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Saturday, March 9, 2019
Will she stay or will she go. We hear one of the previous Commanders in Chief of the Morgan County Sheriff's Office job is moving to Texas. Texas is a big beautiful state. Lots to do. One of our favorite authors is Larry McMurtry. So long, adios, have fun, enjoy the trip.
Gone to Texas (often abbreviated GTT), was a phrase used by Americans emigrating to Texas in the 1800s. During the Panic of 1819, many left the United States and moved there to escape debt. Moving to Texas, which at the time was part of Mexico, was particularly popular among debtors from the South and West.
Emigrants or their abandoned neighbors often wrote the phrase on doors of abandoned houses or posted as a sign on fences.
This newspaper article is from page 99 of the April 9, 1836 edition of the Niles' Weekly Register, published in Baltimore. The article is the report of a notable Davy Crockett story about his threat to go to Texas if they did not re-elect him.