Texian Macabre: A Melancholy Tale of a Hanging in Early Houston

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Mandred Wood may have caught a glint off the Bowie knife that sank into his belly--but probably not. On the afternoon of November 11, 1837, he had exchanged "harsh epithets" with David James Jones, a hero of the Texas Revolution. When words failed, Jones closed the argument with his blade. Such affrays were common in Houston, the fledgling capital of the Republic of Texas. This one, however, was singular. Wood was a gentleman and Jones a member of a disruptive gang of vagrants that the upper crust denounced as the "rowdy ...

Texian Macabre: A Melancholy Tale of a Hanging in Early Houston 2007, State House Press

ISBN-13: 9781933337203

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