[R. L. Anderson]
“There [?] two Houston brothers: J. D. who branded the NN and the Houston [?] who was partner with Lemons and branded T41.
“I [??] till February '83, when they sold the ranch out to the [??] Company. The last winter I was there, they left us there to [?] charge of it till they got the money for it. They sold out for [?] and got it in cash. I forget how much they paid when the deal was closed. Then they had to wait about a week for the balance of it.
“I came back down to Gonzales then and we started back up the trail again in [?] with a heard of steers. We gathered those steers down there and drove them to [Lamnesas?]. We had along about a hundred head of horses. The herd we [?] with was to go to Kansas. But they had bought two more herds of over [?]-thousand head, and we waited there til they came up. Then they [took?] our herd of steers and went on to Kansas from [Lemnesas?] which was the old Dodge city Trail. And we took their herd and went on to the [?]. We cross over
“I was [??] old vaquero making about thirty dollars then. There were four of [?] boys and we bought cattle when we first went out there. We worked [??] ranch but w had our own brand. We moved part of our