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13. [p.xiv]  Muir, "Gray, Layman," pp. 342, 377.

14. [p.xv]  Muir, "Gray, Layman," p. 342; William F. Gray household, Town of Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County, 1830 Census (microfilm); Millie Gray Diary, pp. 3-9, 19.

15. [p.xvi]  Gray, "Preface," iii; Millie Gray Diary, p. 35 (quotations), pp. 37-51.

16. [p.xvi]  Millie Gray Diary, pp. 48, 55-56, 61 (quotation).

17. [p.xvi]  Millie Gray Diary, pp. 59, 62, 63 (quotations).

18. [p.xx]  Millie Gray Diary, pp. 64 (first quotation), 68, 73 (second quotation), 76, 78.

19. [p.xx]  Gray, "Preface," p. v; Millie Gray Diary, pp. 83 (quotation), 84-85, 88, 90, 92, 94-97.

20. [p.xx]  Millie Gray Diary, pp. 110, 111 (quotation), 112-19.

21. [p.xxi]  Muir, "Gray, Layman," p. 372; Pay Certificates to W. Fairfax Gray, June 13, 1837, September 26, 1837, William Fairfax Gray folder, Civil Service Claims, Archives, Texas State Library, Austin (hereafter referred to as TSA); Telegraph and Texas Register (Houston), November 25, 1837, January 12, 1838 (quotations); William Fairfax Gray folder, Vertical Files Biographical, BTHC.

22. [p.xxi]  Muir, "Gray, Layman," p. 345; W. F. Gray folder, Audited Civil Service Claims, TSA.

23. [p.xxi]  Charlie Gray's explanation appears to be more his own speculation than his father's self-defense. The son wrote of the father: "His silence on the subject proves to me that he felt it too deeply to talk about, though he was at no time given to explaining the motives of his actions" (Gray, "Preface," p. iv).

24. [p.xxii]  According to the calculations of one historian, "273 of the 482 members of the conventions and congresses from 1832 to 1845 had significant military experience and only 15 were elected with clearly no military record" (Mark Nackman, "The Making of the Texan Citizen Soldier, 1835-1860," p. 235).

25. [p.xxii]  Muir, "Gray, Layman," pp. 344-45; Telegraph and Texas Register (Houston), August 15, 1837, June 9, 1838; Ashbel Smith to Stewart Newell, July 2, 1838, Letter Press, Ashbel Smith Papers, BTHC.

26. [p.xxii]  Telegraph and Texas Register (Houston), July 21, 1838; Land Certificate 425, Robertson District; Certificate 127, First Texian Loan Scrip, both in Republic Land Grants, Archives and Records Division, General Land Office, Austin, Texas (hereafter referred to as GLO).

27. [p.xxii]  Robert Triplett and William F. Gray, Memorial of the Texian Loan Contractors to the Congress of Texas; Eugene C. Barker, "The Finances of the Texas Revolution," p. 632.

28. [p.xxiii]  Articles of Agreement, [June 15,] 1837, Galveston City Company Records, George W. Grover Papers, Rosenberg Library, Galveston (hereafter referred to as RL).


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The Diary of William Fairfax Gray, from Virginia to Texas, 1835-1837
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