The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 5, July 1901 - April, 1902 Page: 69
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Notes and Fragments.
Texas, has been chosen treasurer. The names of all those making
contributions and the amounts contributed by each will be pub-
lished in the annual report of the Daughters of the Republic of
"It is the purpose of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas to
ask the next Legislature to fill the remaining niche in the national
capitol with the statue of the illustrious Gen. Sam Houston.
Stephen F. Austin was first selected owing to his chronological
precedence, and the Daughters, knowing the State would respond
to the call for the Houston statue, and realizing the large amount
necessary for both, preferred to rely upon the generosity of the
public for the Stephen F. Austin fund.
"We hope you will send to the chairman of this committee, Mrs.
Joseph B. Dibrell, at Seguin, Texas, any contribution you may
see fit to make for this fund, and the same will be promptly for-
warded to the treasurer by her. This work must be performed and
without delay, and every daughter and son of the Republic of
Texas is earnestly requested to go to work in earnest and assist in
accomplishing the great work now begun. They are reminded of
the patriotism and unfaltering courage and energy of their fathers,
and they must not recognize the word failure."
FUNERAL OF TH-IE "HEROES OF THE ALAMO."-Everybody who
knows the story of the Alamo remembers how, by the orders of
Santa Anna, the bodies of its gallant defenders were, as Yoakum
expresses it, "thrown into heaps and burnt"; but perhaps fewer
know that their ashes ever received the honor of a military funeral,
and there is reason to believe that most of those who know are in
error as to the place of interment.
Col. Juan N. Seguin, who took command of San Antonio for the
Texans after the battle of San Jacinto, says, in a letter dated
March 28, 1889: "I collected the fragments, and placed them in
an urn, and buried it in the Cathedral of San Fernando imme-
diately in front of the altar-that is, in front of the railing and
near the steps." This statement has gained a good deal of pub-
licity through its incorporation by Hion. Seth Shepard in his
monograph, "The Siege and Fall of the Alamo" (in A Compre-
hensive 1History of Texas, I, 637-48), and has received general cre-
dence, notwithstanding the vehement denials of the San Fernando
clergy. It appears, however, that Seguin's memory played him
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