The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 21, July 1917 - April, 1918 Page: 62
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The Southwestern Historical Quarterly
[States of] America, the lessons of their fathers will not be lost
on their descendants.
That, as in the case of the patriotic Greeks, the South Ameri-
cans and the Poles, we have a right to cheer them by our sym-
pathies, and to aid them in the supplies of clothes and provisions.
That we approve of and recommend to the citizen of this
meeting a plan by which the citizens of Texas shall be supplied
through their agent, Mr. Smith, by our contributions, with such
an amount of hollow ware as he may deem sufficient, to contain
other provisions, by which they shall be. filled, according to his
judgment and sound discretion.
That this meeting have every confidence in the integrity and
patriotism of Mr. Smith, and no wish or intention to violate any
law of their own government.
On motion of R. T. Lyttle, Esq., a central committee was ap-
pointed to correspond with the New Orleans committee, in rela-
tion to Texas. The committee was formed by the appointment
of Dr. Daniel Drake, William M. Corry, Nathaniel Seaman, Col-
onel Charles Hales, and Israel Ludlow.'
Under date of March 16, 1836, Mr. William Bryan, general
agent for Texas at New Orleans, reported to the Governor and
Council of Texas the arrival at that place of "two iron field
I have rec'd a letter from Cincinnati Ohio, and with it two
Iron field pieces complete excepting harness, presented by the
Citizens of Cincinnati, (through W M Corry Chn of Texas Com-
mittee Edward Woodruff and Pulaski Smith Esquires) to the gov-
ernment of Texas. I have in the name of the government ac-
knowledged their receipt, and presented them with your thanks
for their noble and acceptable donation. . .
"The cannon were manufactured, mounted, supplied with shot
at the foundry of Messrs. Greenwood and Webb," of Cincinnati.
They were dispatched by Mr. Bryan to Brazoria. "To this point
General Houston sent twice for them; but the want of means of
transportation, the wretched condition of the roads, and ulti-
mately the proximity of the enemy, made it hazardous to forward
them by that route. They were then shipped by Colonel A. Hus-
'Cincinnati Evening Post quoted by the Texean and Emigrants' Guide
(Nacogdoches), December 19, 1835.
2Yoakum, History of Texas, II, 123.
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 21, July 1917 - April, 1918, periodical, 1918; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101073/m1/68/: accessed September 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.