The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 6, July 1902 - April, 1903 Page: 69
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Notes and Fragments.
embracing the speech, and this was the form in which both the
speech and the narrative were first published. I hoped to have my
article published in the Texas Almanac for 1872; but it was not
ready in time for that year. It was published in that for 1873,
which was the last issue of that valuable annual.
On request of Mrs. Pennybacker I prepared for her use separate
copies of my versions of Travis's speech and Rose's escape and jour-
ney to my father's residence, both of which are inserted in her His-
tory of Texas for Schools.'
Summary (Here I condense my explanation to twenty words):
Prior to 1871, I did not believe that the substance of Colonel
Travis's last speech could be rescued from oblivion.
W. P. ZUBER.
"DE LOS MAPAs."-The following fragment was copied in Span-
ish from an original document in the archives of the Diocese of
San Antonio (Bautismos, Casamientos, Entierros, 2 B, 1731-1760.
San Fernando. Pp. 197-198) by the Rev. Father Edmond J. P.
Schmitt, deceased. The caption, "de los Mapas" stands in the
margin of the manuscript from which the copy was made, opposite
the portion extracted. The order here set forth is of interest as
throwing light upon the means taken by the Church to administer
its affairs. It is not known how the order was executed nor what
the result showed, but it is safe to say that if the returns could be
found they would doubtless constitute valuable material on the
early history of Texas. In translating the extract the capitaliza-
tion and punctuation of Father Schmitt's copy have not been fol-
lowed, but otherwise the form and mode of expression of the manu-
script have been preserved so far as is consonant with rendering the
somewhat corrupt Spanish into intelligible English.
We, the Dr. Dn. Diego Rodriguez de Rivas, by the divine favor
and [that] of the Holy Apostolic See, Bishop of Guadalaxara, New
Kingdom of Galicia and of Leon, provinces of Nayarit, [the] Cali-
fornias, Coahuila, and Texas, of the Council of His Majesty:
To all our curates, secular and regular, we make known that
the piety of the King our Lord has given orders most fitting and
suitable for the convenience of the curates in the administration
1Revised edition, pp. 139-140, 183-188.
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