The Constitutional Advocate and Texas Public Advertiser. (Brazoria, Tex.), Vol. 1, Ed. 1 Wednesday, September 5, 1832 Page: 1 of 3
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AY, SEPTEMBER % 1833.
* iMr vMrAT i rmo* SAi« Fkuk *.
""" • h ot'July, of the present yoar,
1 «'•>>• jnbilee to the citizof i ot
Vhjtc do Austin, on uccoun i of
''ir ol ( «il, Atuirix, rep.
x3e from Tex** in the legi'sla-
aCVo.thiiiht nnd Texas, and fe oa-
colony, nlw had been ab>
the inrerior near live moo ths.
* CI ita.noros, on iho I4lh J aly,
"tii/Cuooner M' \iro, ono of five
'-V which had on hoard 490 a ten,
! ' "'V <d t e:i. S.mi.i Anna,< om-
1 ■*'i h. I'oloml Mc\ia, form erlv
^ n t'barge d'\t lairs at W ahh-
. I ti' f'et*t ani\« i<.i! taenn uth
f>' root <>n the I'j.'.'i. and Colo nets
*. i-i i Austin land* <t .iad itais -edi-
j.«M c«-«h*d to lira7.i ri.*, wl iere
lTiir. aitdwt*:i : re-
i t! e mo-' «mai titer
h .111 iu'i'ohii'. t i" the pro-
>)• ni n. pnhlishQ J in
>t' *\\r vNU Colonel i
* dau-I .he Custom-
1-.- !>•> irtm* n', and oih r public
your unexpected return to Texas will
long be remembered. The present is
an epoch in the political affairs of our
country, on which the pen of the his-
rotian will dwell with peculiar plea,
sure. It is a date from which win be
compu^ the regeneration of our be.
lovod osiMtry;—and that Texas has
contributed to the bringing about such
an event, will always be a source of
"In conclusion, I cannot perhaps
better express my feelings, and those
of our countrymen, than by saying—
Well done thou good and faithful ser-
vant: thou art welcome; thrice weteomt,
to thy home, and to th« friends: and
may health and happiness always at.
To this address, the Colonel made
the following reply:— * * -
"I'dlour.Citizens, and Soldiers of the
/ Santa Anna Volunteer Company—
"I have not Wordw duly toe/tpHBSS m\
?rateful feelings and unfeigned thanks
tor the ktnd welcome vvi'h which you
|have honored my return-to this colon).
In all my acts, as far as they havcheeu
Mexicans. In sueji a
if to fear—it is
j err—end I will give my hearty Co-o-
peration so far as my feeble services
At the conclusion ef this eddreai, the
Jipe; and the assembly nnani
mously adopted anexposition
ancLresolutions, which explain-1
ed the pauses and nature of the
late events at Anahuac aud Bra-
zoria, and formally declared
ILa/.oria, in the most ati>-? co„nccled with the advancement of
rn miotis manner, de-
•k !<>r l*alvezlouatid An-
J,%!t Uru/.oriaoH the t i )• j
" - niv d iv, and arrived as a-
a d, at San Felipe on the
'•a meeting of the citizens
® p-id, tor the purpose oi act-
oncert, to ^ive him such a re-
ts wa->judged suited to the oc-
Tney had organized, from
!t--.ii-*'lv«vs, a Volunteer Coin-
i : 1' r ie tit!*' of Tin hrrK'il .!' •
■i t'nr C >mn.trt'j, o! watch F. \V.
Texas, I have been governed by the
most eincare desire to promote its pros-
perity f6..«wioit hapjiiilUSS Ol
its citizens. Mv leading motto has
been, and is—Fidelity to the Constitu
tionof our adopted country. The sam«
has been, and is the governing princi.
pie of the inhabita.*^ of this colony.—
1 thank my fellow-citixens for their ap
pfobation—it is the highest reward that
can he offered to me, foj my ^umhh-
' services as tin ir public a^ent.
