Reporter Staff Report

The Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT), Bosque River Chapter gave a facsimile of a letter written by William Travis to the Brazos River Charter School. Travis wrote the letter at the Alamo and under attack on February 24, 1836.

The original letter is somewhat faded and difficult to read so a printed copy was included. Travis coined the battle cry of “Victory or death” in this historic letter. One week later on March 6, 1836 the battle of the Alamo did indeed end with his death.

A facsimile of the Texas Declaration of Independence, adopted on March 2, 1836 by the convention meeting at Washington-on-the-Brazos, was also given to the school.

These inspirational documents are central in the teaching of Texas history.

Bosque River members live in Somervell, Erath, Bosque, Comanche and Hamilton counties. For information on membership, call the chapter registrar Linda Bowden at 254-968-6880.