The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 7, July 1903 - April, 1904 Page: 329
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Notes and Fragments. 329
Burleson were suggested by another person, better versed in the
classics than the speaker. Who this person was, Colonel Smith-
wick could not, at the moment, recall. It could, however, scarcely
have been-as Gen. Hugh McLeod is said to have stated-Gen.
Thomas Jefferson Green; for the Gonzales episode antedated Gen-
eral Green's advent into 'Texas by something like a month.
It is matter for regret that the subject, not seeming at the time
important, was not again recurred to, since, at another time, the
elusive name might readily have presented itself, and the author-
ship of the expression might have been established. Dr. Burleson,
Colonel Smithwick, and perhaps all those who might have thrown
light on the subject, are gone, and the truth may never be known.
NANNA SMITHWICK DONALDSON.
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