Texas in 1850. By Melinda Rankin. Page: 192 of 196
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TEXAS 1N 1850.
are called upon to exert their influence in behalf of this
interesting town. On account of the extensive intercourse
which Brownsville has with the various parts of
Mexico, it may be regarded an important medium of
communication by which Protestantism may be introduced
into Mexico, and hence appears the necessity of
a strong influence of that sort being concentrated at
Roma, Rio Grande, Laredo and El Paso are also
important -holds, which should be secured with strong
Bible influences; and will not the Christian world duly
take into consideration the importance of immediately
reinforcing those interesting places with the means
necessary for the advancement of the much desired
the moral elevation of degraded Mexico .
We have now travelled hastily over Texas, and from
the interesting scenes of the Rio Grande we will turn
and take one more glance of Texas as a whole.
In the retrospect, an interesting subject presents
one sufficiently expansive to enlist an interest,
perhaps unequalled in the contemplation of any other
The early history of Texas is strange and interesting,
if not illustrious. Occupying a point of apparent obscurity,
almost unknown to the world, her daring energy
and noble spirit flashed forth in the declaration, that
she resolved to be " free, sovereign and independent,"
with that intrepidity which confirmed to her enemies
the practical enforcement of that declaration, and with
scarcely any advantage but her noble sentiments of
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Rankin, Melinda. Texas in 1850. By Melinda Rankin., book, 1850; Boston. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6107/m1/192/: accessed April 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .