Part 3, Note 12
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James M. Day, comp. and ed., Post Office Papers of the Republic of Texas 1836-1839 (Austin: Texas State Library, 1966), pp. 36, 65. The earliest reference to the Egypt Post Office is dated February 17, 1837. For two statements regarding the origin of the name Egypt, see C. C. Cody, "Rev. Martin Ruter, A. M., D. D.," The Texas Methodist Historical Quarterly, vol. 1, no. 1, July 1909, p. 21, which quotes from a letter written by Ruter on December 10, 1837; and H. A. Graves, comp., Reminiscences and Events in the Ministerial Life of Rev. John Wesley DeVilbiss (Galveston: W. A. Shaw & Co., 1886), p. 33 which reproduces part of a reminiscence attributed to DeVilbiss.