Part 7, Note 26

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Letter of George W. Smith, December 30, 1865, Governor's Papers (RG 301), Andrew J. Hamilton, Archives and Records Division, Texas State Library, Austin; Letter of Enon M. Harris, August 23, 1867, Barry A. Crouch Collection (Ms. 41), Archives of the Nesbitt Memorial Library, Columbus; Gammel, comp., The Laws of Texas 1822-1897, vol. 5, pp. 1256-1257, 1308-1312; Colorado County Bond and Mortgage Records, Book F, p. 150. On August 28, 1868, the legislature amended the charter of the Columbus, San Antonio and Rio Grande Railroad to allow it to commence its rail line at Gonzales, or some other point on the as yet unbuilt rail line of the Indianola and Austin Railroad, rather than at Columbus, removing it from the concerns of Colorado County historians (see Gammel, comp., The Laws of Texas 1822-1897, vol. 6, p. 56).