Part 4, Note 44

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Texas Monument, July 20, 1850, September 18, 1850, December 4, 1850, December 25, 1850, April 13, 1853; Fayette County District Court Records, Civil Cause File No. 563: Samuel G. Powell and Charles M. Coen v. Samuel Douglass. That the Colorado was built to specifications provided by her owners is deduced from a statement made in the Texas Democrat of March 31, 1849 that unnamed persons had gone to the north to procure a steamboat for the river. It may reasonably be assumed that Powell, Coen, and/or Douglass were among those persons, and that, since the Colorado was not delivered until nearly two years later, they ordered a new steamboat rather than purchase an existing one.