The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 2, July 1898 - April, 1899 Page: 250
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250 Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
kindly things are said of it in letters received from thoroughly
competent critics, as well as in the newspapers and periodicals to
which it is sent. These opinions it will be the constant effort of
the management to justify.
The Faculty of the State Agricultural and Mechanical College
has kindly sent for publication in THE QUARTERLY three rare and
valuable Spanish MSS. obtained from the Ramirez collection. One
of these may be looked for in the April number. It is the letter
of Padre Manzanet, giving an account of the establishment of the
first Texas mission, San Francisco de los Tejas. If arrangements
can be made therefor without involving too great cost, the MS.
will be given in fac simile. A translation by Miss Lilia M. Casis,
instructor in French and Spanish in the University of Texas, will
accompany it. The other two will appear in later issues.
The "Prison Journal" of Stephen F. Austin, published in this
number by the courtesy of Col. Guy M. Bryan, is of especial inter-
est as containing Austin's private statement of his views relative
to the conscientiously conservative policy which he adopted in
dealing with the Mexican government, and which was so strongly
disapproved by some of the more impatient among the Colonists.
Subsequent numbers of THE QUARTERLY will contain various im-
portant documents relative to the history of Austin's Colony. In
the April number is to appear the diary of Moses Austin, covering
the period of his journey in 1796-7 from Virginia to what has since
The Regents of the University have made an appropriation for
the purpose of constructing a fire-proof vault, and the Association
can now assure all who feel disposed to give it MSS. or any kind of
valuable material that such gifts will be stored in a safe depository
and carefully preserved. It is sincerely hoped that much matter
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Texas State Historical Association. The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 2, July 1898 - April, 1899, periodical, 1898/1899; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101011/m1/254/: accessed August 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.