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1. [p.xi]  Paul D. Lack, "In the Long Shadow of Eugene C. Barker: The Revolution and the Republic," pp. 134-53.

2. [p.xii]  A. C. Gray, "Preface," p. iii.

3. [p.xii]  Andrew Forest Muir, "William Fairfax Gray, Layman, Founder of Christ Church Cathedral, Houston, Texas," p. 343.

4. [p.xii]  John H. Jenkins, Basic Texas Books, pp. 206-9.

5. [p.xii]  Samuel E. Asbury to Dr. E. N. Gray, May 26, 1919, E. N. Gray Letters, Earl Vandale Collection, Eugene C. Barker Texas History Center at the Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin (hereafter referred to as BTHC).

6. [p.xiii]  George D. Sears to E. N. Gray, May 14, 1835, E. N. Gray Letters, BTHC; Gray, "Preface," p. iii.

7. [p.xiii]  Sara Christine Gray to Earl Vandale, November 25, 1940, Acquisitions /Donors Collection, BTHC.

8. [p.xiii]  Muir, "Gray, Layman," p. 341. The quotation is from Gray's diary, December 1, 1835.  Gray's parents were William Gray and Catherine Dick Gray (Andrew Forest Muir, "William Fairfax Gray," Handbook of Texas 1, p. 724).

9. [p.xiv]  Muir, "Gray, Layman," pp. 341, 346; The Diary of Millie Gray, 1832-1840, p. 3.  For a listing of his books see, Estate of W. F. Gray, Harris County Probate Record, Microfilm, Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library, vol. C, pp. 562-602.

10. [p.xiv]  Gray, "Preface," p. iv; Muir, "Gray, Layman," p. 342; Virginia Auditor's Office, Muster Rolls of the Virginia Militia in the War of 1812, pp. 377-79.

11. [p.xiv]  Muir, "Gray, Layman," p. 342; Millie Gray Diary, pp. 9, 24, 62.

12. [p.xiv]  Muir, "Gray, Layman," pp. 342-43; Gray, "Preface," p. v; "[Appointment] of William F. Gray, District Deputy Grand Master, Masonic District 6, December 14, 1831"; "Order of Proceedings [July 4, 1826]," both in Broadside Drawer, Vandale Collection, BTHC.

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