Book Reviews and Notices
Decrees of the constituent congress:
No. 37. Regulations to be observed in the administration of
the towns as regards the political economy thereof. Dated June
13, 14, or 15, 1827.
No. 39. Law for the regulation of justice. Dated June 20, 21
or 22, 1827.
Decrees of the constitutional congress:
No. 48. Rules of the executive council. Dated somewhere be-
tween March 16 and April 12, 1828.
No. 98. Municipal ordinances for the internal regulation of
the ayuntamiento of Bexar. Dated May 29 or 30, 1829.
No. 99. Municipal ordinances of the ayuntamiento of Goliad.
Dated May 29 or 30, 1829.
No. 102. Internal regulations of the executive department of
the State. Dated May 29 or 30, 1829.
The Unvarnished West: Ranching as I found It. By J. M.
Pollock. London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co.,
n. d. [1907?] p. 253. 8vo.
The author is an Englishman. In the early eighties he went
to Wisconsin and spent a year as a hired hand on a farm. 'Then
for six or eight years he lived in the Concho country northwest of
San Angelo, Texas, and the volume he says is mainly "a record
of experiences which fell to my lot while ranching?" The merit
of the volume consists in the picture it preserves of the life on a
cattle ranch in that section of Texas. Some of the topics are the
trackless plains, "free-grass" troubles, droughts and windmills,
prairie fires; game and hunting, skunks and rattlesnakes, coyotes;
the cattle, the round-ups, cattle drives, northers and stampedes;
the cow boy and his pony, horse trading, cooking and plain fare,
the hard bed and unwelcome bedfellows, sunshine and shadows of
the range. The illustrations, while perhaps reproduced from pho-
tographs of more recent date than the events narrated, are judi-
ciously selected and well reproduced. The narrative is plain and
straightforward and the views expressed indicate an understand-
ing of and sympathy with the life described. W.
Texas State Historical Association. The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 15, July 1911 - April, 1912. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101056/. Accessed December 20, 2013.