The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 40, July 1936 - April, 1937 Page: 34
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
again when witnessing the ceremonies of this joyous occasion."
The State Gazette gave "Honor to the patriotic old man" and pre-
dicted that "his name will be handed down to posterity associ-
ated with those of the immortal heroes who wear the well-earned
laurels plucked upon the deathless plains of San Jacinto."26
The battle of San Jacinto was hailed as a great victory. A
treaty of peace was signed with the captured Mexican President
and General, Santa Anna, and altho it was soon repudiated, Mexi-
can authority was never again extended over the Texan settlers.
The new Republic continued in comparative peace the ten-year
career which it began in the throes of a very dubious war.
The free Negro contributed in full measure to making at first,
good government, and at last, independence, a reasonable hope;
and with his strength and his property, his blood and his life,
he helped to remove all doubt that the Republic of Texas would
survive the Revolution. In the performance of this service, the
free Negro served in a wide variety of capacities with bravery
and distinction; as messenger and drayman; guide, spy and in-
terpreter; musician and fighting man. He had come from dis-
tant parts to lend his aid, he had bestowed his property on the
cause, he had fought shoulder to shoulder with his white com-
panions, bled and suffered together with them, laid down his life
at their side, and smouldered on the same funeral pyre.
2"Dick later served in the capacity of drummer during the Mexican War
at the battles of Monterey and Buena Vista. State Gcazette (Austin),
May 25, 1850.
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