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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
y Teran wrote to the war department on December 19, and re-
ferred to his letter to Austin.14 These facts seem to indicate
that the date, November 20, is correct, and not an inadvertent
slip for December 20. "Indeed, there is some evidence that
before the petitions from San Antonio and Saltillo reached the
capital Guerrero had already lifted the decree from Texas in
response to a letter from General TerAn.""
By the time the Texans received the news that their holdings
in slaves were secure as far as the Mexican government was
concerned, the regime of Guerrero had been overthrown. The
Bustamante government took charge of affairs on January 1,
1830. Much confusion developed in the various state govern-
ments over the interpretations of Article 4 of the Plan of
Jalapa; and what really happened was that those state officials
who were in accord with the Bustamante faction were retained
and those who opposed it were turned out. This applied to leg-
islators, governors, and in fact, all public functionaries. Small
revolutionary movements occurred in all the states; some of
these were put down by force; in other cases, elections, maneu-
vered by partisans of Bustamante, brought about the desired
changes with at least a show of legality.'6 The task of establish-
ing the Bustamante government in Tamaulipas necessitated
Mier y TerAn's leaving Tampico the first week in January and
making his way northward to Victoria, the capital, where he
remained until the new government was installed and the Plan
of Jalapa was accepted without reservation on the part of the
officials.'7 His troops were in a pitiful condition, without proper
clothing, many sick or convalescent, and all on foot. Their
armaments were almost useless and their supply of ammunition
14E. C. Barker, The Life of Stephen F. Austin, 250, n. 100.
15E. C. Barker, Mexico and Texas, 56.
16J. M. Bocanegra, Memorias para la Historia de Mexico Independiente,
1822-1846, II, 150-151; F. de Paula de Arrangoiz, Mdkico desde 1808 hasta
1867, II, 198.
"uAmple correspondence is available to enable one to follow the revolu-
tionary story in Tamaulipas from January 1 to January 14, 1830. See
Francisco Vital FernAndez, Inspector of Militia, to Commandant General
of the States of the East, Victoria, January 1; Enrique Camilo SuArez,
Vice-governor of Tamaulipas, to Manuel de Mier y Teran, Victoria, Jan-
uary 1; Mier y Teran to FernAndez, Rancho de Panocha, January 10; Mier
y Terin to SuArez, January 10; Suarez to Mier y Teran, January 12, Mier
y Teran to SuArez, Villa de Casas, January 13; SuArez to Mier y Teran,
January 13 and 14; and Juan Guerra and Garza Garcia to Mier y TerAn,
Victoria, January 14, in Archivo General de M6xico, Guerra, Frac. 1, Leg.
14, op. mil., 1830. The University of Texas (Hatcher) Transcripts.
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