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Texas Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter IV, The Settlers Summary

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Chapter IV, The Settlers Summary

The family of three is originally from Tennessee and is heading for Texas. It is known as a welcoming place or anyone who wants to begin life over. The man is Jubal Quimpers with his son Yancey and wife Mattie. They meet a priest named Father Francis Xavier Clooney who tells them they will get no land in Texas unless they convert to Catholism. They convert and then travel with the priest.

At Ayish Bayou, the priest officiates at a wedding and they all join in the feast. They have it in writing from Clooney that they are entitled to land but when they reach Nacogdoches, they find that it isn't true from the official, Victor Ripperda. The Quimpers wait several weeks for Ripperda to make a decision. When they decide to leave, Clooney secures a cart for them and goes...

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