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LIFE AND WRITINGS
RUFUS C. BURLESON,
D. D., LL. D.
CONTAINING A BIOGRAPHY OF DR. BURLESON BY
Hon. Harry Haynes
FUNERAL OCCASION, WITH SERMON, ADDRESSES,
SELECTED " CHAPEL TALKS.
SELECTED ADDRESSES AND ARTICLES.
DR. BURLESON AS A PREACHER
WITH SELECTED SERMONS.
MANY OF ''THE OLD GUARD" SERIES OF
MANY ARTICLES ON TEXAS HISTORY.
COMPILED. AND PUBIISHFD BY
MRS. GEORGIA J. BURLESON.
Entered according to act of Congress, ia
the year 1901, by Mrs. Georgia J. Burleson, in
the ofiBce of the Librarian of Congress at Wash-
Pioneer Teachers, Preachers and Laymen,
Who Struggled and Sacrificed to lay the
Foundation of the Present
Ennpire of Texas
To the Ten Thousand Students of
and the Thousands of Men and Women who have
Gained Inspiration from His L'fe of
Labor, th s Book s
Affectionately Dedicated by his Wife.
For several years the students and friends of Dr. Burle-
son, as well as the public in general, have been expecting a
Memoir in which would be crystalized in book form, from his
own hand, what he deemed most worthy of preservation in his
long and eventful career.
For many years he contemplated writing such a book.
Hundreds of his friends have urged him not to put it off
until â€” too late.
But Dr. Burleson was a busy man. His time, his ener-
gies, his life, were given to Baylor University, to the Baptists
of Texas and to the whole country. These have received all
of good his life could give. But the Memoir was never pub-
Many of his sermons and addresses were published in
newspapers and magazines but they were never carefully pre-
pared so as to be available for book use. This was left, alas !
to be done when he had leisure.
He wrote hundreds of articles on Texas History, which
Avere published in newspapers. But whatever may be said of
Dr. Burleson's qualifications, penmansJiip was one, for which
he never received commendation. This, coupled with the
mistakes incident to the rush and hurry of newspaper work.
Publisher's Preface. vii
togetlier with the fact that the "proof" was never corrected
by him, is sufficient explanation of the typographical errors
his published articles contain.
This Avas the condition of his literary affairs when ha
was stricken of his last sad illness.
By his last will and testament the task was imposed upon
me of collecting and publishing such of his writings as might
be deemed of benefit to his students and their descendants â€” â–
to Texas, which he loved so well.
The responsibility was accepted as a sacred duty to the
living as well as to the dead.
The work is done, how well the reader will judge.
In this great work I have been fortunate in two partic-
First: In securing the services of the Hon. Harry
Haynes to write Part I â€” Biography of Dr. Burleson. Mr,
Haynes was an early and devoted student of my late husband,
as well as a warm personal friend. He possesses an extensive
personal knowledge of Dr. Burleson's work in Texas. Mr.
Haynes is a man of learning and a writer whose pen has made
this section of the book one which will be of great interest to
the reader, and one Avhich needs no commendation at my
Second : In the providence of God, I have had the ser-
vices of my son, Mr. Richard A. Burleson, who has given his
entire time to the work of preparing and publishing this vol-
ume. While I have been the nominal and responsible pub-
lisher, yet all the actual work and worry, both mental and
financial have fallen upon him. He has left his business and
given all his time and energy to the collecting of material,
issuing circulars, making contracts, etc., etc., and has had
entire charge of the work of getting the book in the hands of
the agents and through them to the public. There are, of
course, many mistakes which could not be avoided, yet what-
viii Publisher's Preface,
ever of credit may be due the publisher I hereby cheerfully
award to him.
I desire to call attention to the frequent repetition of the
same facts, circumstances and illustrations in different articles :
Especially in Texas History, in the ''Old Guard" Biographies
and in the Anniversary Sermons. This condition would not
exist had Dr. Burleson lived to write his own Memoirs. As
the matter was left to me it was absolutely impossible to correct
this without rewriting the entire work. This would have
destroyed the individuality of Dr. Burleson simply to gain
unity in the work. A favorite quotation with the Doctor was
"Paint me as I am." So you have it as he wrote it. "Judge
it as ye may."
In conclusion, I value criticism. Any suggestions any
one may see fit to make will be thankfully received and duly
GEOKGIA J. BTJKLESOIs^.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PART I â€” Biography of Dr. Buklesox.
Chaptek Iâ€” Genealogy, General Remarks, Importance Attached
to the Subject by Royal Families, Leads to Ancestral Wor-
ship, Origin and Genealogy of the Burleson Family, Sir
Edward Burleson, Aaron Burleson, General Ed. Burleson,
Dr. R. C. Burleson 5
CiiAPTEK IIâ€” Settlement of North Alabama, Desperate Resistance
by Indian Tribes, Expeditions of Ponce DeLeon, Vasquez,
Pamphilo, DeSoto, La Salle, Iberville, Mississippi Scheme,
Western Company, Tecumseh an Indian ^Varrior, Stirs the
Tribes and Incites the War of 1813, Plan of His Warfare,
General Government Appealed to. Heroic Settlers, Volun-
teers Under General Andrew Jackson, Captain Jonathan
Burleson Commands a Company, Close of the War, Immi-
grants Pour into the Country 15
CiiAPTEB IIIâ€” Flint River, North Alabama, Home of Jonathan
Burleson, Settles Here in 1814, Erects a Cabin, Opens a
Farm, Raises a Large Family, Amasses a Fortune, Rufus C.
Burleson Born August 7, 1823, Instructed by His Mother,
Learns Rapidly, Incidents and Anecdotes of His Boyhood,
Discovers a Cave, Plays Detective 24
Chapter IVâ€” Early Educational Advantages of North Alabama,
Rufus Enters a District School, Rapid Advancement, At-
tends Summerville Academy, School at Danville, Death of
His Mother, Conversion and Baptism. Ambition to be a
Lawyer, Impressions to Preach, Enters Nashville University,
Licensed to Preach, Health Fails, Returns to His Father's
Chapter Vâ€” Young Rufus Anxious to Return to the Univer-
sity at Nashville, His Father Objects, Fearing His Health
Would Again Fail, Compromise, Teaches in Mississippi Five
Years, First Contract, Called to the Pastorate, Ordination by
the Catalpa Baptist Church, June 8th, 1845, Dr. Wm. Carey
Crane Clerk of the Council 40
X Table of Content.-^.
Chaptek VIâ€” :Mr. Burleson Teaclios in Mississiiipi fruai 1841 to
ISio, Pursues His Studies, Called to tlio I'astorate, Dr. Alex-
ander Campbell, Wave of Religious Disaffection, Mr. Burle-
son Pinters the Field of Polemics. Doctrinal Sermons.
Ai-ticles in the Tennessee Baptist. Meets W. II. Muse, a
Classmate, a Warm Discussion, Formula for Killing Baptists,
Resigns as Teacher and Pastor, Parting Between Prea -her.
Parishioner, Parent and Pupil 46
Chaptek YIIâ€” From Mayliew Prairie Mr. Burleson Returns to
His Father's Farm, Reviews the Scenes of His Boyhood.
Preaclves to His Old Church, Bids Farewell to Family and
Friends, Rides Away to Covington and Enters the Western
Baptist Theological Seminary, Graduates June 8th, 1847,
Consecrates His Life to Texas. Incidents While at the Semi-
nary, Beautiful Story of Dr. William A. Ashmore, That Had
Its Culmination in Texas. Southern People Slandered.
Theological Student Resents It, Challenge Passed, a Duel
Arranged, Young Burleson Prevents It .~i3
Chapter YIIIâ€” Mf. Burleson Applies for Appointment as Mis-
sionary to Texas to the :Missionary Board of the Southern
Baptist Convention, Early Texas Missions. Mrs. Cole's State-
ment, Baptist Preachers in Texas as Early as 1812, .Tames R.
Jenkins, A. Buffington. H. R. Cartmell, Birth of Organized
Missions, Mr. Burleson's Services Accepted. Assigned to
Duty at Gonzales, Studies Texas History, Character of the
Early Missionaries 62
Chapter IXâ€” Rev. Wm. M. Tryon Called to the Houston Pastor-
ate December 1st. 184."). Dies at Sundown November 16th.
1847, Resolutions of the Houston Church. Mv. Burleson Ap-
pointed to Succeed Him, Starts for Texas. Reflections En
Route. Reaches New Orleans. Takes a Steamer and Arrives
in Galveston Ja^nuary 5th. 1848, Meets Dr. J. F. Hillyer.
Preaches His First Sermon in Texas From the Text, "For I
Determined Not to Know Anything Among You Save Jesus
Christ and Him Crucified" 6n
Chapter Xâ€” Mr. Burleson's Arrival in Houston. Meets a Cordial
Reception. Confronted with Difficulties, Members Discour-
aged. Disbanded Soldiers from Mexico. Gold Discovoi'ed in
California, Excitement in Texas. People Restless, Revival in
Galveston. Results. Rev. Noah Hill 7."
Chapter XIâ€” Returns to Houston From Galveston ^Meeting.
Prosecutes Church Work, Accessions. Fame as an Evangelist.
Receives Many Invitations to Hold Meetings. Revival in Breii-
ham. Congregation of One Man. Roys Try to Smoke Him Out.
Devil With Hot Chain. Judge Baylor's Exhortation. New
Years Creek Cliurch. Forms an .\rm at Bronham. :Mr. Burle-
son Pi-('si(l('s (her the Coiirer(Mic(\ and is Elected First
Table of Coxtexts. xi
Chapter XIIâ€” Mr. Burleson's Estimate of the Tastorate.
Authority of tlie Cliurch, All Legislation, Canon, Creed or
Decree not Authorized by the Word of God Rejected. Opposi-
tion to a Union of Church and State, Indefinitely Called to
Houston Pastorate. Dr. A. J. Gordon, Diversity of Minis-
terial Gifts, Mr. Burleson Stricken with Yellow Fever.
Cholera. Called to Pastorate at Huntsville, Ala.. Declines.
Visits Independence. Dr. H. L. Graves Resigns I'residency of
Baylor University, Mr. Burleson Elected to Succeed Him,
Sees Larger Opportunities for Usefulness and Accepts. Resign
at Houston, Resolutions of the Church 91
Chapter XIIIâ€” Wisdom of Texas Pioneer Baptists in Founding:
Educational Institutions, Union Association Organized. Texas
Baptist Education Society Formed, Objects Delayed by the
Mexican Invasion, Baptist University Projected, Charter
Issued by the Republic of Texas, Its Name, Beautifid Story of
Rev. W^m. M. Tryon and Judge R. E. B. Baylor. Towns (N)m-
peting for Location, School Located at Independence, Sub-
scription List, Dr. Henry L. Graves First President 99
Chapter XIVâ€” Baylor University Born in a Storm, Santa Fe Ex-
pedition, Somerville Campaign. Battle of Mier. Texas a New
Country. Unsettled Conditions. Slow Progress of all Schools,
Judge A. S. Lipscomb. Personal Popularity. Nominates Mr.
Burleson for President, Providence Leading. Mr. Burleson's
First Ambition, States Conditions of His Acceptance. State
Convention. Mass Meeting. Confers with Other College Presi-
dents, Outlines His Policy for Government of the School .... 110
Chapter XVâ€” First Session of Baylor Under Dr. Burleson's
Presidency, Difficulties Encountered. School Reported to be
Dead. Method of Correcting Report. Dr. Burleson a Born
Advertiser, First Catalogue Issued. Rev. James Huckins Ap-
pointed General Financial Agent. His Letter to the Trustees,
President Burleson Impresses the Trustees with the Stupend-
ous Work of Building a Great University 119
Chapter XVIâ€” Effects of the Revolutions Between Texas and
Mexico in 1836 and Between the United States and Mexico
in 1846 Still Perceptible. Mexicans Muttering, Texans on the
Alert, Successful Canvass by the Financial Agent of Baylor
in the States. His Report, Commences Work in Texas. Lonely
Travels. Sleeps Under Trees. President Burleson's Compensa-
tion for the First Year. Attendance 129^
(hiAPTER XVIIâ€” :Miss Georgia Jenkins. Birth, Comes to Texas
with Her Father in 1.836. Attends .Tudson Female Institute.
Graduates with Honor. Temperance Demonstration in Old
Washington. Marriage in 1853. Bridal Tour to New Orleans.
First Dinner at Home, Consulted by Her Husband on all
Important Matters. Domestic Policy. Sacrifices and Struggles
for the Cause of Education in Texas. Her Character 134'
xii Table of Contents.
Chapter XVIIIâ€” Baylor Now a Real Uulver.-;ity, Every Facility
for a Complete Education Offered, a College Code Adopted,
Duties of the President and Trustees Defined, Admission of
Students, Course of Instruction 142
Chapter XIXâ€” Close of the Fall Term of "IS54, School in Prosper-
ous Condition, Three Litferary, and Several Secret Societies
Formed, Society Demonstration, Address of Rev. R. H. Tala-
ferro. President Burleson Unfavorably Impressed with the
Effect of These Societies on the Student Body, Delivers a
Lecture on the Subject in ISo.j, Which was Repeated and
Elaborated Before the State Teachers' Association at El
Paso in 189S. The El Paso Address, Hazing, The Practice
Suppressed in Baylor Universitj' 150
Chapter XXâ€” Dr. Burleson's Foresight, Predicts Future of
Texas and Baylor University in a Letter to His Brother,
Richard, in 1854, Creation and Criticism, Similarity and Dis-
similarity Between R. C. and R. B. Burleson, Baptism of
General Sam Houston. Bapistry of Independence Church,
Coffin Shaped. Filled With Logs, Place Changed, Descrip-
tion of this Historic Spot, Photographed for the First Time,
for This Volume, by Thomas A. Holland 158
Chapter XXIâ€” Baylor Universily From 1855 to 1860. Brilliant
Faculty, Impressions Made on the Character of the Students,
a Personal Testimony, Independence a Small Village, Board-
ing Facilities Inadequate, Discontent Among Students. Presi-
dent Burleson Erects a Three-story House. Two-story Annex.
Assumes a Heavy Financial Obligation, Disastrous Drought
in 1857, Affects Attendance. Storm of September 8th. 1900. . 169
Chapter XXIIâ€” Facilities of the University Enlarged, Depart-
ments of Law and Theology Established. Address of .Judge
James Jeffries, Faculty of the Law School, Reminiscences.
Theological Department. Assumed No Great Proportions on
Account of the War Between the States 175
Chapter XXIIIâ€” Legal Relations of Baylor University to Texa^
Baptist State Convention. Committee Report. An Exhaustive
Discussion, Logical Presentation, Conclusions 185
Chapter XXIVâ€” Chapel Talks. Subjects Discussed. Extract from
a Student's Letter. Good Impressions Made. Detective Bird,
Anecdotes and Incidents, A Carriage Ride. Takes a Nap.
Breaks Up a Turltoy Supper. A Priraidvo Elevator. Dr. Burle-
son Pays a Reward for the Return of His Buggy. Declines
the Noun Res, Builds a Gymnasium, Plays Hot Ball 204
Chapter XXVâ€” Controversy Between President Burleson and
Principal of the Female Department. Called Before the Board
of Trustees. Submitted Their Grievances in Writing, Each
Appears in His Own Behalf. Findings of the Trustees.
Accepted as Satisfactory. Stringent Resolutions of the Board,
High Regard of Trustees for Heads of Both Departments. . . .213
Table of Contents. xiii
Chapter XXVIâ€” Controversy Between President Burleson and
Prof. Clark Passes Beyond Their Control, Talcen Up by
Friends, Permeates the Entire Community, Publication of a
Pamphlet Precipitates a Church Trial, Exciting Scenes, A
Close Vote, General Houston Present, Meeting Between
General Houston and Dr. Burleson, Revival in the Independ-
ence Church, Dr. Burleson's Triumph, Letters of the Faculty
and Senior Class Sustaining Him, General Houston Pledges
Dr. Burleson His Undying Devotion, Houston's Deposition by
the Texas Legislature, Visits Independence to Confer With
His Friend, Dr. Burleson 222
(Chapter XXVIIâ€” Resigns the Presidency of Baylor University
at Independence, Letter to the Board of Trustees, Exalted
Spirit Alanifested by Dr. Burleson in Retiring from the
School, Summary of Ten Years' Work at Independence 233
Chapter XXVIIIâ€” Union Association Mother of the Convention,
Appoints a Central Committee, Meeting Called, Convention
Organized September 8th, 1848, at Anderson, List of Chui-ches
and Delegates, Di\ H. L. Graves, First President, Rufus C.
Burleson First Con-esponding Secretary, Other Officers, Con-
stitution, Report of Committee on Establishing a Paper,
Advise that Paper be Established, but Convention to Assume
no Financial Responsibility, Character and Work of Conven-
tion, and its Influence on the People of Texas 23G
Chapter XXIXâ€” Dr. Burleson's Appearance in the State Con-
vention, September 8th, 1848, Marks His Entrance Into Public
Life in Texas, Report of Committee on Education, First Bap-
tist Paper in Texas, Mi*. Burleson Invites the Convention to
Hold Second Session in Houston, Convention Met May 11th.
1849. Re-elected Corresponding Secretary, Mr. Burleson's
Report as Corresponding Secretary, List of Baptist Preachers
in Texas in 1849, Conditions in 1849 and 1901 Compared.
Early Texas Heroes and Heroines, Their Sacrifices Make
Present Conditions Possible 24G
Chapter XXXâ€” In 1852 Convention Meets in Marshall, 18.53 in
Huntsville, At Both Meetings Dr. Burleson Renews His
Efforts for the Establishment of a Paper, His Report as Cor-
responding Secretary, Reviews the Year's Work. Baylor Uni-
versity, Meetings of the Board of Directors, J. W. D. Creath.
His Consecration and Character, His Saddle Horse, John the
Baptist, Dr. Burleson's Report for 1853, Work Encouraging
Along All Lines, Special Committee Appointed to Visit Baylor
University, President Burleson and Prof. Clark Made Honor-
ary Members of the Convention 256
>civ I'aijle of Contknts.
CiiAi'TKK XXXIâ€” MeofiuiT uf the State Couveutiou in IS.l^. Bap-
tist Attaiis Keaeli the Iligli Water :Mark, Baylor University
lieported by the Committee and Trustees to Be in a Flourish-
ing Condition, Bounding Report of Rev. Isaac Parks on Minis-
terial Education, Annual Report of Corresponding Secretary
Burleson, Last Official Report to the Couveution, Tenders
His Resignation to Devote Himself to the Interest of the
School, Recommends Rev. .T. B. Stiteler as His Successor.
Itev. C. H. Stiteler Elected -('A
Chapter XXXIIâ€” Importance of the Office of Correspandiug Sec-
retary, All AVork Done Largely Under His Advice. :Mr. Bur-
leson Having no Precedents, Blazed His Own Way, Made His
Own Path, Attends Meeting of the Union Association, Writes
the Circular Letter, T'reaches the Introductory Sermon, De-
livers the Semi-Centenuial Address at Sealy in 1890, Return
to Convention, Report of Committee on Education. Indian
Missions, Pioneers Thoroughly Saturated with the Spirit.
Committee Appointed to Open Correspondence with the Boird
of Managers of the American Indian Mission Association. . . 272
Chapter XXXIIIâ€” Convention Ready to Place Any Honor at ]â–ºâ€¢.
Burleson's Command, Elected Vice-President in 185G. A .Tu")!-
lee Session, Last Paragraph in the Proceedings, H. Clark
and P. B. Chandler the only Known Survivors of These
Early Conventions. Convention Adjourned to Meet in Cald-
well, but Place Changed to Huntsville on Account of Severe
Drought. Convention of 18.j7, General Houston a Delegate and
Offers Report on Indian Missions, Romantic Chapter in (Jen.
Houston's Life. Lives with the Indians, Conversant with
Indian Character, and Competent to Discuss Indian :\Iiss!ons.
Dr. Burle-son's Report and Resolution on Indian Mission^.
Dr. II. F. Buckner and His Consecrated Co-Laboreis 282
-Chapter XXXIVâ€” Texas Patlimakers Came in a Struggle. Liveil
Amid Conflict, Worked Without Means, and Built for All
Time. Not ISIoved by the Courage of Cowards, but From a
Sense of Duty and I>ove for Humanity, To Say They \\'cri'
Not Successful Would Be to Brand a Thousand Records as
Brazen Lies. Dr. Burleson Elected President of the Conven-
tion in 18r)8. Re-elected in 18^)0. Rev. IT. Garrett Reports
Baylor Booming. New Buildings Erected. Dr. Burleson Takes
a Vacation. Travels East. Visits tlie :Mammotli Cave. Bottom-
less Pit, Fat :Man's Mii^ery. Bunyan's Way. Echo River.
Table of Co>te>ts. xv
Chapter XXXYâ€” Dr. Burleson's Dominating, Absorbing- Purpose
Was to Malie Baylor University the Peer of Any Institu-
tion of the Continent, A Man of Many Ideas. Interested in
All Public Questions, Early Canvass for Railroads, Elected
Vice-President at the Fifteenth Session of tlie State Conven-
tion, Published Proceedings of State Convention in 1848 and
1898, First Catalogue of Baylor University in 1852, and
Catalogue of Same School in 1898 Compared, Curtain on First
Era of Dr. Burleson's Life Dropped, Scene Shifted to Waco. 299
Chapter XXXVIâ€” Education in Texas Under Spanish Dominion
and ]Mexican Rule, Population, Society, Missions, Revolution
in Mexico, The Empire, Republic, Constitution of 182-1, Pro-
visions for Education Under the Federal Constitution. Con-
stitution of Coahuila and Texas, Provisions for Public
Schools in the State Constitution. The First American
School, Report of Almonte, Efforts of the Colonists Toward
Education. The First Female Academy in Texas, Independ-
ence Academy, Baylor University, Description of a Mexican
School in 1825, Character of the American Colonist. Gen.
Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, Revolt of the American Col^
Chapter XXXVIIâ€” Education in Texas Under the Republic,
The Declaration of Independence. The Constitution of 1833.
The First Congress of the Republic. Establishment of Schools,
The First Charter of the Republic to Independence Academy,
The Act to Establish a State University, President Lamar's
Message on Education, Area of the Republic, Land Grants
for Educational Purposes. Baylor University at Independ-
ence. School at San Augustine 313
Chapter XXXVIIIâ€” Progress of Education in Texas Under
State Rule. Annexation of Texas to the United States, Texas
Retains Her Unappropriated Public Domain, The Constitu-
tion of 1845, Legislative Provision for Education, Dr. R. C.
Burleson Arrives in Texas, The Civil War 18G1 to 1805, The
Constitution of Texas as a State in the Confederacy. Sin -
render of the Confederacy, The Interregnum Followed by
Military Occupation. The Peabody Fund. Its Influence on
Chapter XXXIXâ€” Education in Texas Under the Provisional
Government. Military Occupation. Emancipation Order. Ham-
ilton Provisional Governor. Organization of the Civil Govern-
ment. Election Order. Constitution of 18r)G. Throckmorton
Governor. Provision for Education. Republican Reconstruc-
tion. Civil Governor Removed. E. M. Pease Appointed Pro-
visional Governor. Constitution of 18GS, Provision-* for Educa-
. tion. First Public Free School in Texas was Opened Septem-
ber 4th. 1871, Dr. B. Sears' Report as General Agent of the
Peabody Fund. Tlie Taxpay(>rs' Convention 329
xvi Table of Contents.
Chaptek XLâ€” The roabody Edncatioa Fund, George Peabody.
His Character, His Death, Muuificeut Bequest, Dr. Barnas
Sears General Agent of tlie Fund, Dr. Rufus 0. Burleson's
Appointment as Lecturer for the Fund in Texas, His First
Quarterly Report 335
Chapter XLIâ€” Address of Hon. Robert C. Winthrop, Chairman,
Before the Board of Trustees of the Peabody Education
Fund, Appropriation of the Fund to Texas in 1877, Differ-
ences Regarding Appointment of Superintendents of Peabody
Schools, Dr. R. C. Burleson's Letter on the Subject, Annual
Report of Dr. B. Sears for 1877. Dr. Burleson Charged With
Sectarian Bias, Vigorous Denial, More of the Pioneers of
Texas, Joint Canvass of the State by Drs. Scars and Burle-
Chapter XLIIâ€” Progress of Public Education in Texas, Applica-
tion of the Peabody Fund, Aid to City Schools, Dr. Burleson's
Report as State Lecturer, Dr. Sears' Report as General Agent
for 1878, Dr. Burleson's Great Interest in Education in
Texas. Offers His Services to Dr. Sears Without Compensa-
tion, Offer Accepted 353
Chapter XLIIIâ€” A Brief Review of the Administrations of Gov-
ernors Coke and Hubbard, viith Reference to Education,
Governor Roberts' First Administration, State Teachers' Con-
vention at Austin, Dr. Sears' Proposition for a Normal In-
stitute, Dr. Burleson's Letter to Governor Roberts on Free
Schools, The Public on Governor Roberts and Dr. Burleson
Because of the Veto, Dr. Burleson's Reply to a Newspaper
Attack, on His Letter to Governor Roberts 360
Chapter XLIVâ€” Texas State Educational Association, Texas
Teachers' Convention Organized at Mexia, An Important
Called Meeting at Mexia August 9th, 1879, A Convention of