The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 22, July 1918 - April, 1919 Page: 17
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Stephen F. Austin 17
of his hand, and characteristically his last conscious thought was
of its welfare. He waked from a dream thinking that the United
States had recognized its independence, and died in that belief.':
His death thus, at the age of only forty-three, on the eve of the
fruition of all his labors, with the country redeemed from the wil-
derness and others assuming the burden of responsibility that had
deprived him of home, wife, and family, was, one of fate's grim
ironies-a distressing personal tragedy.
37Hammeken, "Recollections of Stephen F. Austin," THE QUARTERLY,
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