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existed, and from his family, his letters,'62 his proposals in the Con-
vention, and his appointment to recruiting service in Louisiana
for the Texan army.63 He arrived in Texas in 1835 and settled
Ample evidence that Conrad possessed qualities is shown by
the fact that his fellow-citizens elected him their delegate to the
approaching convention. HI-e had volunteered for military service
and was enrolled with the New Orleans Greys, commanded by
Captain William G. Cooke.64 These volunteers petitioned the
Convention, which was to assemble at Washington on March 1,
for representation in that body., They had wished to participate
in the election for delegates from the municipality of Refugio,
where they were stationed on the day of the election, but were
repulsed. So, they elected "two individuals belonging tLo the
volunteers" from their own body-David Thomas and Edward
Conrad applied for land in Stephen F. Austin's colony in Feb-
ruary, 1836.66 As an applicant for land, he was listed as "single."
As a member of Austin's colony he doubtless shared the acquaint-
anceship of such men as Ira Ingram, Fannin, and S. F. Austin.
Within less than two weeks after the adjournment of the Con-
vention (March 29, 1836), Conrad enrolled as a First Lieutenant,
in "Captain Thornton's Co. D. attached to the 1st Regiment of
Regular infantry, army of Texas, com'd. by Lieut. Col. Henry
this intrusion upon you. I would have called upon and consulted you
during your stay in the city, but was myself absent. I have succeeded
in enlisting the press of this city in favor of popular movements; & have
issued a call for a meeting preparatory to a general town meeting. I
should like to have your views in relation to the proper course to be
adopted & the measures most likely to prove serviceable to the cause if
any such are within the scope of our power. Should you return shortly
to Phil. I will be happy t'o wait on you-if not, I will be gratified to
learn if any, & what, course will be calculated to promote the cause of
"The brother referred to is Edward Conrad-a member of the Texan
Convention & one of the committee to Draught the Declaration."-In the
Austin Papers, University of Texas.
"Quoted in part by Dixon, The Men Who Made Texas Free, 120.
"Gray, Diary, 178.
"Memorial, 36. File box 93, Secretary of State's Department, Austin.
"'Memorandum Book of Applications for Land. Set "A," Book "B"
Applications for Land in B. F. Austin's Colony, 101-102, General Land
Office of Texas, Austin.
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