The Texan Patriots
who triumphantly unfurled and waved aloft the
"Banner of the Lone Star!" Who wrenched asunder
the iron bands of despotic Mexico! And
wreathed the brow of the "Queen State!"
with the glorious chaplet of "Civil
and Religious Liberty!"
This Work is respectfully Dedicated
by the author.
It isn't often I find a dedication as stirring as this.