The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 7, July 1903 - April, 1904 Page: 11
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The Mejia Expedition. 11
in a series of resolutions' they declared themselves, in a most
decided fashion, as opposed to the "precipitate steps recently taken
at Anahuac and Brazoria."2 The meeting prayed that all who had
become entangled in the troubles should return to their homes, and
that an investigation should be made of the conduct of Bradburn.
In the sixth resolution it is stated that the convention would resent
any attempts against the government to which all had sworn obedi-
ence, and which had heaped upon them with a beneficent and liberal
hand favors and acts of kindness. The inhabitants, moreover,
expressed their desire of cooperating with the political chief in
reestablishing order and tranquillity in their department. Finally
the colonists invited the districts of the municipality of San Felipe
to join with them.
Again, on June 30, came an urgent appeal from the "peace
party" to the colonists to save their adopted country from its
impending ruin. In an address of the given date from the ayunta-
miento of San Felipe to the public, that body exhorted all true
men to support the Mexican laws and the constitution. "Act
now in your movements promptly and rapidly," wrote the council,
"and unite heartily with us in order to save the colony and other
fellow-countrymen from the destruction which threatens them, so
that our sons in future centuries may have the happiness of count-
ing their ancestors as among the number of those who, in the year
1832, saved the municipality of the town of San Felipe from the
terrible effects of anarchy and confusion, and the consequent anni-
hilation with which these two menaced it."'
Tn pursuance of the San Felipe declarations, which besought the
aid of the districts of the municipality of San Felipe, the residents
of Matagorda convened on July 2, 1832, and proclaimed themselves
in favor of the government and the constitution of the United
Mexican States. They deeply deplored the untimely affairs at
Anahuac and Brazoria, and promised the political chief their moral
support in the forthcoming investigation of these occurrences.4
'Preserved in the Nacogdoches Archives, box 2, no. 104.
'Brazoria was the Anglo-American settlement on the Brazos just above
Velasco and was the center of insurrection in that quarter.
'Translated from the address in the Nacogdoches Archives, box 2, no. 92.
"Diplomatic Correspondence, Texas Archives, Department of State, box
13, no. 1238.
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