The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 3, July 1899 - April, 1900 Page: 43
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tioned a woman's name, and this a woman's club! Know, then,
that all the men I have mentioned, with but two or three excep-
tions, had wives, women worthy their positions and the times.
And Sam Houston, whose name is cherished by Texas, Sam Hous-
ton, who led our fathers to victory, has rested beneath the shade
of San Augustine's stately trees, has dwelt for whiles within the
homes of admiring friends there; and when fate blessed him with
a loving wife he took her to the old, old town of which I write to
show her to his friends, who received her with kindly hospitality.
With them she danced, to them she sang and played, and only two
or three--it may be only one-of those old timers are still alive to
freshen memory with a talk of the days when Sam Houston always
found a welcome with the Red Landers.
Among the first papers in the State may be mentioned the Red
Land Express, published by Capt. A. W. Canfield and honored
with contributions from the pens of Rusk, Roberts, Henderson,
and others of cherished memory.
San Augustine, in the years that have come and gone, has passed
through many and great changes, but the foot-prints are there.
Can we not hope that she has reached her lowest ebb, and that the
tide will come in again? When the promised railroad for which
she is looking shall come will not the valleys sing ? San Augustine
is sleeping, but she is not dead. The fine forests that surround
her, the oil and ores that lie in her bosom, the fertility of her soil,
will yet bring her to the front, and she may some day compete
with her sister towns for the eminence which was once hers alone.
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