The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 31, July 1927 - April, 1928 Page: 40
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time, . . ."'" In 1836 McKinney moved to what became his
permanent home, near the present Grayson-Collin County line.
He was a member of the Provisional Government, San Felipe,
November, 1835, and gave his youngest son to the service of that
government, December 15, 1835." As has been seen McKinney
represented the municipality of Red River at the convention at
Washington on the Brazos, March 1, 1836.
Following the adjournment of the Convention, McKinney re-
turned home, but did not remain idle while Houston's men were
driving the Mexicans from Texas. May 14, 1836, McKinney was
soliciting munitions and materials to forward to Houston, as the
following well illustrates:
We the undersigned, wishing to give all the aid we can for the
benefit of assisting and fitting out the volunteers of Red River,
who are going on to join General Houston's Army in Texas and
to assist their brethren now in distress, that is now in the field of
battle contending the point with Santa Anna whether we shall es-
tablish the independence of the Republic of Texas, or have to sub-
mit to a Central Government, we think it a duty that we owe to
our country to assist her in time of distress, which we and each of
us bind ourselves severly to pay the amount annexed to our names,
where ever called on by Collin McKinney Esq., who is by the
company to distribute money, guns and horses to said company,
any person or persons subscribing any money, gun or horse for
any named one of said company, it shall be the duty of Collin
McKinney Esq. to deliver the amount of money, gun or horse
over to the person subscribed too and take a receipt shall clear him
in all cases whatsoever may be, and if there is any money sub-
scribed for the benefit of the whole company it shall be the duty
of the said McKinney, where ever there is a Capt. elected to com-
mand said Company to pay the amount of money to said Capt.
and take his receipt for the amount subscribed for the benefit
of said Company, in like manner as before mentioned, and it shall
be the duty of said Captain to lay out all the money from time
to time for provisions for the benefit & support of said Company.
An there shall be three, good, disinterested persons selected to
value all & ever species of property subscribed for the benefit of
said Company & the value of said property named in the receipt
that any person or persons give to Collin McKinney Esq. & any
0OFile 387, Red River, 1st Class, Certificate No. 98. 'General Land Office,
"7Mrs. W. C. Bryant, to the author, January 18, 1926.
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