A Journey Through Texas, Or, A Saddle-trip on the Southwestern Frontier: With a Statistical Appendix (Google eBook)

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Dix, Edwards & Company, 1857 - Frontier and pioneer life - 516 pages
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User Review  - Barrett Doherty - Goodreads

Olmsted before designing Central Park was commissioned by the soon-to-be NY Times to travel across the south and report about slavery. In 1856-57 he spent 6 months with his brother taking a saddle ... Read full review

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User Review  - John - Goodreads

Excellent, Excellent, Excellent. I'v read it many times. A smart person's view of the Texas frontier. Read full review

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Page 489 - ... no man shall be compelled to attend, erect, or support any place of worship, or to maintain any ministry, against his consent...
Page 396 - Laughed in the flickering light ; and the pewter plates on the dresser Caught and reflected the flame, as shields of armies the sunshine.
Page 489 - That all power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority, and instituted for their peace, safety and happiness.
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Page 289 - To come to the point at once, I beg to say that I have not the least belief in the Noble Savage. I consider him a prodigious nuisance, and an enormous superstition. His calling rum fire-water, and me a pale face, wholly fail to reconcile me to him.
Page 493 - A general diffusion of knowledge and intelligence being essential to the preservation of the rights and liberties of the people, the Legislature shall encourage by all suitable means the promotion of intellectual, scientific, moral, and agricultural improvement.
Page 493 - ... one-tenth of the annual revenue of the State derivable from taxation as a perpetual fund, which fund shall be appropriated to the support of free public schools; and no law shall ever be made diverting said fund to any other use; and, until such time as the legislature shall provide for the establishment of such schools in the several districts of the State, the fund thus created shall remain as a charge against the State, passed to the credit of the free common school fund.
Page 489 - Almighty God according to the dictates of their own consciences; no man can of right be compelled to attend, erect or support any place of worship, or to maintain any ministry against his consent; no human authority can, in any case whatever, control or interfere with the rights of conscience and no preference shall ever be given by law to any religious establishments or modes of worship.

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