The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 4, July 1900 - April, 1901 Page: 233
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Notes and Fragments.
Goliad and Bexar. You must have a sufficient force in the field at
once, and we will whip them again;-be united-let the people of
the U. S. know what kind of a war they make of it, and they
will certainly come to our assistance. I do not consider our lives in
danger if in close quarters. To give you as much information as
possible my letter is in this small hand. I bid you adieu in haste,
"Our cause forever, Your friend,
"I concur with all that has been stated above and foregoing,
"Your Obdt, servant,
"H'. W. KARNES."
Captain Potter was of the opinion that the dispatch fell into the
hands of irresponsible persons, "for," says he, "one letter went
speedily to press, which it would never have done through the hands
of General Rusk." This inference, however, is incorrect. All the
letters contained in the whip handle were forwarded to the War
Department, and copies of the one above, with another from Major
W. P. Miller-both over the certificate of Alexander Somerville,
Secretary of War-were published in a circular on June 20, 1836,
with a proclamation from President Burnet, ordering all citizens
between the ages of sixteen and fifty to enroll in the militia. Sev-
eral copies of this document are found among the Austin Papers
in the collection of Hon. Guy M. Bryan.
EUGENE C. BARKER.
TI-HE TEXAS REPUBLICAN.-In his article -on "Newspaper Files"
(Quarterly, October, 1900), Alex Dienst says the Texas Republican,
"was discontinued in August, 1835." Mr. A. C. Gray, in his mono-
graph, "The Texas Press" (A Comprehensive History of Texas, II.
369-70), says that an intermittent publication of this paper was
kept up until "August, 1836;" so it appears possible that Dr. Dienst
may have been following this account,-though he .does not say so-
and that the date given by him is a misprint. There is reason to
believe, however, that Gray is in error, too; for in the Telegraph and
Texas Register, January 18th, 1837, one may read this: "* * * in
our last two papers published at San Felipe, on the 17th and 24th
of March . Before the last date the presses at Brazoria [of
the Texas Republican] and Nacogdoches had ceased their publica-
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