great speculations may be made in Texas with capital that one can lay out of for a time. They appear to be newly married. The lady, a Virginian by birth, lived lately in Tennessee. She is a Jackson man -- he, anti.
Arrived at Warm Springs about 4 o'clock; found Hudgins and Farish and Miss Hardin waiting. They could not get a seat the day before, and we are now too full, having 10 passengers -- 9 inside, 1 outside; took up Farish, outside, which makes 11. Saw Geo. B. Richards -- no time to see his family or to view the place. About sunset, passed the Hot Springs, a very pretty place -- more so than the Warm Springs -- owned and kept by a Dr. Good. The Warm Springs owned by Dr. Brokenbrough, of Richmond, and kept by ----- Fry.
Friday, Octo. 9, 1835
Left Shumate's at 2 o'clock a.m. Weather intensely cold. Snow has fallen on the mountains, as the travellers from the West informed us, 3 inches deep. Changed horses at Pat. Callahan's, at the east foot of the Alleghany, before day. Our sober way-passenger here got out, and poor Farish, who had been on the outside, got in, almost frozen. Crossed the Backbone about sunrise. I suffered very much with cold, having on thin stockings and shoes, thin vest and hat -- my cap snugly packed in trunk.
Breakfast, 50 cts., good -- at the White Sulphur Springs. Here I got thawed -- put on thick stockings and boots and cap. Dropt Mr. Roome, from New York. No time to view the place, which appears to be extensive and of great capabilities.
Arrived at Lewisburg, in Greenbrier, about -----, and paid stage fare to Guyandotte, $10. Went to printing office; got a paper (the Lewisburg Alleghanian, edited and published by Edw. B. Bailey). Contains a long advertisement of H. W. Middleton, as commissioner for public sale of H. Banks' lands, under a decree Greenbrier Court, in favor of Wm. Duval. Sales to be in Mason, Jackson, Nicholas and Harrison. This, I fear, will interfere with the Doyle claim. Memo. to write to P. Harrison and send him the paper.
Dinner rude and poor, 50 cts., at Mount Pleasant, a little tavern on road side, in Greenbrier, kept by Josh. Remley.
Supper and lodging, 75 cts., at John Deem's on the side of the Big Sewell -- a wretched, rude, uncomfortable place. Found here, Law. Ashton, of Fauquier, who has been lying sick ever since the 14th September. Arrived here in a barouche with his brother Richard and his bride; they had gone to Greenupsburg, in Kentucky, and left him. Dr. (or Gen'l) Dan'l Smith, has attended and nursed him, and, he says saved his life. Has been out of his senses for 3 weeks; now very low; has to be lifted out of his bed. Dr. says wants nothing but nursing and society. Furnished him with a box of seidlitz powders (suffered for