January 14, 1846 Article 2


We are sorry to see that some of the soldiers over at Corpus Christi do not fancy the climate.  They had anticipated something of the tropical character of Cuba, and are disappointed.  An officer writing to the N. Y. Evening Gazette gives the following anecdote:


A solder of the 4th Infantry was asked how he liked the country; he replied in his broken English and peculiar accent – which gives point to the story — “I ave serve en Russie, en Prusse, and with the grand Napoleon – and I ave serve en la Mexique – but d__n Tex.”


Source: The Daily Picayune, January 14, 1846, p. 2, col. 3.


Corpus Christi Public Libraries © 2003