Texas in 1850. By Melinda Rankin. Page: 9 of 196
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Necessity of Protestant Emigration. Prevalence of the Roman
Catholic Religion. Immediate Efforts demanded for the Evangelization
of Mexicans on the Rio Grande. Dr. Baker's Report of
the Condition and Wants of that interesting portion of Country.
The Readiness of the Mexicans to receive the Gospel. Eagerness
for Bibles and Tracts. Description of the Upper Rio Grande.
Destitution of Ministers and Teachers. Fertility of the Country
and Inducements for settlers. Recent Organization of Counties.
Appeal for Laborers in behalf of the Rio Grande Valley. Description
of San Antonio. Gonzales. Seguin. Of the Country situated
on the Gaudaloupe River. Influence of the Temperance Cause.
School Houses and Churches taking the place of Grog-Shops.
Description of New Braunfels. Comal Town. Valley of the Comal
River. Castroville. Beauty of the Natural Scenery. Indianola.
Goliad. Towns on the Rio Grande. Edinborough. New St.
Louis. Brownsville. Roma. Rio Grande. Laredo. El Paso.
Necessity of re-enforcing the latter towns with strong Protestant
Influences, on account of their prospective influence over Mexico.
Retrospect of Texas. Her Early History. The Noble Sentiments
of Freedom evinced by the Early Settlers of Texas. The
Achievement of their Independence. Foundation for the Prosperity
which has succeeded. The Immense Improvements. Motives
for Emigration. A Field for Interest and Usefulness. A Great
Work yet demanded. A Contest waged. Texians called upon,
to gird on their Spiritual Armor. An Appeal for Christian Volunteers
to aid in this Holy Warfare. p. 81
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