Part 5, Note 35
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Gammel, comp., The Laws of Texas 1822-1897, vol. 3, pp. 475-476, 1461-1465, vol. 4, pp. 525-530; Colorado County School Lands, Fannin District First Class File 464, Original Land Grant Collection, Archives and Records Division, Texas General Land Office, Austin; Colorado County Commissioners Court Minutes, Book 2, p. 205. The county had failed to act on a law passed by the congress of the Republic of Texas on January 26, 1839 which authorized them to secure three leagues within the county or elsewhere in the state "for the purpose of establishing a primary school or academy in said county" (see Gammel, comp., The Laws of Texas 1822-1897, vol. 2, pp. 134-136).