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Brief History of Columbus
A HISTORIAL TREAT-
-Appearing Serially In
THE COLOR ADO CITIZEN
This authentic recital of many famous events in
the early history of Texas, written in a highly enter-
taining manner; begins in the Citizen of March 3rd.
Read the first installment and you will follow it to the
ICdi C ard th ad ha gentle n to his fre* , than I d d.erb .en able t.
Clara Cardelle, the ladywo gain fam llthe workon Texas wilh have been yet
discovered these letters many pubt l st rrd to" me, that. prhps.
had a urddl w s* much pe re an Infermation in
years after they were written l" ...,, . o' ,,... ,,, ,, ier.s ,t . ....
says the world. sought and obtained leave to publlok
Says: thm.. I give them so they are, from the pen of the
"A ohort titeo since, I chanod to find, among the author, koot by revielnand e orroting, *ome gem
papers f oc worthy friend, larg pile o letters from should beo loot or soome obeaty srrd.
Tease. some of them aring an early dt In th his. - (Speaking of the author) "'HI has
tory of that country. I opened them nd commenced pent the greater prt ef hislfe In the new country.
reading--oon. became deeply Interested. Many on the fronters, esposd oall the perillsof war, and
events in the history of Texas, before hidden lnd my the dangeoro oottilno wilderness. He has passed
terieus, now became clear to me. I read on, and my through that which might cause many stout heart to
attention became more and more deeply engromed. quall; yet through all, he never mom discouraged, nor
I followed my author through all the changes ad revs Incllndd to repine his le. He hae at Iet grown grey
lutions of Teas; through all hie uferlngs In thet ent In the service of his country, ad moeng the ruggd ,-
ed old; and al1 his pleasure In the season of peao. oottlore who ever people a wlldernes; and now ho to
Some new doNght contantly unfolded ItseIf to my permitted to enjoy the bleoingeof that pace tor
mind ; and when I finished the Ihters, I felt that I had which he oe Iong leaked, es leg hoped, and h hbut
ebluined more Information from the private ttrs el ' lately found."
If, after reading the First installment of these letters,, you think
they should be preserved for future generations in book form, and
if you would like a copy of the book in your library. Sign your
name to this blank and mail it to the Colorado Citizen, Columbus.
Texas.. If enough people are
The Colorado Citizen., interested we plan to issue an
Columbus, Texas, Dote
edition of books to be sold
I blieve "Dewees Letters" 'should be preserved in i
book form for future generations of Teeans. I would at a moderate price. This
like to have a copy of the book If it is priced reason- blank does not obligate you
ably when ioeud.
in any way. You merely ex-
,Addres press a desire to see the book
This advertisement for the serial publication of the "letters" of William B. Dewees
ran in the March 3, 1922 issue of The Colorado Citizen. Note the mispelling of
historical. The ad asks readers to subscribe to a publication of the "letters" in
book form. No such book was ever printed.
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