Texas in 1850. By Melinda Rankin. Page: 156 of 196
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TEXAS IN 1850.
conclusion that Texas was not so far in the " background"
as has been represented. The people of
Houston are proverbial for their politeness and hospitality
to strangers; and if some of our friends from
abroad would like to acquaint themselves with a Texan
city, we invite them most cordially to satisfy their curiosity,
and from the truth of our assertions, by giving
Houston a friendly call. Facts
satisfy any impartial individual, that society in
Texas is not of an inferior order, but that public sentiment
is as elevated as may be found in any other portion
of the United States.
Brazoria, situated thirty miles from the mouth of the
Brazos, is a town which claims a good degree of consequence.
Its early settlement gave flattering indications
of its being one of the most important towns of Texas.
Circumstances, however, operated to retard its prosperity,
and, after various depressions, it has, at the
present, assumed an appearance which promises its
future prosperity. Its business is increasing, and its
commercial location, being easy of access and convenient
to the sea, will inevitably render it a place of considerable
interest. Its situation is healthy, and being
upon an elevation it has a pleasing and commanding
The population of Brazoria is composed of a very good
class of citizens, yet there exists a great deficiency in
the moral and educational advantages of the town. No
permanent schools have been established there, as yet,
though the town and country presents ample advan
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Rankin, Melinda. Texas in 1850. By Melinda Rankin., book, 1850; Boston. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6107/m1/156/: accessed July 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .