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HORTICULTURE TAND CHRONOLOGY. 27
R TICTLTURE FOR NIOVEMBEf.
Continue to prepare ground and to set out Cabbage, Lettuce, &c.
Thin to a'stind Beets, Carrots, Turnips, &c., and transplant, wherever necessary: those plants
which are pulled out in thinning will generally be sufficient to filU ip with in places where the
seed has not come uEp well, or where it has been destroyed by worms or other causes.
Keep the garden well worked with the hoe; be constantly on the alert to destroy all weeds that
make their appearance in the beds or walks.
Sow Radishes, Turnips, Carrots, Long Blood and Turnip Bets, Winter Spinach, Cauliflower,
Rutabaga Turnip, Kale, Battersea and Drumhead Cabbage, ilrumhead Lettuce, English Peas, &c.
Stick Peas planted last month. Plant Onions and Esehalots, if not previously done,.
Fruit-trees and shrubberymay now be removed and transplanted; fill up with young and
thrifty trees wherever the old ones may have died out. !'Be careful, in removing trees, to prune
the roots with a sharp knife. and in setting them out let the hole be. fully large for the roots to
be liinfed fair without cramping and turning up or down in an unnatural manner. Do iot
plat too deep, and let the earth be well shaken down among the roots and trodden down with
the tbot. A few bucketfuls of water to the roots after planting will assist to close the earth down
Pist Stoe-fruit seed.
November 7d 1812-The Royalists, numbering 2000, commanded by Saleedo and Herrer,
appear before Goliad, then in possession of 5agee. The siege continued till February 1,
following, when Colonel K emper (who had succeeded to the command on Magee's death)
attacks the besiegers, renouting them with immense slaughter, though they outnumbered him
five to one.
Nov. 5, 1815-Morales, the successor of Hidalgo, after a variety of brilliant successes, is finally
captured at Tehuacan, taken to the City of Mexico, and deprived of his clerical orders, as
- Hidalgo had been; is finally shot in the back at San Christoval, on the 22d of December.
Nov. 10, IS33S-Dr. JohnCharles Beales embarks from New York with fifty-ninecolonists, on
the schooner Amos Wright, bound for Aransas Bay, and arrives at Copano December 11,
where he procures wagpns carts, Ac., and arrives tn Goliad, DeEiember 22; from thence he
proceeds to San Antoioi where, after much exposure from the inclement weather, he arrives'
on the 5th of February;- Crosses th6 Nueces River the 28th of February,arrives at the
Rio Grande the 4th of larch, crosses that river the 5th, near Presidio, and proceeds to Las,
Morns in the colony granted him, by the Government, where he founds the town called Villa
de Dolores, the 16th of March, and organizes a local government, &e. But he- was soon
compelled to leave:on business, and, his colonists being disappointed in the climate,"and
being suhiected to privations, abaandonedthe settlement-in June following, 1334.
Nov.4, 18 5-Adjutant Westover, having taken Goliad on the id of this month, with fifty
men, is attacked by a party of seventyMexicans, after half his men had left him. Tha
Mlexicans are compelled to retreat, after a fight of an hour and a half with the Ioss of twenty*
eight men killed, one Texan only being wounded, in the hand.
Nov. P, 8, 35-A, fight takes place near texar between 40 Texans and 160 Mexicats, the latter,
being finally compelled to retreat with the loss.of five baen killed, the, Texans having but
one slightly wounded. The fight was brought on according to Kennedy by the Texans going
out to int erept some Mexicans who had been ordered by Eos to burn the grass. around San,
Antonio; and wac -erefore called the "grass fight." But Yoaknm-says the grass. fight"'
was the fight of the 26th
Nov. 9, 135i-General Bravo issues a proclamation from San Lnis Potosi informing lis sol-
diers that they were.to join the army then being organized for the invasion of Texas.
Nov. 12, 1835-The Consultation of Texas, having met at San Felipe organize a roisonal
-government hos Henry Smith Governor, and as. W. RobinsoniteZantovernor.
Nov. 21, 1 -An advertlsementjs published for the first time in Texas, in the Telegraph
inviting sealert proposals for mail-contracts on si_ different routes, the- alvertisement being.
signed . John tice Jones, PostmasterGeneral of the Provisional Government.
Nov. 26, 1835 -An' pgagement is brought on by Colonel-Bowie, with about one hundred,
men, attacking apairty of about as many Mexicans, who ware retu i g with grass: they
had cut for the horses .of the besieged. The Mexicans came out of lexar to austain the
foraging-party, andthe Texans co'mingto the aid of Bowie;-a pretty general fightensued; hbut
the Mexicans soon retreated, with the loss of fifty killed besides the wounded, the Texans
having two wounded and one missing. This is what Yoakum calls the "grass fight."
Nov. 28, 1835--Austin, having been appointed one of the three commissioners to visit the
United States for the pursse of obta ing aid, resigns his commission as commanderin-
chief of the army, then before Bexatr.
Nov. 15, l36-Lorenzo de Zavala died this mouth with universal expressions of regret. .
Nov. 1 183 -Wm. IL Wharton seat out for Washington as riinister to the United States.
Nov. 4s 1837-Generat llouston delivers a meSsage:to the Congress of Texa, recommending
that, inasmuch as the proposition for annexation had not been. rcepted by the United
States, Texas should. sow pursue an independent course of policy with a view to secure the
most advatitageous treaties with European Governments; and tO thisend he recommends
that the 'iprpositioa for otnexatlon should be withdrawn.
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