170 Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
AFFAIRS OF THE ASSOCIATION.
A letter received some time since from one of the members of the
Association brings information of the death of Mr. D. M. O'Connor,
which had occurred, in fact, several months previous to the publica-
tion of the July QUARTERLY. The editor, however, had not then
heard of it; and Mr. O'Connor was named in that number as a life
member of the Association. Though he did not participate actively
in the work of the organization, he gave it generous support; and
in his death it has lost a friend that it could ill afford to spare.
The Association has received from Mr. R. A. Hanrick, of Waco,
a leaf from The Texas Sentinel of July 11, 1840, containing a
part of No. 4 of a series of letters by D. G. Burnet on the Indians
of Texas, a report of part of the speech of Mr. Jack on the bill for
the temporary location of the seat of government in the house of
representatives, December 3, 1839; a clipping apparently from the
same paper and of about the same date, containing two columns
of advertisements referring especially to land certificates; and an
almost complete copy of the same for July 18, 1840, containing
the conclusion of Burnet's letter and Jack's speech. Another gift
is a cannon ball found in the Southwest bastion of old Fort San
Saba, and presented by the finder, Mr. J. W. Hunter, editor of the
Texas State Historical Association. The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 5, July 1901 - April, 1902. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101021/. Accessed January 27, 2015.