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came out with the high recommendations from their friends in the
United States, and who was immediately invested with the command
of all the Republican forces of Texas. Bernardo being greatly incensed
at his arrogance and presumption denounced him to the Mexicans as
a traitor, sent out by the friends of Spain to betray them, and, after
succeeding in exciting a strong prejudice against him, he left accom-
panied, by Dr. Forsyth and returned to the United States, exulting
over the train he had spread behind him, for the destruction of his
enemy. A number of the Mexicans who had abandoned the town,
after the execution of the Spanish officers, having returned and most
of the prisoners, taken from Elisondo remaining in town, portended
cause of Mexican liberty . worthy of recompense at the hands of the Mexican
nation." Toledo originally had planned to go to Cuba but, on seeing Gutierrez's
success in Texas, decided to join him there. He collected a suite consisting of
Henry Adams Bullard, Juan Picornel, Colonie, LaTour, Godwin B. Cotton, and
Samuel Mower and a few others. He purchased a printing press and left for
Nacogdoches via Pittsburgh. In Pittsburgh, he dismissed one Nathaniel Cogswell,
who promptly wrote to Magee and Gutierrez accusing Toledo of being a Spanish
Royalist agent. From Natchitoches, Toledo wrote to Gutierrez offering his services,
but they were promptly rejected. Shaler became involved with Toledo in a plan
to unseat Gutierrez. Bullard, Picornel and James B. Wilkinson, son of the American
general, moved with a small body of troops to San Antonio via La Bahia. In San
Antonio, these men were instrumental in the removal of Gutierrez. Toledo reached
San Antonio in July, 1813. After the defeat at the Medina, Toledo returned to
the Sabine and tried to renew the expedition in rivalry with John Hamilton Robin-
son. He served as aide-de-camp to Governor Claiborne of Louisiana during the
British invasion. In 1816, lonely and dispirited, he sought the pardon of the
King of Spain and tried to disrupt the Mina expedition. He sailed for Bordeaux
on December 22, 1816, and died in Paris on April 16, 1858, while serving as a
diplomatic agent for the Spanish government. [Bullard], Book Review, North
American Review, XLIII, 237-240; Harris G. Warren, "Jose Alvarez de Toledo's
Reconciliation with Spain and Projects for suppressing Rebellion in the Spanish
Colonies," Louisiana Historical Quarterly, XXII, 827; Castafieda, Catholic Heritage,
VI, 66; Shaler Papers.
IsoHenry Adams Bullard was born on September 9, 1788, at Pepperell, Massa-
chusetts. He was expelled from Harvard College for walking out of Commons
when some particularly rotten meat was served, but was finally granted his A.B.
in 1807, and an M.A. in 1836. He was admitted to the bar in Philadelphia in 1812.
He read and spoke fluent French, Spanish, Italian, and German. He served as
secretary and aide-de-camp to Toledo (see note 129, above). En route to San
Antonio he was offered the post of secretary of state by Gutierrez to replace the
recently killed Masicot (see note 125, above). After the battle on the Medina, he
set up a law office in Natchitoches, Louisiana, and married Sarah Maria Kaiser on
October 24, 1816. They had five children. In 1819 he was appointed judge of the
district court, and in 1820o was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives.
He was a Whig member of the 22nd and 23rd Congresses. In January, 1834, he was
appointed a member of the Louisiana State Supreme Court. He also served as
professor at law at Louisiana State University and as the first president of the
Louisiana State Historical Society. Bullard died on April 17, 1851. Biographical
Directory of the American Congress: 1774-1949 (Washington, 1950), 913; Dora J.
Bonquis, "The Career of Henry Adams Bullard, Louisiana Jurist, Legislator and
Educator," Louisiana Historical Quarterly, XLIII, 100ooo-1o3o.
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