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develope a good degree of energy among the inhabitants.
With due activity in moral improvements, it
might become highly interesting. But here destitution
begins,
presenting a subject of deep and vital importance.
Attention has not been extended to these
objects, as might be reasonably expected from the intelligence
of the people. An interest, to some degree, is
manifested to secure the advantages of the preaching of
the gospel, schools,

Rankin, Melinda. Texas in 1850. By Melinda Rankin.. Boston. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6107/. Accessed July 30, 2014.