The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 16, July 1912 - April, 1913 Page: 329
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Notes and Fragments
by Mexico would have prevented the rebellion that soon occurred.
In October, 1835, he wrote, 'Our principles are to support the
Constitution (of 1824) and down with the usurper!!' Not he,
but Anson Jones, appears to have set the ball of independence
rolling. In fact no trace of him is to be discovered for more than
two years during the critical stage of the budding revolution, and
when he reappears, it is not at the principal seat of the movement.
Hundreds of Texan and Mexican documents bearing on the gene-
sis of the rebellion have been searched for his name without suc-
cess." In this the author has but followed Barker's article.
The mystery of Houston's whereabouts in 1834 is dispelled by
Mrs. Jefferson Davis in the life of her husband. The exact title
is Jefferson Davis, ex-President of the Confederate States of
America, A Memoir by his Wife. It was copyrighted in 1890.
In I, 156-157, this passage occurs, "Horace and Hannibal Bonney,
twin brothers, who enlisted in the First Dragoons in 1833, marched
to Jefferson Barracks, which was then an outpost on the extreme.
frontier. After a winter spent there the troops were ordered to
Fort Gibson, Ark., and on their arrival were welcomed by a body
of five hundred or more Indian Warriors in the full glory of their
native costumes. At their head rode a man, over six feet in
height, dressed all in buckskin, and when Horace Bonney inquired
who this white warrior was, with all these red men, he was in-
formed that it was the redoubtable Captain Sam Houston."
THOMAS MAITLAND MARSHALL.
THE TEXAS REPUBLICAN.-Two notes on the Texas Republican
have previously appeared in THE QUARTERLY.' The interest that
attaches to this pioneer among newspapers in Texas and the in-
formation contained in the extracts below will, perhaps, excuse
this additional note. These extracts add to. our information con-
cerning the issues for August 14, 21 and 28, 1819, and throw
some light on the condition of Texas at that time, the motives that
animated Dr. Long and the kind of appeal he made for help.
The Mississippi Republican (Natchez) of August 31, 1819,
says "We have just received the first number of the Texas Repub-
lican, from which a few extracts are given in this day's paper."
1THE QUARTERLY, VI, 162-5; VII, 242-3.
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