Part 1, Note 23
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The Austin Papers, vol. 1, pp. 679-685, 689, 695. Austin intended to pay his rangers fifteen dollars a month "in property," meaning presumably, in land, which they would have to locate themselves. In asking for the priest, Austin stated that babies had been born and people had died in his colony without benefit of clergy, and that marriages had not been "contracted" because there was no priest. He believed that Maynes was needed to help maintain a good moral climate and to instruct the children in the dogmas of religion. The government, or Maynes himself, apparently did not agree, for he was never assigned to the colony.