The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 49, July 1945 - April, 1946 Page: 88
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testator's real estate, personal property, and slaves. Item IX
provides for the education of Benigno Bernardino.
Conditions in the province of Texas after the passing of the
House of Barr and Davenport show the constructive influence
this trading firm had on the Texas-Louisiana frontier. The
death of Edward Murphy in 1808 and William Barr in 1810
weakened but did not destroy the house. Its final dissolution
came with the invasion of Texas by the Gutierrez-Magee
expedition, when Davenport joined the filibusters. The Spanish
victory at Medina sealed the end of the House of Barr and
Davenport since, thereafter, Davenport, the last remaining
partner, was proscribed. After the Gutierrez-Magee filibusters
were driven out of Texas, Spanish authorities established their
control feebly along the frontier, which was given extensively
to smuggling, and the Indians carried on destructive forays on
the settlements, for they no longer had the stabilizing influence
of the House of Barr and Davenport.
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