The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 62, July 1958 - April, 1959 Page: 224
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which to construct sentences, and one spectator gave "rebel" as
a word. After some explanation to her, a young lady of sixteen
wrote, "The Southern rebels have a right to disobey Lincoln."
The hall was full to capacity, reported the Gazette.11s
A House resolution during the week ending November 30 was
adopted instructing the sergeant-at-arms to remove the United
States motto E Pluribus Unum from the beak of a gilt eagle over
the speaker's desk. Said the Gazette, "We notice since, that the
obnoxious motto is absent.",.
On Tuesday evening, November 26, from 7 o'clock until mid-
night, Governor Lubbock entertained at a grand levee in the
executive mansion. The Gazette editor remarked on the number
of finely dressed gentlemen present, and noted a few tears from
the women despite the gaiety and dancing. He used the article
as an editorial to pressure Austinites into joining a military or-
During the week ending November go, the Texas Legislature
passed a $500 appropriation for the purpose of assisting Robert
Creuzbaur in submitting his invention, the "Sea King," to the
Confederate War Department for examination. The invention
was designed to rid a port of blockaders.121
On December 7, 1861, at 8 P.M., Chancey Sheppard, S. H. Cone,
and Alfred M. Hobby addressed Austin citizens on behalf of the
Texas soldiers. A twenty-five-cent admission was charged, with the
proceeds going to the Soldiers' Aid Society. Another meeting was
held at 7: go .M. on December 14, with speeches by several noted
A tableau vivant was held on Friday night, December 14. The
Gazette editor did not attend since he said he could not afford the
$2 admission fee and since complimentary tickets to editors were
unknown in Austin. A dance followed the tableau.122 The tableau
and dance were repeated with variations on Friday, December
20. Money from the two events went to the Soldiers' Aid Society.
A masked ball at Buaas Hall on Friday night, December 27, was
118Ibid., November 23, 1861, p. 2.
1191bid., November o30, 1861, p. 2.
122Ibid., December z2, 1861, p. 2.
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