Texas in 1850. By Melinda Rankin. Page: 112 of 196
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TEXAS IN 1850.
This is as it should be. Not until the people of
Texas are convinced that ministers cannot follow two
trades successfully, will the Gospel be sustained, so
that it can be dispensed with that ability which ensures
its great end.
That ministers have to resort to secular employments
for a support, is in direct contradiction to the declaration
of Scripture, and to the example of the Saviour.
Ie most emphatically called his disciples to leave
their employments and go and preach the Gospel, assuring
them that " The workman was worthy of his
It is a duty no less imperiously demanded at the
present, and those to whom is committed the charge of
souls, as they who must give an account, should be exempt
from the cares and perplexities, incident to men
of the world.
Larissa is also the seat of a seminary of learning,
under the control of the Cumberland Presbyterian
Church. It is quite a popular institution, and bids fair
to do much in promoting the cause of education in this
part of the State.
West of Larissa is Palestine, shire town of Anderson
county, which lies adjacent to the Trinity river. This
town presents, also, one of those rare specimens of rapid
improvement, -growing up, as it were, in a day. Its
situation is favorable for commerce, being but twelve
miles from Magnolia, a commercial point on the Trinity
river, and occupies the seat of an exceedingly rich and
fertile country. A very good degree of public spirit is
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Rankin, Melinda. Texas in 1850. By Melinda Rankin., book, 1850; Boston. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6107/m1/112/: accessed January 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .