The Texas Almanac for 1858 Page: 17
ItORTICULTURE AND CHRONOLOGY. 17
HORTICULTIURE FOR JUNE.4J
There will now be buttlittle to be done except to keep the ground clear of weeds. The ground
should be frequently stirred about all growing plants, whether they are much troubled with
weeds or not, as this will tend to make them send forth quantities of new fibrous roots, which
materially assist them in absorbing the moisture from the earth, and also by keeping the earth
light it presents a larger surface, and thus affords a better opportunity for the night-dews, which
generally fall heavy at this season, to penetrate, and thus supply the place of the rains which
are needed by the crops, but seldom obtained during this month in quantities sufficient to do
Cucumbers, Squash, Musk and Water Mefons, Okra, Black-eyed and Crowder Peas, may still
be planted if the weather is showery, or the ground sufficiently moist to germinate the seed and
give them a fair start. Clean and plow early-planted Sweet Potatoes and Late Corn. Set out
Sweet Potato slips pr vines, if the weather is favorable and the ground moist. If not, as it will
now be advisable to have all the potatoes that you intend to plant in as soon as possible, it will
be as well to make up the ridges and plant the slips early in the morning and late in the even-
ing, and let them receive a copious watering at the time of setting out the vines, and every even-
ing for two or three days afterwards, until they have had a chance to take root.
As Eschlalots will now be ripening, they should be pulled up and put away in some dry place:
if some place can be had which is at once cool and dry, so much the better.
Budding may still be performed. Keep the trees that were budded last month clear of weeds:
the binding should now be taken off, and those buds that show a disposition.togrow should be
carefully examined: cut off the dead bark that laps over the bud, and rebud those socks that
have failed to take, and cut away all sprouts that make their appearance below the bud.
In very dry seasons and towards the end of this month, the Cabbage-crops-what are left of
them-become stunted and covered with aphides to that extent that, even if they escape being
eaten up entirely, they present a very unsightly appearance. This may be obviated in a great
measure by frequent washings with the watering-pot or garden-engine, and by giving them a
plentiful supply of water a. the roots; and, although a superfluity of water is supposed to be
injurious to the flavor of mctt vegetables, yet this rule does not hold good in respect to Cabbages,
which are not in the least affected by it.
In this month Aaron Burr sailed for England, and for several years endeavored, though in
vain, to obtain the sanction of some of the principal Powers of Europe to his plan for revo-
lutionizing Mexico. He returned home, disappointed, in August, 1812, resumed his profession
of law, and finally died, September 14, 1836, on Staten Island.
June 4, 189,5--Austin contracts for 500 families to be settled in the territory bounded by the
reserve ten leagues on the south; and on the north by the road from Nacogdoches to Bexar,
on the east by the San Jacinto to its head, and thence by a line due 1orth to the said road,
and on the west by a line due south from said road to the Lavaca River.
June 1 1836-Santa Anba, with Colonels Almonte, Nunes and his secretary, eibbarks-on
board the armed schoner Invincible, commanded by Captain S. Brown, with a view to eturn
to Mexico, in accordance with the stipulations that had been entered into.
June 3, 18.36-A party of volunteers arrive at Velasco led by General T. J. Green, General
M. iunt and others, and demand that Santa Anna shall not be permitted to depart; and
President Burnet, apprehensive of civil disturbances from these men, ordered that anta
Anna should be escorted to Quintana, for further consultation, and in hopes that the obliga-
tions of the Government could be performed without any act of violence or resort to arms.
June 9, 1836-Santa Anta transmits a solemn protest to President Burnet, complaining that
he was treated more like a criminal than a prisoner of war contrary to the agreement
entered into. He proterts against the ill usage of General toll, who had come into the
Texan camp with a flag of true and under the safeguard of General' Houston. He protests
against the non-fulflment of the agreement for the exchange of ptisoners,--gainst the vioe-
lence done to him by-compelling him to- comeon shore at the dictation of CGeneral Green,
who, he said, had just arrived with 180 men,-and, finally, against bad treatment generally.
June 10, 1836-Presidet Burnet replies to the above protest, admitting and regrettin some
few of the grotlnds of complaint, and showing clearly that the rest were without foundation.
Ja e 11, 1836-President Barnet addresses a lengthy and able remonstrance to the troops
against this threatened violence, defending the treaty for Santa Anna's release, as based
upon sound views of public policy, &c. To this General Lamar, then Secretary of State,
replied urging that Santa Anna had forfeited his life, and that simple justice required his
execution as a murderer.
Jane t1, 3183-- r. Clay, on the part of a committee of the United States Senate, reports
favorably to the recognition of the independence of Texas, which report was agreed to by
both Houses of Vongres,-
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