The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 3, July 1899 - April, 1900

154 Texas Historical Association Quarterly.

AFFAIRS OF THE ASSOCIATION.
The Association has been invited to hold a midwinter meeting
this year at Huntsville. That town is of great historic interest in
itself, as the home of Sam Houston and the place where he lies
buried. There are many members in easy reach of it; and no good
reason appears why a large and enthusiastic meeting should not
be held there. The council has not yet acted finally on the matter,
but if it can see its way to accept the invitation, the program for
the meeting will be sent to the members in due time.
The fireproof vault for the University is under contract, and
those having valuable papers or relics which they may be disposed
to give the Association can now be assured of a safe depository.
Mrs. Sarah Garrison of Jacksonville, Tex., has given the Asso-
ciation a mutilated copy of the La Grange Intelligencer for July
4, 1844, containing an extract from a letter of Senator Geo. M.
Bibb, of Kentucky, in favor of annexation.
Mr. John S. Keaghey, county attorney of Jasper, sends a pass
dated Sept. 23, 1836, given to Alexander Allbright by order of
Thos. J. Rusk, Brigadier General Commanding, and countersigned
by Lysander Wells, aid-de-camp and lieutenant-colonel of cavalry.
Mr. Will. M. Tipton of Santa Fe, N. M., sends an especially
interesting and valuable gift. It is the original Order Book of
the Santa Fe Expedition. The history of the book and how it came

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