The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 31, July 1927 - April, 1928 Page: 149
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Committee on the Texan Declaration of Independence 149
pected insincerity, an apprehension that he was less zealous for
the country's good than for personal interests. This characteristic
injured his standing before the Republic was firmly established,
and it can be surmised that a consciousness of it may perhaps
have influenced his emigration to California, while his decision to
do so, tends to bear out a lack of stability or worthy purpose.
The future may yet give Childress fixed place in the history of
the state which his fame and ability earned for him; and establish
that he might have again served if his life had not been untimely
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