The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 14, July 1910 - April, 1911 Page: 48
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to deaths removals etc and at that time were in a great measure
subservient to the views of the speculating party, and as such .they
made strong opposition to my publication in one of their own
which they circulated throughout the country, and which I here-
with transmit marked B1 I immediately replied to them in an-
other communication which you will find marked C2 which piece
they never answered. The truth was the speculators had not com-
pleted their business and they were determined that Texas should
make no move until their objects were completed. The General
Government not being sufficiently settled down on the new plan
and wishing to keep the colonies lulled, the President usurped the
power and ordered a new election for Governor and that the mil-
itary Governor should hold his seat until the Governor elect should
be installed. The speculating mania were in waiting to get the
new Governor to confirm and complete their unfinished business.
The military were not however pleased with the choice of new
Governor and determined to oppose him. The Congress was in
session and had appointed a Governor ad interim until the new
one could be installed the roads were guarded by the military to
prevent his approach to the Capitol. They finally succeeded in
getting him there by stratagem but his reign was a very short one.
the speculators endeavored to get him into Texas in order that
their business could be completed. The Congress was dispersed
the Governor overtaken and sent a prisoner to a foreign Calaboose,
and the speculators scampered for life and fled into the colonies.
About this time communications were received from an anonymous
writer in the City of Mexico signed 0. P. Q. informing us that
mischief was planned against us by Santa Ana, and that Col. Al-
monte would soon be among us for the special purpose of spying
out the country preparatory to operations against us, and strongly
recommended to us to detain him as a prisoner.
We soon found that 0. P. Q. had not deceived us, Almonty ar-
rived in Texas as we had been advised. He was however received
and treated with every courtesy-had seen the correspondence of
0. P. Q. but disavowed the charge, and the balance of his history
you know from personal observation.
'Prinwted in Edward, History of Texas, 225-231.
'Printed in The Texas Republican (Brazoria), December 13, 1834.
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