The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 12, July 1908 - April, 1909 Page: 81
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Notes and Fragments.
to that of the Gulf of Mexico then averaged thirty dollars for each
person, exclusive of provisions; some of the colonists paid their
own way, but Mr. Castro advanced the money, for a great many,
and as early as 1844 in a letter to the President of Texas he said
that he had spent over forty thousand dollars, in expense, for his
colony, and he later claimed that for his services to the Republic
of Texas. For colonizing the country west of San Antonio he re-
ceived from the State of Texas in all thirty-eight thousand four
hundred acres of land, but no other indemnity nor relief, and the
land, through mortgage, debts, and litigation, was largely wrested
from him, so that he died a poor man. A few of the original
colonists are still living; their descendants, however, are found in
every county in West Texas. The writer is gathering material for
a detailed history of Castro's Colony, and would like to get pos-
session of the original "Colony Register," and also a book, "Henry
Castro's Memoirs on Texas," 1845, in French and German, with
maps, 12mo. Any reader, knowing of either, will confer a favor
by corresponding with H. E. HAASS,
Hondo, Medina Co., Texas.
A CORRECTION.-In my article, Presidential Reconstruction in
Texas, printed in the last (April) issue of the QUARTERLY, the
statement on page 313 of the total amount of State warrants issued
during the war should be "about eight and one-half millions of
dollars," instead of "nearly fifteen million." Moreover, these fig-
ures are for the total State debt contracted during the war, not
merely issues of Treasury warrants. They are taken from the
report of E. M. Pease and Swante Palm to Governor Hamilton.
CHARLES W. RAMSDELL.
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