The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 50, July 1946 - April, 1947 Page: 499
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Notes and Documents 499
evenness, of course. He was not impervious to the influences-
no man could be-that endeared him to Galveston and Dallas.
One had been the home of his boyhood and early young man-
hood, and he had planned, and given and wrought ceaselessly,
in ways which had converted Dallas from, the wide place in the
road, a very muddy road, that it was when he became a resident
of it, into the beautiful and magnificent city that it is today.
But with the exceptions due to these circumstances, all Texas
was one community to him, one indivisible whole, in the same
sense and in the same degree that the United States was to Walt
Whitman. I never heard him speak of the possibility of Texas's
being split up into five or any number of states; but I am sure
that he would have resented a definite proposal as a profanation
of a matchless history.
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