The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 42, July 1938 - April, 1939 Page: 23
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Gaceta de Texas: Translation of First Number
it superficially to Spain, and to take part in the common cause
of the independence and freedom of America. All is perfectly
combined: and the only things delaying it are the events in
Mexico: so that in order to cement liberty throughout all the
hemisphere of Columbus all that is lacking is the union of the
peoples, that is to say, that they shall mutually aid one another,
joining hands in this sacred and general obligation. All
have already taken the place that belongs to them, and they have
sworn to be free at all cost, and only the powerful and vast
empire of Mexico delays. If the latter finally comes out of its
lethargy, all is finished, on all sides and in all parts of America
there shall be formed independent states, and anxious to aid it
and to join it with the closest fraternity. Spain no longer exists
so far as America is concerned, and there is nothing, nothing that
can intimidate their regenerations.
What shall we Mexican patriots do now? The first step is to
establish a government free of intrigues, and to consult the gen-
eral will and good of the people. Now that we are in complete
possession of our rights since our independence is costing us so
many sacrifices, let us not appoint men unworthy of such an
honorable and delicate commission, to form the government. Hon-
esty, disinterestedness, and patriotism must be the only titles that
shall deserve our votes. Not the villains that wasted extravagant
flatteries upon the despotism of the former government, nor the
egoists that only try to build their personal fortune upon the
sacrifices that we make in order to achieve our freedom. Nor the
wicked who prostitute themselves under foreign influence shall
deserve our votes.
Undoubtedly we have yet much to do in order to achieve the
glorious end that we have set for ourselves; but no obstacle will
amount to much when there are many of us interested in this
great work. Our brothers in the north are completely decided
to defend us in every imaginable way, this is no paradox, we
are all witnesses of the valor, disinterestedness and honor with
which the American relief army comports itself. What a sublime
rank this army composed almost entirely of heroes will occupy in
the notable history of our political regeneration! Who will not
glow with longings at hearing of the deeds of valor with which
the Kamperes, the Roses, the Murays, the Taylors, have distin-
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