The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 2, July 1898 - April, 1899 Page: 320
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320 Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
coming under the United States flag. A gentle breeze shakes off a
ripe peach. Can it be supposed that the violent political convul-
sions of Mexico will not shake off Texas so soon as it is ripe enough
to fall? All that is now wanting is a great immigration of good and
efficient families this fall and winter. Should we get such an im-
migration, especially from the Western States-all is done; the
peach will be ripe. . . . The cause of philanthropy and lib-
erty also will be promoted by Americanizing Texas. I am right,
therefore, to do so by all possible honorable means."
EUGENE C. BARKER.
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