Manuscripts/Mixed Material [William Munroe Graves]
Some writers have given the Texas cowboy a hard name, that he was wild and drinking. I would say that may have been the cowboy at the end of the trail when he felt that he had to give vent to his having reached the end of a long and dangerous journey, but the cowboy who was trusted with driving the herds was one who would work all day, ride hard, singing his way at night at the top of his voice to keep the herd from stampeding, and he was under the eye [of?] the trail boss and never tarried to visit the saloon while on the trail.
“The memories of the days following the war between the states that I spent as a young man seeking my fortune and adventure still linger with me, [as?] the memory of the Lost Cause was so vividly brought home to me recently in my trip to the reunion of the Blue and the Gray lingers yet. I will tell you in my next interview some of the impressions this reunion gave me, until then “I bid you good bye.