The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 6, July 1902 - April, 1903 Page: 63
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Educational Efforts in San Fernando.
our Present Government, to which belongs the establishment of
primary Schools, the spirit of discord which still endures amongst
us has impeded it from occupying itself with this, as with other
matters that undoubtedly make for the aggrandizement of the
Nation, all its efforts being employed in assuring our internal and
external tranquillity, which is doubtless the corner stone of the
In spite of all, and in virtue of the ardent desires of the towns,
there are already seen in most of them educational establishments
for the youth who will form the future generation, which will come
to secure completely Mexican Liberties; and among these, although
one of the most distant fror the center, of the least populous, of
the poorest in moneyed citizens, and finally, vexed by the terrifying
hostilities which it has suffered from the savages through long
periods of time, - has just made a heroic and extraordinary
effort, stirred up by several of its citizens, and by that worthy citi-
zen, General Anastacio Bustamente, to make a collection amongst
all its citizens, amounting to six hundred dollars annually and
lasting for four years, in order to carry to accomplishment the
desire which in all time it has had for the education of its youth.
Yes, unfortunate B6jar, truly worthy of a better fate, you are
the one which has just given so heroic a testimony of beneficence in
spite of your notorious poverty; with difficulty do you commence
to lift yourself from the abject state into which you had sunk,
thanks to the presence of that philanthropic General and the aid
of the Supreme Federal Government.
Be filled, then, citizens of B6jar, with the ineffable satisfaction
which is produced by the important services directed to the good
of your children, of society in general, and of the adored Country
to which we belong, awaiting the glorious day in which you may
either experience the fruit of your sacrifices for this pious estab-
lishment, or in which your ashes may receive a new being, through
the eulogies which, without doubt, your posterity will lavish upon
1The name B6jar was omitted here in the MS.
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