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man Harvy Stafford. the teacher boarding around
among the neighbors. we have been going two
week to the school and there is another
excitement. Father has been to Harrisburg. found
the men making threates against the garrison at
Anahuac. Mr. Andru Brisco has alarge stock of
goods there which is the chief port of entry East
of the Brazos. Captain Denorio the Mexican
costom house officer will not allow him to sell
goods with-out apermit from the costom house.
when Fath left Harris-burg the men and boys
were drilling and threatening to disarme the
garrison. Mr. Chote Dave Harris and father
advised them not to do it as Stephen F. Austin
was aprisoner in Mexico. it might endanger his
life. this is very discouraging. Mr. Stafford has
heard from his Father and Step Mother. she will
return this winter and take all theire slaves to the
United States She didnt have any trouble with
those she took back last year. says she can do
better than aman runing slaves in to the United
States. says that they get news from Mexico
through the news papers it is the intention of the
Mexican goverment to garrison every town in
texas and liberate the slaves. the United States
goverment will station troops on the Sabien river
to prevent the slave-holders from crossing. will
also send awar-ship to the Gulf of Mexico.
pag 41 continued
our school is doing well. no sickess the grown
young men have started to school three of them
with the teacher will campe in the school house
and do theire one coocking Mother and mrs Dyer
give them milk,butter and eggs. they go home
friday eveings. Mr Henson spndes Saturday and
Sunday with the neigbors the young men are
anxious for the school to bee keep open in the
sum-mer as they have to work in the fall and
winter. there is more trouble at Ananhuac.
acourier came to our house yesterday fron Harris-
burg going to San Felipe with adis-patch from
Harris-burg stateing there had been fighting at
anahuac. Captain Tenorio had arrested Andrew
Briscoe and Clinton Harris and put them in prison
and wounded several Texasens. Clinton Harris
went from Harrisburg to buy dry goods from mr.
Briscoe when the mexica officer Captain tenorio
orderd him not to move the goods. while he and
his assistant Mr Smith were ging to his boat they
were fired upon and mr Smith was wounded in
the brest. Clinton Harris was released the nex
day returned to Harris-burg. wrote out
astatement. sent it to San Felite to William B
Travis this news stoped our school as the teacher
and young men are going to Harrisburg. there
had been ameeting at San Felipe recommending
that garrison at Anahuac be dis armed. mr.
W. B. Travis went to Harrisburg where he raised
acomany of men mostly from San Jacinto and
buffalo bayou they took acannon. put it acart
used for hauling logs to the saw mill.
page 42 July 1835 Celeba the Fourt of July after
the fall of Anahuac.
they shiped the men and cannon on asmall
schooner. set sail for Anahuac. arrived there the
last of June. forced Captain tenorio and the
garrison to capitulate. mr Briscoe was released
from prison. this broke up anahuac as aport of
entry. the Mexicans and the men under m. travis
bodred the schooner and returned to Harris-burg.
the Citizens of Harrisburg were preparing for
agrad ball and bar-be-cue before the trouble at
Anahuac when they hear the Mexicans would
be brought there. sent word to the different
settlements for the people attende. the disarming
the garrison at anahuac was not approved by
the older Citizens. those who have families and
all they-pos-sess in texas would much rathe pay
duties to Mexico than fight. Well the Fourth of
July brougt out quite acrowd. the texans and
mexicans arived in time for the babecue but the
ball was put off till the fifth, aman died in town
the morning of the fourth. Mr. Choat the musician
wouldnt play till the corpse was buried. the men
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