— Jno. C. Greer, who lately had a mistrial at Hempstead for murder, has been taken to the Austin jail for safe keeping.  The Hempstead jail is considered secure, but for other reasons it was deemed best to have him out of reach.

"Jno. Greer taken to Austin." The Daily Banner, (Brenham, TX), Wednesday, February 12, 1879. P. 2, col. 1.