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Barker, ed., "Minutes of the Ayuntamiento of San Felipe de Austin," Southwestern Historical Quarterly, vol. 23, no. 2, October 1919, pp. 147-148; James Cummins Title, Austin Land Papers, Box 22, Folder 8, Spanish Collections, Archives and Records Division, Texas General Land Office, Austin; Gulick, Elliott, Allen, and Smither, eds., The Papers of Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar, vol. 4, part 1, p. 215; Rabb, Travels and Adventures in Texas in the 1820's, p. 11. A biographical sketch of William Rabb's son, Virgil S. Rabb, published more than sixty years after the mill was built, states that the elder Rabb imported two round millstones from Scotland, landed them at Matagorda, then, rigging up an axle to connect the two millstones, rolled them to his homesite (see Memorial and Genealogical Record of Southwest Texas (Chicago: Goodspeed Brothers, 1894), p. 337).