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

Notes and Firag ments. 285
NOTES AND FRAGMENTS.
On page 226, of the QUARTERLY, I. J. Cox states: "He is also to
hasten the erection of the parish church. It is interesting to note
that the cornerstone of this edifice was not laid until 1744."
This writer, like so many -others, nakes the mistake of confound-
ing the church of San Antonio (the Alamo) with the parish church
of San Antonio, San Fernando.
The cornerstone of S.an Antonio de Valero was laid on the 8th of
May, 1744.
'The cornerstone of San Fernando was laid on the 11th of May,
1738, and the church was blessed on the 6th of November, 1749.
'Both entries are found in the old records.
EDMOND J. P. SCHMITT.

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