The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 14, July 1910 - April, 1911 Page: 52
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Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
members that I at that time, suspected for down right corruption,
but the others not being practical men, were easily led astray. At
the same time I sent in this communication, I served all of the un-
suspected ones with a private note couched in kind and deckerous
[decorous] language informing them what I had done and that
they were not included or aimed at in the communication. The
faction was deceived, I had detained all their important ordi-
na[n]ces in the Executive office and instead of sending them back
with my objections as they had expected, I sent in this communi-
cation. They discovered that their deep laid plans and favorite
projects were blasted and they became quite infuriated. All they
could then do was to try and break me down, both with the people
and the army. They tore open the seals of secrecy published the
document to, the world with a long written tissue of falsehood,
made another Governor, Mexican like, and notified me that I was
removed from office, and then preferred many heavy charges with
a notice that if I did not appear and plead that all would be taken
for confessed etc etc. They endeavored to make as much con-
fusion as possible. It however had very little effect with [the]
public. I published a short communication to the public marked
D1. and am proud to say however great may have been my error,
that both army and people were on my side. The troops stationed
at the post of Bexar became infuriated at the conduct of the Coun-
cil called a meeting and addressed a communication to the new
Governor and Council couched in terms of hold and manly decla-
mation informing them that they would not recognize their author-
ity and concluded by resolutions condemnatory of their proceed-
ings and that they would sustain me with their arms--copies of
which were sent to the new Governor and Council and also en-
closed to me copies addressed to each of the editors of newspapers
which were then published in Texas.2 I however suppressed the
publication, and as they had beged permition to come to San
Felipe to give me protection as they had understood they were en-
deavoring to organize a mob against me, I was compelled to send
an agent forthwith, to quiet them and prevent their march to the
'Dated January 22, 1836, and printed in Brown, Life and Times of
Henry Smith, 257-264.
2See Appendix I, pp. 5.5-58.
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