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and very important developments going on in the same period on
the Georgia frontier and in West Florida. Certain other questions
may well be raised. Does not the account of the controversy be-
tween the Transylvania Company and Virginia fail to present
adequately the side of Virginia? Does not Mr. Henderson accept
too readily the arguments for the validity of the land titles granted
by the Cherokees to the proprietors of the Transylvania Company ?
(See his note, no. 137.) Far be it from this reviewer to venture
an opinion on a point of law, but as yet he remains unconvinced.
Finally it must be said that the critical student is likely to see
in Richard Henderson something less than the sublimely disin-
terested heroic figure in which he appears to our author, some-
thing more nearly resembling a type of "empire builder" not un-
common on all parts of our American frontier-a man of vision,
energy, and courage with an eye always to the main chance.
But these faults lie mostly on the surface. The fact remains
that Mr. Henderson has written a good book in a very interesting
way on an important subject. The volume is typographically at-
tractive and contains a good map and a useful index.
CHAs. W. RAMSDELL.
Memoirs of Mary A. Maverick, arranged by Mary A. Maverick and
her son, George Madison Maverick. Edited by Rena Mav-
erick Green. San Antonio, 1921. 8vo., pp. 136. Illus-
Ever since the publication of a few pages from the diary of
Mrs. Maverick, in Corner's San Antonio ce Bexar, readers of Texas
annals have desired a wider view of the life of the writer. Hence
this little volume will meet with a warm welcome.
On the first page is the following dedication by the author:
"There are twelve of us in all, my husband and I, and ten chil-
dren-six living and six in the Spirit-land.
"To the memory of the dear ones who have gone before, I dedi-
cate these reminiscences of by-gone years."
The preface says, "This little book is written for my children,"
and gives a careful statement of its sources.
A brief genealogical record of her own family and that of her
husband, Samuel A. Maverick, comprises the first chapter, fol-
lowed by a sketch of their early married life in Alabama.
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 25, July 1921 - April, 1922. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101082/. Accessed May 29, 2016.