Book Notes and Acknowledgments
BOOK NOTES AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
On April 15, 1936, George A. Hill, Jr., of Houston, Texas,
delivered an address under the title of "The Centennial Celebration
of the Battle of San Jacinto" to the Kiwanis Club of Houston.
This speech was printed, by the order of the United States Senate,
as Senate Document No. 253, 74th Congress, 2d Session. Besides
the speech, this document contains a written description of the
battle of San Jacinto by James Monroe Hill, a participant, to-
gether with information pertaining to the purchase of the San
Jacinto battleground by the Legislature of Texas.
R. L. B.
From the author, Mary Agnes Mitchell, the Quarterly has re-
ceived a copy of The First Flag of Texas Independence, a pam-
phlet of 29 pages published at Refugio, Texas, in 1937. "The
banner was made personally by Captain Dimmitt," says the author,
and shows an arm raising a sword dripping with blood on a field
of white, "the blood-red sword that was raised by Captain Phillip
Dimmitt and his gallant band of patriots at Goliad, December 20,
1835." For a flagstaff a tall sycamore was cut from the banks
of the Guadalupe River. The pamphlet contains supporting evi-
dence from seven sources for the statement that Dimmitt and his
company raised the first flag in the struggle that ended in the
independence of Texas.
R. L. B.
In his foreword to Notes and Fragments of the Mier Expedi-
tion, Vol. II (La Grange, Texas: La Grange Journal, July, 1937.
Pp. 161. Index.), Houston Wade refers to the first volume of
this work, his Centennial contribution, and says that the securing
of other material on Colonel William S. Fisher's march into Mexico
in 1842 has caused him to write this second volume in the interest
of making "some permanent record of it for the use of posterity
as well as the present generation of historians." A perusal of the
book reveals the following contents: Sam Houston's Defence; bio-
graphical information on Benjamin. Z. Boone, Claudius Buster,
Robert B. and William H. Beard, Jr., William Ryon, Freeman W.
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 42, July 1938 - April, 1939. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101107/. Accessed July 11, 2014.