Texas in 1850. By Melinda Rankin. Page: 134 of 196
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TEXAS IN 1850.
but necessary to set the wheel in motion to secure that
co-operation requisite for its onward course. This fact
evinces the spirit of the people for favoring those
objects which have for their design moral and intellectual
The Sabbath school cause in particular meets with
universal approbation wherever it is introduced. Its
influence is counteracting one of the most prominent
evils to which society is subject,--that of Sabbath
breaking. Instead of the Lord's day being spent in
idle amusements, children and youth are inclined by its
influence to become interested in those subjects calculated
to improve the mind and heart. These effects are
so evidently manifested in Texas that the most ample
encouragement is presented for extending an institution
so fraught with happy results.
The influence which it is exerting upon the morals
of Cincinnati affords indubitable evidence of its superior
efficacy, and would silence all opposition which might
be raised against this heaven-born institution. Next to
the preaching of the gospel it is the most powerful agent
in promoting morality and piety, and in preparing the
way for every good and important object.
The impulse which Cincinnati has lately received is
increasing its population and business. A highly
respectable class of citizens are coming in, who possess
a good degree of enterprise in the way of improvements.
The town is pleasantly situated, and, with the numerous
advantages which it enjoys, cannot fail of becoming an
important point in Texas.
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Rankin, Melinda. Texas in 1850. By Melinda Rankin., book, 1850; Boston. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6107/m1/134/: accessed January 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .