Jacob de Cordova on the Men that Texas Needs
Jacob de Cordova wrote in 1858:
"To the professional man we say that neither DOCTORS or LAWYERS are wanted. We already have a sufficient stock in our market; and, were it not that some of them have been wise enough to turn their attention to farming and stockraising, a large number would starve, for there is not business enough in our country to support them.
To POLITICIANS we say, remain where you are; we have no room for you."
------ Jacob de Cordova, "Texas: Her Resources and Her Public Men, 1858
Beauty is only skin deep but Texas is to the bone.