The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 28, July 1924 - April, 1925 Page: 121
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Descriptions of Texas by Stephen F. Austin 121
the highest degree by the enterprising and industrious character
of her inhabitants. Their progress is rapid, even in their present
situation; but with a state government to enlarge and protect
industry it would be much greater, because then there would be
security and confidence, which do not exist.
Proof that the inhabitants of Texas have confidence in their
resources to defend themselves against the Indian savages is to
be found in the fact that they have not asked troops nor com-
panies of soldiers or money, and they do not need to.
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 28, July 1924 - April, 1925, periodical, 1925; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101087/m1/125/: accessed July 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.