Prof. R. L. Batts' paper on "The Defunct Counties of Texas,"
which was read at the meeting of the Association on June 17, could
not be printed in this number of THE QUARTERLY for want of
space; it will appear in the October number.
Eldredge & Bro. have in press "The Civil Government of Texas,"
by Dr. George P. Garrison, which will contain, in a brief compass,
an historical sketch of the State, and a description of its govern-
ment. When this work appears, it will be further noticed in the
At the June meeting an interesting and valuable paper was pre-
sented to the Association by Mr. C. A. Neville, superintendent of
schools at Hempstead. It is the discharge of a private soldier, Jere-
miah Belcher, given at Newburgh, June 14, 1783, and signed by
The scrap-book bequeathed by Mrs. Wilson contains an original
letter from Jefferson Davis to Col. Wilson, besides numerous other
original letters of great value in Texas history. There are also
several original papers, such as commissions, to Col. Wilson, signed
by President Buchanan, Gov. Letcher of Virginia, Sam Houston,
The Texas Veterans' Association, at its April meeting, turned
over its archives as a gift to the University of Texas. The papers
have not yet been received by the University, but it is understood
that there are among them many interesting letters and other doc-
uments, written by men prominent in the history of the Republic
and the State.
"Under Six Flags" is the title of an excellent little work on
Texas history by Mrs. Mollie E. Moore Davis. It is composed of
chapters respecting the different epochs of our history, charmingly
written, and unusually free from errors. It is especially adapted to
school work in Texas history, and will doubtless soon become a
Texas State Historical Association. The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 1, July 1897 - April, 1898. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101009/. Accessed March 13, 2014.