Part 5, Note 36
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Gammel, comp., The Laws of Texas 1822-1897, vol. 2, pp. 1099-1101; "The Diary of Rev. J. J. Scherer, D. D." in Goodridge Wilson, A Brief History of Marion College (Bristol, Tenn.: The King Printing Company, 1948), pp. 44-45; Colorado County Deed Records, Book J, p. 436, Book Q, p. 532; Colorado County Commissioners Court Minutes, Book 2, p. 245. The so-called Scherer diary is actually a brief autobiography. He also states that he helped in some way to attract the Baker brothers and their newspaper to Columbus, and that he provided the name for the newspaper (see p. 45). Ten acres, the exact amount deeded to the Harvey's Creek school by Adkins, was the most that a school could own without paying taxes.