The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 61, July 1957 - April, 1958 Page: 382
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382 Southwestern Historical Quarterly
In 1876 a young publisher, John Sleeper, in the first Waco
City Directory, in mentioning the justly famous grant and its
ordeals, wrote that
...it may possibly never be known how much the protracted litiga-
tion growing out of this La Vega Grant has affected, deteriously
[sic], the material prosperity of this County and this City. .. But
now it has been purged of its law-breakers; and good, honest, produc-
ing citizens now inhabit and cultivate the beautiful and fertile land,
over which the Modocs aforetime roved and depredated at will, with
none to dare molest or make them afraid.
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