Part 3, Note 34

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C. C. Cody, "Rev. Martin Ruter, A. M., D. D.," The Texas Methodist Historical Quarterly, vol. 1, no. 1, July 1909, pp. 20, 21, 27, 33, which quote from journals and letters written by Ruter; Colorado County Deed Records, Book A, p. 259, Book E, pp. 330, 549; Colorado County Marriage Records, Book B (the Egypt weddings appear on pp. 13, 20-21, 30-31); Dewees, Letters from an Early Settler of Texas, pp. 137, 307; Zachariah Nehemiah Morrell, Flowers and Fruits from the Wilderness (Boston: Gould and Lincoln, 1872), p. 73; John S. Menefee, "Early Jackson County History," Jackson County Clarion, May 20, 1880 (or quotation on p. 219 of Louis Wiltz Kemp, The Signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence (Salado: The Anson Jones Press, 1949)). One must wonder whether it was Dewees or his secret co-author, Emanetta Cara Kimball, who made the remark about the sermon into a mild complaint. Morrell, a preacher who began his ministry in Texas in 1836, but who, unhappily, spent little time in the Colorado County area, provides a good picture of the early colonist's response to his efforts. He tells of an 1838 religious service that was intentionally and continually disrupted by a number of men on the porch until he struck one, who stuck his head in a window, with a cane, and remarks that, after two years in Texas, "if a single soul had been converted under my ministry I did not know it" (see Morrell, Flowers and Fruits from the Wilderness, pp. 83, 89-90).