The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 39, July 1935 - April, 1936 Page: 99
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The Earliest Printing and First Newspaper in Texas 99
leader, thus directly connecting the first three instances of Texas
printing with movements seeking the overthrow of Spanish au-
thority; that possibly the immediate reason Toledo printed the
newspaper was to discredit Guti6rrez, his rival; that the printer
of the paper was named Moore, possibly Samuel Moore, of Penn-
sylvania; and that probably the press was taken from San An-
tonio to Monterrey after the defeat of Toledo and that it there
became also the first press in Nueva Le6n.
The evidence in favor of these conclusions is, I believe, very
strong, resting as it does on the testimony of an exceptionally
competent eyewitness and supported by a wealth of first-hand
material. Final definite proof, however, awaits the discovery of
quotations from Toledo's paper in other newspapers, or better
still the finding of what would be the piece de resistance of Texas
bibliography--a copy of El Mejicano itself.
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 39, July 1935 - April, 1936, periodical, 1936; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101095/m1/113/: accessed December 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.