The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 2, July 1898 - April, 1899

Questions and Answers.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS.
Where are to be found the original documents on the organization
of the municipalities of Texas? C. W. RAINES.
-The work about which Edmond J. P. Schmitt inquires in THE
QUARTERLY for April, 1898, is undoubtedly the "Memorias para la
Historia de Texas" of Padre Morfi. It is mentioned by II. H. Ban-
croft,i who cites a copy made in 1792 "by P. Manuel de Vega from
the archives of the convent in Mexico." Bancroft cites the collection
of original materials used 'by Morfi in writing the "M'enorias, etc.,"
as "Texas, Doc. Hist.," the full title being "Documentos para la
Historia Eclesiastica y Civil de la Provincia ,de Texas." It seems to
be this collection, not the Memoias as Raines appears to suppose,2
which forms vol. xxvii and xxviii of the Archivo General de Mex-
ico.8 The Memorias are still unpublished.
GEORGE P. GARRIsON.
All persons of the name of Jennings are requested to communi-
cate with the undersigned, who is compiling a history of the ,several
families of this name. W. H. JENNINGS,
172 N. Washington Ave.,
Columbus, Ohio.
In reply to queries in the July number by Elizabeth H. West, I
can answer:
1 North Mexican States and Texas, I 631-2,and note.
a Bibliography of Texas, p. 152.
8 Banoroft: North Mexican States and Texas, I xlv.

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