The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 43, July 1939 - April, 1940 Page: 510
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
merchant at Tampico that the Mexicans are fiting out a suficient
number of vessels to transport 6000 men to invade Galveston
the most important City in Texas. If this inteligence be true
Genl, San Ta Anna has rejected the proposition of the United
States and British Governments to negotiate a peace between
Texas and Mexico.
If he counts numbers as resources the odds are greatly in his
favour against Texas, but if he would give up his inflexible
stubourness and his inordinate ambition, and take an impartial
view of the subject, he would discourver, that he is playing a
game of great hazzard, which may terminate his and his coun-
try's destiny much sooner than by giving peace to Texas, my
opinion is that there is nothing more certain in the decrees of
fate than that Texas will maintain its indipendence and ulti-
mately give laws to Mexico.
I came to this conclusion by a comparison of the character of
the two races, the Texans are bould chivalrous, intelligent and
interprising who fight for their wives and children their property
and their civil and religious liberty, whilst the Mexicans are a
feeble mongrel race of Spanish Indian an [d] negro, nine tenths
of them ignorant and Priest riden bound in chains of supersti-
tion which hangs upon them like an incubus and holds all the
faculties of the mind in a hopeless state of Bondage extinguishes
every inducement to noble and valorous deeds and leaves them
in the lowest depth of misery and poverty almost beyond the
reach of remedy who is forced from his family and fights for
no principle except to gratify the whim and caprice of his cap-
The fullness of my sheet adminishes me to close. I shall be
pleased to hear from you. Mrs Eve joins me in the request to
be presented kindly to Mrs Robertson with all others who may
feel an interest in hearing from us
That you may live in the enjoyment of every blessing which
this world can bestow is the wish of your friend
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