The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 4, July 1900 - April, 1901 Page: 229
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First Period of Gutierrez-.iMagee E;xpedition. 229
change, though some reforms would be undertaken. Next, the Ge'n-
eral discussed 'the ideas which animated the brave, noble Americans
who were marching to fight for the freedom of Mexico. He had not
come, he avowed, nor his army, 'to rob nor to take aught from any-
one, not even the Europeos who loved the new order of things; but
woe to "those traitors who oppose the course of independence and
These manifestoes exhibit the full code of the revolution. They
were not, however, the creations of Gutierrez; he was an ordinary
mortal, and proved utterly inefficient. The handiwork of the Amer-
icans is everywhere manifest; and if reliance camn be placed in the
appeals which were issued from Naoogdoches, it must be granted
that the followers of Gutierrez and Magee were imbued with higher
ideals and less of selfishness than we are accustomed to credit to
In fine, September, 1812, found the filibusters about five hun-
dred strong at Nacogdoches, making ready to advancec, with no foe
nearer than Goliad (La Bahia). 'Thus all the eastern part of the
province ,of Texas had been abandoned, though with no- idea of
leaving it 'permanently in the hands o'f the "infamous Anglos."
While the reinforcements which Salcedo had solicited were coming
up, 'adventurers land filibusters were daily added to the roll of those
who ha:d undertaken 'a task greater than they could master.
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