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of commercial greed, has made it possible that the whole of the
Alamo may yet become the property of the people of Texas, and be
forever preserved as a shrine before which future generations should
stand in reverent deference.
"In view of these premises, we, the Daughters of the Republic of
Texas, respectfully appeal to you, the representatives of the democ-
racy of Texas, and ask you, in the name of justice and right, and in
behalf of the duty of our citizenship to the memory of departed
heroes, to appeal to all of your respective conventions that they ask
that the members of the next legislature-Senators and Representa-
tives-be instructed to demand the passage of a sufficient appro-
priation to pay off the debts due on the Alamo Mission at San An-
tonio, and to favor such appropriate legislation as is suggested by
Article XVI, Section 39, of the State Constitution, and as from
time to time may be proper to secure the historical spots of Texas,
and to insure the dedication and suitable care of them.
"We especially and earnestly request that all delegates to all con-
ventions be instructed to vote for such measures as a platform
pledge of the Democratic party-the dominant party-which con-
trols the destiny of Texas, and to demand the same of the State
"Trusting that the righteousness of our cause may be evident to
the manhood of Texas, and being conscious of the rectitude of our
motives and intentions, we submit our appeal to the candid judg-
ment of an honorable and patriotic people.
"MRS. ANSON JONES, President, Houston.
"MRS. REBECCA J. FISHER, Second Vice President, Austin.
"MRS. C. B. STONE, Third Vice-President, Galveston.
"MRS. KATE S. TERRELL, Fourth Vice-President, Dallas.
"MRS. WALTER GRESHAM, Fifth Vice-President, Galveston.
"MRs. ADELE B. LOOSCAN, Historian, Houston.
"MRS. CHARLES H. MILBY, Secretary, Harrisburg.
"MRS. ADELE B. LOOSCAN, Assistant Secretary pro tem., Hous-
"Miss BELLE FENN, Treasurer, Houston."
Should there be favorable action by the representatives of the
people in Texas in their State Conventions and in the next legis-
lature, there will result a speedy and honorable consummation of
a glorious purpose, which otherwise might be long delayed in its
accomplishment. In the meantime Miss Clara Driscoll, of San An-
tonio, as chairman and treasurer of the Alamo Mission Fund. will
continue to receive payments, recording the names of each contribu-
tor in durable volumes which will be carefully preserved and in
time deposited in the Alamo-the Texas Hall of Fame.
Texas State Historical Association. The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 8, July 1904 - April, 1905. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101033/. Accessed April 20, 2014.