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Description: Newspaper clipping regarding the settlement in Texas. First portion (front side) is signed by W. D'Hanis & Co. and dated March 1846 from Antwerp. Second portion (front side) mentions Haby's return to Europe to take his family back to Texas and is signed Huth & Co. and dated March 25, 1846 from Neufreystaedt. Second clipping (reverse side) has two sections: First section is part of a letter commending the character of a vicar. The second section relates the story of four lumberjacks who found a stash of gold presumed buried during the French Revolution. They turned it over to the owner of the land, who had it distributed amongst the poor of the community. The third, and last, section contains various small news items.
Date: March 1846

[Document regarding the founding of Castroville]

Description: Document regarding the founding of Castroville on the banks of the Medina in the province of San Antonio de Bexar. Gives potential emigrants information about price of passage, cost of farm animals in Texas, and lists items emigrating families should bring with them, including kitchen utensils, farming implements, seeds and other items.
Date: 1845

[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

[L. Huth & Son]

Description: Clipping recommending L. Huth & Son as merchants.
Date: unknown

[Blätter aus dem Buche der Weisheit]

Description: Clipping with sayings about life. On reverse is a partial illustration of a scene in Valparaiso with a description and a guide for foreigners who visit the Andes.
Date: unknown


Description: Clipping containing small items of news including the following: 100 women from France are going to Mexico for silk growing, a French merchant locked up a thief with a vicious dog who killed him, and Ben Thompson has no shortage of refreshments and melons but welcomes visitors in jail. Reverse is a fragment of a clipping regarding trains.
Date: unknown

[Curing Cancer with Red-Clover Tea]

Description: Clipping regarding the use of red-clover tea to cure cancer. Advertisements on the reverse side for Wm. W. Gamble, Bookseller and Stationer, and Gamble's News Depot, San Antonio, Texas.
Date: unknown

[Two advertisements]

Description: Clipping advertising an etching reproduction of a painting by Jean Francois Millet, "The Angelus", pg. 72. Etching is offered as free gift to weekly subscribers of The St. Louis Republic. Watch advertisements on verso, pg. 71. Watches are offered by The Brodix Publishing Co., Washington, D.C., to subscribers and club organizers of "The Home Magazine".
Date: unknown

[Habeas Corpus]

Description: Article in a clipping explaining habeas corpus. Reverse side lists advertisements for various items, including building sites and garden plants, in a newspaper clipping.
Date: unknown

[Citronen als Diätetisches Heilmittel]

Description: Clipping detailing the medicinal use of lemons as previously published in The Lancet. Includes recipes for lemonade and similar substances. Advertisements on reverse.
Date: unknown

[Torn page, in German]

Description: Torn document with advertisements on one side and text regarding the name of a river and the history of Austin Colony.
Date: unknown

[A Candle to Burn All Night]

Description: Clipping containing small factoids, jokes, and anecdotes, including how to make a candle burn longer.
Date: unknown

Texas, Castro-Ville

Description: Document inviting the public to learn more about the prosperity of Castroville by contacting any one of a list of men. The end states that Mr. Castro is still giving free land to families and bachelors.
Date: unknown

[Motten, Motten, Motten]

Description: Article discussing how to rid oneself of wool-eating moths. Clipping. Reverse has advertisements for various items.
Date: unknown

[A Useful Table/Measurements]

Description: Clipping with a useful table "to aid farmers in arriving at accuracy in estimating the amount of land in different fields under cultivation" and an article with formulas for measurement conversions related to agriculture. Advertisements on verso.
Date: unknown

[Medical Advice]

Description: Excerpt with medical advice on treatment of sun-stroke, recovery of the drowned, of persons struck by lightning and remedy for pulmonary consumption (incomplete). On the first page is a list of countries with corresponding numbers.
Date: unknown