The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 40, July 1936 - April, 1937 Page: 15
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Prince Solms's Trip to Texas, 1844-1845
and would call on President Houston and Secretary of State
Anson Jones to apprise them of the change in the affairs of the
Society. He was going to write articles for the newspapers of
Texas, New Orleans, and New York in order to counteract those
which Bourgeois would undoubtedly write. "From President
Houston and from Secretary of State Anson Jones," he said, "I
am continuously receiving written assurances of their good will
and their interest in the cause of the Society. . . . The atti-
tude of the people out here in the western part of Texas is alto-
gether in our favor, especially in the matter of trade advantages
for the Society, for they see the benefits accruing to them from
the importation of good and cheap articles."27
The fourth report, which was made from Nassau Farm on Sep-
tember 20, 1844, was rather brief. Prince Solms had arrived
there after a five-day trip on horseback from San Antonio. Be-
fore he wrote his report he called on Anson Jones, who shared
his opinion that Bourgeois would not receive a renewal of his
contract. Prince Solms pictured Nassau Farm as being in a very
unsatisfactory condition, since much property had disappeared
and the cotton crop was short. He assured the immigrants who
had been enlisted in Germany by Fisher and who had arrived at
Galveston in July aboard the brig Weser that the land promised
them by Fisher had not been forfeited. He wanted to know if
these immigrants were entitled to the same rights as those to be
sent by the Society. Concerning politics in Texas he reported
that it was rumored that Dr. Anson Jones had defeated General
Burleson for the presidency.28
Prince Solms's fifth report, dated Galveston, October 25, 1844,
announced the selection of D. H. Klaener of that city as agent of
the Society. Klaener was to have charge of transporting the set-
tlers from Galveston to Matagorda Bay, where Prince Solms and
Fisher were to purchase sufficient land for a landing place and
leave a manager in charge to receive the settlers. From Indianola,
or Carlshafen, as this place came to be known, Solms and Fisher
were to go to the Guadalupe along the route to be taken by the
colonists, and then to the Fisher and Miller grant in company
with Major Hays and a detachment of rangers. After returning
"S-B A., XL, 29-37; Kalender filr 1916, pp. 29-34.
"S-B A., XL, 43-46; Kalender filr 1916, pp. 34-36.
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