brazoria County to DeWitt County and his son also named George was killed in the Sutton-Taylor feud.


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