The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 3, July 1899 - April, 1900 Page: 218
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218 Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
left no mark, and he is now remembered only as Wandering John
Taylor with the packs and led horses. With all of his cynicism,
his misanthrophy, and disgust of humanity, he had gifts and talents
that deserve a better fate than to drop into the grave of utter and
absolute forgetfulness. To prevent this utter forgetfulness from
soon overtaking his memory is the object of this writing; and, if
possible, to induce someone who knew this strange man and his life
better than the writer, to give it to the public. His history, could
it be fully known, must be of a deep and tragic interest; for in point
of intellect and eloquence he was so far above the common herd that
there must have been at the foundation of his misanthrophy and
strangeness of habit no common or ordinary cause.
The writer feels sure that Judge John H. Reagan knows much
about the history of this strange and extraordinary man.
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