Texas in 1850. By Melinda Rankin. Page: 117 of 196
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TEXAS IN 1850.
As reasons for suggesting such a co-operation, is the
elevatedll principle upon which such objects are conconducted
at the north, and the necessity of extending
such influences into less favored portions of country.
With the advanced state of educating in the north and
east, national philanthropy should lead to the planting
of literary institutions in other portions of the Union,
calculated to arouse and develope the youthful mind of
communities, which might, otherwise, remain unknown
The object under present consideration might be successfully
accomplished by some indomitable individual,
whose benevolence and philanthropy might prompt to
undertake it. Similar institutions have been founded
under more unfavorable circumstances. A more desirable
location and encouraging prospect could not be
presented, as the country is destined before many years
to become densely populated.
The Trinity valley is rapidly attracting emigration;
Its particular merits, perhaps, cannot be better set
forth, than by an extract which we shall take the liberty
of inserting from one of the public journals of
" The Trinity valley, watered as it is by the best
navigable river in Texas, presents greater inducements
to the emigrants, than, perhaps, any portion of our country;
and it is only necessary for its many advantages
to be known to secure a speedy settlement, and consequent
prosperity, unequalled in the history of the settlement
of any new country.
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Rankin, Melinda. Texas in 1850. By Melinda Rankin., book, 1850; Boston. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6107/m1/117/: accessed July 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .