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CHAPTER V.
Progress of the Institutions of Texas. Moral and Religious Institutions
must keep pace with other Departments of Improvement.
MIoral Training of Youth. Education must be Evangelized.
Adaptation of the Sabbath School. Its Prosperity and Importance.
Necessity of Replenishing the Departments of Christian Enterprise.
A Demand for Missionaries. Prospective Influence of Texas over
Mlexico. Necessity of raising Texas to a high point of Moral
Power. The Consequent Effects upon Mexico.
WHILE we deplore the existing destitutions of Texas,
we would not fail to acknowledge, with all due congratulation,
the much that has been accomplished under
the many difficult and disadvantageous circumstances.
The progress of her institutions, considering the age
and resources of the country, is in a great measure
respectable, and flattering to the genius and enterprise
of the people. It may reasonably be hoped that the
religious and educational interests of the state are in
a progressive condition, yet it becomes necessary to
se all proper endeavors to stimulate to more enlarged
efforts in the promotion of objects of such momentous
importance. However rapidly the country has advanced
in its physical, moral, and intellectual resources, within
the last few years, the bow of promise and anticipation
abides in the future. If the proper means are made
to concentrate their forces, we may expect to advance
in the future more rapidly than in the time past. The
amtives which urge all to co-operate in the glorious
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Rankin, Melinda. Texas in 1850. By Melinda Rankin., book, 1850; Boston. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6107/m1/46/ocr/: accessed July 30, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .