The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 43, July 1939 - April, 1940 Page: 487
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Joseph Eve, Charge d'Affaires to Texas
of the army, Burlesons men refused to be commanded by Som-
erville they all returned home without meeting a Mexican That
San Ta Ana has organized a large force and intends making
war upon Texas, none need doubt, but he never can conquer
Texas although Texas is in a most deplorable condition, with a
population of less than a hundred thousand souls not a regular
soldier belonging to the government not a dollar in the Treas-
ury, and without credit to Borrow money at home or abroad,
with the most violent party feeling pervading the whole country,
There were at one time about 2600 volunteers in the field and well
armed and equiped by voluntary contribution. The people of Gal-
veston subscribed and paid every dollar about $1500 The volunteers
petitioned the President to appoint Genrl, Johnson" the com-
mander of the Army he refused to do so, hence they are at
war with the President, Love60 is at the head of the opposition
Genrl, Houston and he made a speech to the volunteers, they
are boath very bitter the President says that Love and some
others of the opposition ought to be executed as traitors while
they threaten to put the President aboard a vessel and send
him to the United States, Genrl, Lamar and his friends Judge
Burnett6' and his friends the Vice President and his friends
are all in the opposition, The President has some very strong
friends with him. There will be a large meeting to night in
this city gotten up by the opposition men [who] are here from
almost every part of the Republic, the President and part of
59Albert Sidney Johnston (February 3, 1803-April 6, 1862), who was a
graduate of West Point, served as chief of staff to General Atkinson
during the Black Hawk War, 1832; resigned from the United States
Army and came to Texas in 1836; appointed senior brigadier-general in
the Texan army, January, 1837, and the following year became Secretary
of War under President Lamar; with the outbreak of the Mexican War
he again became associated with the United States Army, but once more
resigned--this time to join the Confederate Army. He was killed in the
famous battle of Pittsburg Landing. The National Cyolopedia of Ameri-
can Biography, I, 388-89.
eoJames Love, son-in-law of Richard -and Elizabeth (Jennings) Ballinger
and brother-in-law to Joseph Eve's wife, was born in Barbourville, Ken-
tucky, May 12, 1795, and after his marriage came to Galveston, Texas.
His daughter, Mary, married Richard Morris in 1841; and, upon his
death, she married Joseph Bates at Galveston in 1851. Ballinger Genealogy.
61David Gouverneur Burnet (April 4, 1789-Dec. 5, 1870) was born in
Newark, New Jersey. He enlisted in General Miranda's expedition of
1806. Burnet moved to Natchitoches, Louisiana, in 1817, and perma-
nently to Texas in 1826, and, when the revolution broke out, became
ad interim president of the Republic of Texas. He served as second vice-
president of the Republic. From 1846 to the close of Governor J. P. Hen-
derson's administration he served as Secretary of State of Texas. Al-
though Burnet was elected Senator to the United States Congress in 1866,
he was denied admission to that body. In 1834 Burnet had .been ap-
pointed one of the three district judges of Texas. The National Cyclo-
pedia of American Biography, V, 147.
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