The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 77, July 1973 - April, 1974 Page: 498
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the death, the sickness or the absence of one of the missionaries.'" Otherwise
it could happen that at times the mission would be without a missionary,
as for example, in the very possible case of a missionary's illness. In such a
case the President would be forced (as a precept of the Rule requires) to
give him religious assistance, and he could not do so without neglecting the
care of the missions. Obviously, if there are only two missionaries and one is
ill and the other is helping him, neither one will be able to take care of the
missions; nor in this case could the missionary from La Bahia remedy the
need, because the Indians there are recent converts and untrained, and so it
would be morally impossible for one missionary to take care of two missions,
which would be the only alternative. Because of this and also because of
other happenings that could take place, I am of the opinion that no change
should be made as regards the supernumerary, respecting always the better
judgment of your Reverences, to which I humbly submit.
Kissing the feet of your Reverences,
Fr. Jh. Francisco L6pez
President - Rubric
1It had been the practice to.have a supernumerary missionary at a group of missions;
he substituted for the regular missionary when he was ill or absent. The last supernu-
merary in Texas was Father Antonio Solorzano, who died at the age of seventy-two in
Mission Nuestra Sefiora del Espiritu Santo on July 4, I8o8. Bernardino Vallejo to Man-
uel Maria de Salcedo, December I I, I8o8, Bexar Archives; Libro de los Difuntos, I, No.
193, ACZ (microfilm, RLSJ).
The Prairie View A. and M. "gray stone Administration Building, whose
architectural design was widely admired" (a quotation found in numerous
histories of the college), was erected in 1889, and was completely destroyed by
fire in March, I947. This rare photograph of the building shows the facade
from a position to one side. The college Bulletin for 1891, however, contains
a drawing of the front view which illustrates its architectural kinship to other
college Main Buildings of the period. Photo courtesy Archives, Prairie View
A. and M.
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