The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 23, July 1919 - April, 1920 Page: 90
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90 The Southwestern Historical Quarterly
tonio and Goliad. The regular army was small, and as yet had
not been definitely organized. Though it was thought that the
Mexicans might not arrive till March, yet many believed that
something might be done by the volunteers already organized to
prevent the entrance of the Mexican army within the borders of
Texas. For this reason, among others, the fitting out of the Mata-
moras Expedition was urged, which, while furnishing employment
for the volunteers, might have the desired effect of keeping the
Mexicans out of Texas altogether. There was great opposition,
however, to this movement; but Fannin was finally appointed to
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