"THE REVEREND GREEN had been playing to a full house daily as long as the rain had been falling and the rain had been falling for two weeks"

According to J. S. Newman, in his History of the Primitive Baptists in Texas, Oklahoma, and Indian Territory, ‘Elder R. Green joined [the Baptist church on the outskirts of Nacogdoches] by letter in December, 1838, and was excluded for drunkenness in Februrary, 1840’.

In Blood Meridian, Green’s tent meeting outside of Nacogdoches takes place nine years after this dismissal.