Part 3, Note 17
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Gammel, comp., The Laws of Texas 1822-1897, vol. 1, p. 1212; Colorado County District Court Records, Civil Cause File No. 38: William Hudgeons v. William B. Dewees; Minute Book A & B, pp. 91-92, 111, 117; James Webb and Thomas H. Duval, Reports of Cases Argued and Decided in the Supreme Court of the State of Texas [Texas Reports], vol. 1 (Galveston, 1848), pp. 192-198. To be fair to the efficiency of the supreme court, it should be pointed out that the case actually went to the court twice. They first considered it in 1844. On June 10 that year, the court requested additional documents from the district court in Colorado County. By the time the request was honored and the case came up again, it was 1847, and the republic had joined the United States.