! "I accord with you in opinion, that
(he present is an important ejw>ch in
' ojriinandet"< i tl «"Saa-n Anna || it% political in.irch ot our adopted and
i.. me la'< «'\p« aiii' n .trains | j>r|(>Ved coun'rv. \N ith institution?
.ti\ po-? ot \i. t!nia< . had h t;n founded on the broad basis of repre-
■ iy'm F. \d tin-, 1st heat. ' sentative <h-mocrac\\, the geueral gov-
(> av. 2nd In ut. and Kobert i eminent of .Mexico has, for the last two
- andard hean r. | years, been administered, in many par-
*; m «rian^ ot the 25tli an es- j tictilars, on principles which more pro-
n'tunU' d hy lieut. t*ay, inet ! periy belong to a Military despotism,
of mx mile* than to a free Republic. A great and
glorious regeneration is taking place:
r. lip... At II* ;t. in., the
it the escort, made his ap- the free democracy of the nation, Tin
t « iro, a i l was r« « ' tvi 1 hy Hu-
rt any, paraded tor that purpose in
jiu-diC stjuare, HiM-rt' he was ad-
-si-d hy Win. 11. Ja ]., K - jr., in the
i>■ oftue coiu;>an\, a follow—
«>i ovi.r Ai*'Tt v,
• In th^ name ot t! e S inta Anna
\ 'liinn «.r Compan" , « ottipos<Mi .,fyour
a ! iti/i ti|, as their
in •• _ t. L«- tin •rtunity
, <tt> * %• « w i!h th<^ in-. i h -artfell
. Yo it i« ?ut tai tins period
. . !i'>riU'aate: ho- wode it is
. > ■ "• f pci-ional atife at«"il, it b
• • : ! , w« i! < ih'u!nt« d to inspire with
i!i :• of u-t who are engaged
- aie g -i if and good cause.
■ Vv <: j -ve n«.t assembled, sir, to flat-
✓'or «•. voti. Such conduct
otihl hi; is humiliating to as, as it
utjId he iiisagreeable to you. A free
people will never admit that such a
eour*e shoud be pursued towards a
t'Uihfnl servant: but they are always
•eadv t<Vonccdc to merit, that reward
to wbir^i ^ catilled.
hoon then ns is 4n<- to him
Mutty discharged his duties,
with an assurance
the people have de
•tin has our most un. f npprohattoB
le Ofe'-auiiio iif tot Gen. Moatez1
peoi'LK, have asseried their rights, un-
der the banner of that distinguished
patriot anJ leader, Gk>*. Antonio Lo-
pf:z ve Santa Anna. The eausc ofcon-
stitutional d<unacra>tc liberty, is about
(Otriuiuah throughout the whole of this
"Borne down is this remote section
of the nation, hy military oppession—
and by the most shameful violations of
the right of Coahuila and TftSSS, ycHl
believed that all the guaranteefpa tl
constitution aud laws were (Unregard-
ed, and trampled upon. Patience itsel-
was exhausted, and youlmd reco«d*e to
arms, thus espousing that eausc of the
constitution aud vf the psopue, which
is so bravely advocated hy Geu. Santa
Anna, in doing this you have not, for
one moment, lost sight .of your duty as
Mexican citizens; bet have defended
the true dignity of the ftattolfkl flag,
which had been insulted by Ihe viola-
tors of the constituti^f. ~ la the course
you have taken, yeu will be sustained
bv Colonel Mexia, who has come ie
Colonel was saluted^with 18 rounds of. their own adhgsion to tllC Sail
cannon and small arms: after which at. ta Anna party. This measure
tended by thefehril authorities, at the adopted, as it has been, with
bead of the company, be proceeded on the co.operation ana advicc o(
Col. Austin, publicly given at
*he meeting, has united the
people of the Colony fully, ma-
yy of whom were doubtful as to
%c course to be tuken, in the
ptffculiarljr critical situation of
public affairs, unexpectedly pre-
cijiittaed, as they had been, un-
der the excitement caused by
Col. BradbunTs illegal and ar-
bitrary imprisonment of several
of the citizens. Austin's Colo-
ny is, therefore, now identified
with the Santa Anna party; and
information received from
jar, La I5ahia and NaJp^doch
the road to bia quarters, at the edge of
the town, and was met hy the regular
troops, lately under the command of
Cot. Ugartachea, in folt Velasco, aj^he
mouth of the Brazfits,nntii^|en comman-
4sdby lieut. having
given a salute of two rounds of sinal
arms, which was returned by the San
ta Anna company, fell into the line, and
ihe whole marched to the Colonel's
quarters, where he addresi&d the regu-
lar troops, in Spanish, as follows:
"I thank you, in the name of the in.
