The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 7, July 1903 - April, 1904

242 Texas Historical Association Quarterly.

THE TEXAS REPUBLICAN.-In a former number of the QUAn-
TERLY (Volume VI 162) a notice of The Texas Republican was
quoted from its contemporary, the St. Louis Enquirer for Sept.
15, 1819. The following is a similar notice from the Gazette de la
Louisiane for Saturday, September 4, 1819:
"Par le courrier d'hier, nous avons recu le premier num6ro du
Texas Republican, gazette imprimee en langue Anglaise, au village
de Nacogdoches a 50 lienes au de la Sabine. L'imprimeur se
nomme Eli Harris,' natif de la Caroline de Nord."
L'Ami des Lois et Journal du Commerce of the same day and
date as the Gazette copies this notice, but changes the phraseology;
for instance, it calls Harris "le redacteur." Both papers further-
more copy the article, dated "Nacogdoches, August 14" and printed
in the QUARTERLY referred to, but omit the paragraph (the record
from the end) stating the quentity of bounty land and the pay
volunteers are to receive. Moreover, the Louisiana Gazette2 for
Thursday, Sept. 23, copied the item below from a later number of
the Republican :
"NACOGDOCITEs, Aug. 18.3
"Major Smith, who lately accompanied Gen. Bigelow to Galves-
'Yoakum, History of Texas, (I, 200), states that Horatio Bigelow was
'The Gazette, as well as L'Ami des Lois, was bilingual.
8L'Ami des Lois prints this date as Aug. 28, and perhaps correctly so;
for the following paragraph is closely connected with the above and is
"Nacogdoches, Sept. 11.
"Adj. Gen. Bigelow and Major Smith have returned from Galveston, via
the port of Trinity. Their report of the disposition of the inhabitants to
acknowledge the authorities of the Republic, is, we understand, exceed-
ingly flattering. It is presumed that, when the council shall again con-
vene, Galveston will be declared a port of entry and delivery, and that
measures will be taken for the government of that port, and of the island
of St. Louis. In the meantime we are warranted in saying that all friendly
vessels arriving at Galveston will meet with the most hospitable reception,
and that every facility will be offered to those desirous of joining the
army. "- The Louisiana Gazette, Monday, Oct. 4, 1819.

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