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[Booklet of Verse]

Description: Booklet of verse containing poems in French and German. Titles include: "Manners, a poem", "The Little Man Who's Piss'd", "I am a woman by nature", "Weep with me oh you nightly still rhymes" (signed by R.L.), "A heart that is suffering torment", "Love note", "Having once young man chosen the friends of your beloved", "What are you missing, oh my heart", and a poem from an unknown woman addressed to Wilhelm.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Pamphlet

[Clipping from Courrier D'Alsace, Cinquiéme année, No. 118]

Description: Clipping from a newsletter dated October 1, 1846 that includes a letter from Huth & Co stating that Texas has good soil, the climate is healthy and all are thriving and states that Pfanner must have been motivated by something other than truth to say such bad things about Texas in his previously published letter. The writer goes on to explain the process of distributing land and refrains from explaining why Pfanner's last letter was written from Mexico and not Texas. Sign by Huth & Co. on September 24, 1846 in Neufreystaedt. Letters and articles are translated into German.
Date: October 1, 1846
Item Type: Clipping

The Cosmopolitan Hand-book of Rules and Tables

Description: Educational book about business and agriculture. Includes tables for conversions of various weights and measures, population and census data, information for making purchases and sales in agriculture, and business advice, along with an extensive section of advertisements.
Date: 1884
Creator: Coryell, E. E.
Item Type: Book

Courrier D'Alsace. Cinquiéme année, No. 103, August 27, 1846

Description: Newsletter dated August 27, 1846 with a letter from Vicar Pfanner. The newsletter has requested the truth about the settlement in Texas. He states that it is a beautiful country, but hot and dry and while some crops do well, people fare poorly because of fevers. He claims that the population of Texas is drawn from the dregs of humanity. He recommends that people not consider settling in Texas. The letter and other articles are translated into German.
Date: August 27, 1846