The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 27, July 1923 - April, 1924

Southwestern Historical Quarterly

lution and of the tenacity of the insurgents, the heroism of their
leaders, and the courage, ruthlessness, cruelty, and servility of
Iturbide." Volume IX forms a companion piece to Volumes IV
and V, La Constitucidn de 1812 en Nueva Esparia, in which is
traced by means of documents the transformation of Mexico by
the triumph of liberal principles. Part 2 of Documentos Para
La Historia; de Independencia, 1810-1821, is in course of prepa-
ration.
NEWS ITEMS
The University of Texas has acquired a transcript of the Actas,
or journals, of the legislature of Coahuila and Texas from August,
1824, to May, 1835. The originals, which were never published,
were located by Professor E. C. Barker some two years ago in the
congressional archives at Saltillo. The transcript numbers 1,947
pages of single-spaced legal cap. It includes brief summaries of
debates; and is particularly valuable for the constitutional and
legal history of Mexican Texas. From 1824 to 1827 the legis-
lature was in continuous session as a constituent congress.
Mrs. Julia Irion Heard died at Houston, January 8. She was
born December 26, 1856, at Nacogdoches. Before her marriage
she was Miss Julia Irion, daughter of Dr. Robert Irion, who was
secretary of state under General Houston in the days of the Texas
Republic. She was buried at Marshall, Texas.
Fort Worth, Texas, celebrated its diamond jubilee November
10-13, 1923.
The Pioneer Freighters Association held its fifth annual meet-
ing at San Antonio, March 27-29, 1924.
A brief sketch of the Norwegian settlement in Bosque County,
written by Victor H. Schoffelmayer, appeared in the Dallas News
of January 6, 1924.
The Bell County Historical Society was organized at Temple,
Texas, March 6, 1924, with seventy charter members. Dr. Alex
Dienst was elected president.
In a letter to the Dallas News of January 10, 1924, Mr. Edmund

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