Why Many Folks Originally Came to Texas
W.B. Dewees wrote:
"Few persons feel insulted at such a question [as to why a man has run away from the States and come to Texas]. They generally answer for some crime or other which they have committed; if they deny having committed any crime, or say they did not run away, they are generally looked upon rather suspiciously."
------ W. B. Dewees, "Letters from an Early Settler of Texas," Compiled by Cara Cardelle, 1854
Beauty is only skin deep but Texas is to the bone.