FARNESE, COUNT CHARLES DE
FARNESE, COUNT CHARLES DE (?–?). Charles, Count de Farnese, traveled to Texas in July 1837 and offered "his fortune and personal influence to the glorious Texas cause." He proposed to Sam Houston that a separate Catholic bishopric be established in Texas to insure peace with Mexico and Texan independence. According to his plan, the Congress of the Republic of Texas was to grant 1,280 acres to the parishes and their schools and the Vatican was to decide upon the structure of the system. When Count de Farnese returned to Rome, his idea was rejected, and the plan was never completed.
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