Part 7, Note 7

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Colorado County Bond and Mortgage Records, Book F, pp. 248, 256. Washington's plantation comprised four tracts, all of which he pledged to cover the debt. On May 30, 1868 he mortgaged one of the tracts for $343.75 to William B. Roever, but apparently could raise no other cash. Incidentally, Roever, a former Frelsburg store owner and Confederate army officer, committed suicide on February 6, 1869 (see Houston Daily Times, February 12, 1869).