The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 7, July 1903 - April, 1904 Page: 243
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Notes and Fragments.
ton, we understand is on his way from that place; he comes up
the Trinity river, with a large boat loaded with provisions and
munitions of war.
"We feel authorized to state that no persons, for the future, will
be received into the Republican Army unless they are of good
moral character and come well recommended or give sufficient
assurance for their 'good conduct. The cause in which we are
engaged ought to be gained by good men alone; and as ample for-
tunes await those who faithfully persevere to the end, we hope to
have plenty of such men as we never shall be ashamed of, and who
we can treat as brothers."
E. W. WINKLER.
THE MEXICAN ADVOCATE.-The St. Louis Beacon of November
14, 1829, copies the interesting notice below from the New York
Courier of October 23,' 1829:
"New Paper in Texas.-We received the other week the first
number of a new paper from Nacogdoches, in Texas, called the
'Mexican Advocate.' It is printed in Spanish and English, and
appears to be conducted with intelligence and success. Nacog-
doches is situated in 31 degrees 42 minutes north latitude, on the
main road from Nacogdoches2 to San Felipe de Austin and
Additional information concerning the 1Mexican Advocate is very
much to be wished for. The earliest paper published in Austin's
colony, The Texas Gazette, appeared about Sept. 29, 1829.1 If
the exact date of the appearance of this first number of the Advo-
cate can be ascertained it is barely possible that it will be found
that Nacogdoches can claim not only the first newspaper but also
the second to appear in Texas.
E. W. WINKLER.
THE MEXICAN ROAD FROM BEJAR TO LAREDO.-The statement
1I am indebted to the courtesy of the Librarian of Congress, Mr. Herbert
Putnam, for this reference to the exact date of the Courier.
2This should perhaps read Natchitoches.
8Comprehensive History of Texas, I 369, Col. Guy M. Bryan's statement
in note 1.
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