The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 14, July 1910 - April, 1911 Page: 340
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Texas Historical Association Quarterly
ship in History and Political Science in Austin College. Mr.
Wright has used to advantage such printed material as was avail-
able to him, but he has been hampered for want of the wealth of
manuscript sources that are only to be obtained at Austin. He
somewhat misinterprets Austin in saying that he "conditionally"
advised a declaration of independence on November 29 and De-
cember 3, 1835 (page '27). Such an impression comes naturally
perhaps from that portion of Austin's letter which Brown quotes
(History of Texas, I, 411-413), but the letter in its entirety shows
that Austin did not believe that the time had yet come for a dec-
laration of independence. In the letter of December 3 he argues
for a categorical declaration in favor of the constitution of 1824.
Two interesting illustrations which the article contains are a pic-
ture of Stephen F. Austin at the age of twelve and a picture of
the Austin coat of arms.
E. C. B.
Hunter's Magazine, devoted to "Frontier History, Border Trag-
edy, and Pioneer Achievement," is edited by John Warren Hunter,
of San Angelo, Texas, and published by Marvin Hunter at Carls-
bad, Texas. The fifth number of Volume I appeared in March.
It promises to perform a useful service for the history of Texas.
The Biennial Report of the Commissioner of the General Land
Office, 1908-1910, pp. 21-31, contains a sketch of the land system
of Texas, and a brief account of the history of the Land Office.
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