Texas in 1850. By Melinda Rankin. Page: 180 of 196
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TEXAS IN 1850.
laboring in harmony with the Methodist missionaries,
both occupying the same house of worship. The labors
of these missionaries have been intended principally for
the benefit of the American population, and, to some
considerable extent, have been successful. Much good,
it is confidently believed, has been accomplished.
"There is a general interest manifested among the
Americans in behalf of Protestant worship. The church,
built mainly through the agency of Rev. Mr. M'Cullough,
is generally well filled with attentive hearers
" San Antonio now presents an open door of usefulness
to evangelical ministers. The American population is
increasing rapidly, and there is generally a large number
of strangers in the city who should be accommodated
with Protestant worship.
" An effort should be made to enlighten and improve
the Mexican population. A limited supply of Bibles,
Testaments, and tracts, in the Spanish language, has
been distributed among the Mexicans; but, to effect
permanent results, the effort to distribute Bibles,
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Rankin, Melinda. Texas in 1850. By Melinda Rankin., book, 1850; Boston. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6107/m1/180/: accessed July 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .