Texas in 1850. By Melinda Rankin. Page: 179 of 196
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TEXAS IN 1850.
San Antonio has at present a population of about
6,000 inhabitants, quite a proportion of which are Mexicans,
and has been, until quite recently, entirely under
Roman Catholic influence.
*" We have often heard and read of the moral depravity
of San Antonio, and that this depravity, instead
of being checked and subdued by Romanism, had been
encouraged and promoted thereby, especially by the
example of the Roman priests, who had been more
devoted to the pleasures of the card-table and the billiard
room, than to the appropriate duties and functions
of their high office. Under the influence of a religion
of pompous and superstitious ceremonies, with
a secular and corrupt priesthood, what other result
could be anticipated, but that of the universal d
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Rankin, Melinda. Texas in 1850. By Melinda Rankin., book, 1850; Boston. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6107/m1/179/: accessed August 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .