14th July, 1876
"...When I fish in the bayous back of the Pass, I start at sunrise and get back at half-past twelve to one o'clock. I always wanted the family with whom I stayed to enjoy the fruit of my rod. I have caught thirty-two trout (we never counted the perch, goggle-eyes, etc.) in the three hours what we had for fishing. But that is the largest number that I ever caught in any one day. We always caught more than the family wanted, however; they were in the habit of supplying their neighbors with many a fine dish, for two or three of us would bring back a goodly pile of them."