Texas in 1850. By Melinda Rankin.

Limits of Texas. Existing Difficulties relative to the True Boundary.
Divisions of Texas. Face of the Country. Climate. Health.
Mineral Resources. Natural Advantages and Adaptation to the
Wants of man. Eastern Texas. Counties and Shire Towns. Face
of the Country. Timber. Streams of Water. Facilities for
Manufacturing Establishments. Emigration and Improvements.
Fruits, and Vegetable Productions. Staple Commodities. Stock
Raising. Internal Improvements. Natural Advantages. Destitution
in the Moral Department of Improvement. The Educational
and Religious Advantages not adequate to the Demands of
the Population. The Increase of Ministers and Teachers not
commensurate with the Extensive Emigration. Difficulties attending
Ministerial Labors. Sectional Feeling. False Systems of
Christianity. Necessity of Ministers professing True Bible Wisdom.
Fluctuations in Public Sentiment and Moral Enterprises.
The Most Important Element of Success. The Missionaries' Advent
into Texas. Common Entrance. Sabine River. Description
of Sabine Town. Appearance of Texan Towns to the Stranger.
Interesting on account of their Improving Condition. Description
of San Augustine, Nacogdoches, Douglass, Crockett. Northern
Portion of Eastern Texas. Entrance. Admitting Emigration
rapidly. Description of Clarksvilie, Marshall, Henderson, Busk,
Larissa, Palestine. Importance of a Female Institution of High
Order in Texas. Trinity Valley. Production Lands. Navigation
of the Trinity. Mineral Resources of the Trinity Valley.
Middle Texas, Counties, Shire Towns. Natural Advantages. Fertility
of the Soil of the Busos Valley. Navigation of the River.

Rankin, Melinda. Texas in 1850. By Melinda Rankin.. Boston. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6107/. Accessed February 1, 2015.