The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 36, July 1932 - April, 1933 Page: 45
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The First Texas Newspaper
Receipts given by quarter masters, commissaries, paymasters, or
other officers of the government, for provisions or other public
stores, as well as for services rendered in defence of the Republic,
will be received as cash in all payments to the Government.
"Six hundred and forty acres will be allowed to each actual
settler; and as a further inducement, one hundred and sixty acres
will be allowed to each child of his or her family, or orphan under
his or her protection, under eighteen years of age, and three hun-
dred and twenty acres to each member of his or her family, over
eighteen and under twenty-one years of age. These terms will be
extended to all settlers coming into the Republic on or before the
first day of March eighteen hundred and twenty.
"A Surveyor will be immediately appointed to go directly to
surveying. Returns of surveys, &c. will be made to the President
of the Supreme Council, until it is convenient to establish a General
"The above remarks are not intended to apply to the settlers in
this section of the Republic who have raised crops here this year. --
To the old settlers, however, we must observe, that we are confident
the Supreme Council will decide on this business to their full satis-
faction, and as soon as it is determined the result will be published."
Still one week later, the Nashville Clarion of October 19, 1819,
under a date line "Nacogdoches, Sept. 11." printed an article with
the heading "Insurrection at Vera Cruz." The source is not speci-
fied but it seems likely that the text is quoted from the Texas
Republican. The use throughout of the editorial "we" would lend
support to this assumption. The article reads as follows:
"By a party of republican Spaniards who have arrived within a
few days from the Camanches, we learn that it was stated by
Spanish prisoners recently taken by Camanches, with whom our
informants conversed, that an insurrection had broken out in the
neighborhood of Vera Cruz, against the [R]oyal government. It
was reported that 1900 men were in arms - to suppress whom
Arradonda had marched with what forces he could collect. - If
this rumor should be true it cannot but operate as a powerful
diversion in our favor. In a short time we shall ascertain this
important point. From the same source we learn that the
Camanches and Lee Panes, the most powerful tribes of Indians in
this country and who are at war with the royalists, are waiting
impatiently expecting the approach of the army of the republic,
and promise an effective co-operation in the reduction of St.
Antonio and La Bahia, the only posts in the possession of the
"Brig. Gen. Cook has returned from Pacon Point, bringing with
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