The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 33, July 1929 - April, 1930 Page: 261
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The Texas State Convention of Germans in 1854
Braunfels met in a mass meeting on June 26, 1855, and "passed
resolutions, the purport of which was that, as they had been at-
tacked by the newspapers of the state, they wished to say that they
acknowledged their allegiance to the constitution and the laws of
the state, that they were not responsible for the sentiments expressed
in the San Antonio Zeitung, and that it was both unjust and un-
true that they had feelings inimical to Americans.'"26 At a mass
meeting of Germans in Lockhart on July 2, 1855, it was resolved,
among other things, to recommend to their German countrymen to
discountenance and suppress all attempts to disturb the institution
During the summer of 1855 the excitement over the San An-
tonio platform gradually decreased. Over a year had passed since
the convention had been held and men were growing tired of dis-
cussing and quarreling about the platform. A new question began
to agitate the minds of thinking men. Know-nothingism caused
the German settlers to forget their differences and to work in har-
mony with the liberal element among the American population.
"2Sandbo, Anna Irene, "The First Session of the Secession Convention of
Texas," The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, XVIII, 175. The article
by Sandbo refers to the Galveston News of July 17, 1855. The resolutions
of the New Braunfels meeting appeared in the La Grange Paper, July 7,
1855, p. 2, cols. 5-6, and in the Tewas State Gazette, July 11, 1855, p. 1,
"Texas State Gazette, July 25, 1855, p. 4, col. 2.
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