Texas in 1850. By Melinda Rankin. Page: 116 of 196
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TEXAS IN 1850.
It is certainly important that this subject should receive
as much attention in Texas as elsewhere; and there is
scarcely a State in the Union which has not its seminaries
of an elevated character; and why should not
Texas have similar ? The well-being of this new and
interesting State requires that the important element
of power, female influence, should receive the necessary
preparation for the extensive sway it is destined
to exert over society. This subject is one of vital importance
to the interests of a country, which, if duly
considered, would not be regarded second to any other.
Let female education be duly appreciated, and its
elevation be made an object of general interest and
attention, an element of power is thrown into society
which must exert a powerful influence in the preservation
of all those important objects which constitute the
grace and charm of refined and happy life.
The design and labor, requisite for carrying an institution
of the right stamp into operation, must devolve
upon some friend of female education whose energy is
sufficient to enable him to determine a location, obtain
the necessary funds, arrange the buildings, and adopt
the course of instruction to be pursued.
Some of our northern friends, who would do a good
work for Texas, might find an enterprise of this kind to
amply compensate them for their labor. If some of
the efficient female teachers in our Northern institutions
could see it their duty to leave a less important field
for a more promising one, they surely could not be disappointed
in embarking upon the enterprise specified.
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Rankin, Melinda. Texas in 1850. By Melinda Rankin., book, 1850; Boston. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6107/m1/116/: accessed July 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .