The Chinese label by James Francis DavisThe Chinese label by James Francis Davis

The Chinese label

byJames Francis Davis

Paperback | February 7, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1920 Excerpt: ... Chapter VII THE CROSSROADS OF TEXAS Golden brown from the rich soil through which it flows, the River of the Arms of God winds southeasterly to the Gulf of Mexico. Something more than a hundred miles from its mouth, set far enough back from the westerly bank to be above its occasional floods, stood the village of San Felipe de Austin--not to be confused with the present city of Austin on the Colorado which became the third capital of the Texas Republic and continued, after our entrance into the American Union, to be the capital of the state. In actual size the compact portion of that older town was unimpressive, containing not more than forty or fifty buildings, but in importance it was no mean city, for it was the center of all the far-flung Austin Colony, which had grown to more than twelve thousand inhabitants. The mouth-filling Spanish name of the river--Rio de los Brazos de Dios--had been shortened in common speech to Brazos, and that word also titled the governmental division of which San Felipe was the capital. The population of the Department of the Brazos included relatively few of Spanish descent. Except that it was a pioneer community, San Felipe had little in common with Nacogdoches. Stephen Austin, more than any other of the empresarios authorized by the Mexican government to bring immigrants, had consciously and conscientiously builded for order and worth and permanency. His requirements before he would sell his grants of land included the provision that the prospective colonist should prove himself to be "moral, sober and industrious," and while it was to be expected that some of the vouchings for character should be on the side of a liberal interpretation of the phrase, his immigrants for the most part were solid, earnest men, seeking opport...
Title:The Chinese labelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:156 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.33 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217576605

ISBN - 13:9780217576604

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