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INDIAN WARS AND PIONEERS O' TEXAS.
ments were rapidly made. In the summer of 1835
he visited Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana and
Kentucky, making known the inducements to emigration.
He had been authorized by the Mexican
government to offer to settlers who were heads of
families one league and one labor of land, onefourth
of a league to single men, and to foreigners
marrying native Americans, one league and a quarter
border he was subject to all the trials and hardships
inseparable from contact with the wild and savage
Indians. Enterprising and patriotic, he had many
opportunities for an exhibition of those traits.
From the campaigns of 1812 and 1814, down to
1842, the year of his death, he was an active participant
in every struggle of his countrymen. Before
the revolution of 1835-6 he introduced more than
600 families into the colonies, fully one-half of the
ST''ERILING C. ROBER ISON.
Col. Robertson was a delegate to the General
Convention of 1836, was one of the signers of the
Declaration of Independence, and of the Constitution
of the Republic of Texas. Hle commanded
a military company in the spring of 1836 and received
therefor a donation of 640 acres of land,
having participated in the battle of San Jacinto.
He was a member of the First Senate of the Congress
of the Republic of Texas.
He died in Robertson County, Texas, March 4,
1842, in the fifty-seventh year of his age. No man
ever led a more eventful or trying life. On the
whole number having come at his expense. It
would require a volume to recount in detail all his
experiences, the adventures, trials and escapes
through which he passed from the time of his coming
to the frontier until his decease.
He was a gentleman of rare culture and was esteemed,
not only for the nobility of his nature, but
for his commanding intellectuality and unselfish
devotion to his country and the cause of constitutional
freedom. He was a leader among that band
of heroes and statesmen who laid the foundation
for the Texas of to-day.
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Brown, John Henry. Indian wars and pioneers of Texas, book, 1880~; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6725/m1/470/: accessed March 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .