Texas in 1850. By Melinda Rankin. Page: 133 of 196
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TEXAS IN 1850.
sufficiently to give a reasonable elucidation why the
town of Cincinnati has not acquired that degree of importance,
which its situation might, apparently, have
secured. A prevalence of those vices so deleterious to
society has tarnished greatly its reputation, preventing
that increase of population necessary to secure its
growth and prosperity. Hence the necessity of early
attention to those objects in which is concentrated the
moving power to influence and popularity. Inattention
to the promotion of moral objects cannot be permitted
without hazarding every consideration connected with
the well-being and prosperity of any community.
The dark day of Cincinnati's history, it is hoped, has
passed ; and under those auspices calculated to elevate
its moral character, a brighter day, no doubt, is
destined to dawn, which shall reflect a more pleasing
and agreeable reputation abroad. During the last year a
building has been erected, designed both for school
and Church purposes, in which a school has gone into
operation, conducted in a manner calculated to exert a
favorable influence upon society. A Church has been
recently organized by the Cum. Presbyterians which
embraces some of the most influential citizens. A Sabbath
school, also, has been lately reorganized by the
Agent of the American S. S. Union which is securing
the favor and co-operation of the people in a manner
which promises its permanency. These causes combined,
will, no doubt, have a tendency to renovate
society and turn public feeling into its right channel.
Nowhere do institutions for moral improvement so
quickly manifest their fruits as in Texas. It seems
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Rankin, Melinda. Texas in 1850. By Melinda Rankin., book, 1850; Boston. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6107/m1/133/: accessed May 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .