Advice to Immigrants
Jacob de Cardova wrote:
"Although Texas is the finest state in the union, and may be literally regarded as "a land flowing with milk and honey," it is necessary to FIRST MILK THE COWS AND GATHER THE HONEY, before they can enjoy either the one or the other, for neither of them can be obtained without the aid of labor. Therefore, those who arrive here and an impression that they are to realize a fortune without hard work will soon find out that Texas is not the country that they supposed it to be."
---- Advice to immigrants from Jacob de Cardova in "Texas: Her Resources and Public Men," 1858
Beauty is only skin deep but Texas is to the bone.