habitants of this colony, for this manifis-
tatio^of your friendly sentiment;, to-
wards thein. It is but a short linn
since you and they were in hostile ar-
ray against each other, at fort Velasco:
—that was a political contest merely
between citizens /.wider the same na-
tional flag^—not a war betwee i enemies
—the cou'test over, each party otily re.
mciuhcied'they were all Mexicans, am'
forgot th^| £ difference of pojiticai < .
pinMQhas iiad.for a short time made thtnt
belligerents. Aj* Mexicans, I now "em-
brace you, for an cvidt^>co that ^Jthe
people of this colony, ate l"*5'*
and that we duly apprcciu'e ihe mo-
tives whiclt have led \o>t voluiitarilv tf
fsure wntcn naa ever etiurai
i*ed jiim—he iptAed u];t
as a happy translate
this to ^litterworhK
Well Mavrd t o
storms of life:- Ad vet «';>
dark clouds hung tier
Cut thou hast left thiff "world <>f
Ktrife—for a world ofyea<v ..-i l
lory !! ^ .
AH persons haVfn^rrl iv\->
gainst the Kstateof r
Murphy deed, are requ- - .« I 5
present tlicm, duely uur->
cated. to either of th^
hers, within the time s;..-<v
by law,or they will Ix: ! v.n\
All fKTsons :?
Kstate,are required to
O. II. McKiNST!«Y,^fl
Win. T. AUSTIN.
Hrizorirr, Jvltf lr oJ.
. . ?
join m welcoming my return. /
Colonel Austin then embraced t!>
Mexican otficcrs amidst cheers of vt\
LA KKDl.n VOION V LA CONSTI ri'CloN
Mexican a. The whole company then
aartook of refreshments nnd retired.
At 4 o'clock the citizens and ti e mil.
itary, again assemhled, and partook
of a plentilul Cinner, provided for the
occasion. Each State and Territory ol
the Mexican republic was toasted se-
parately hy name, and a salute of cau-
non fired for each. After which, CoTt^
.Austin rose and said—41 We have drunk
to the prosperity of each state and ter-
ritory of the Mexican confederation—
and t now beg to offer as a sentiment—
The shield and bond of union, of them
all, the constitution, and General
Santa Anna, its defender."
Lieut. Moret, of the regular troops,
♦hen gave this sentiment—"May the
Supreme Being preserve the life of Co.
lonel Austin to the citizens of Texas
for twenty years and longer, so that
they may have the benefit of his oxer.
tions to separate Texas from Coahiii'a,
and form it iufo a state of the great
Mexican Confederation, as the only
fmeans of securing its prosperity, and
tho true interests of the Mexican Re*
The Alcalde, in the a*ne of the Ay-
uoUmiento, gave—"IfaioA, the Con.
alitii^DO, end Gen. Saist* Anna their
F. W. Johnson gave—"The state of
Texas a*4 the stute of Coulmile m*,
ther political separation bo the hon
of union between them."
Betides the toasts thusparticulctffc*
cd, many others wore given, all express*
ing in one way 01 another, the senti-
ments of union vith^mtkind, im nrf of
lAe Gonstihftion: '
s, justifies the opinion uiat al!
Texas will unite, on tb^ same
side of the great political ques-
tion, which now agitates the
In order to prevent any tm-
s( onstuctions to state* that the
people of Austins Colony will
most decidedly oppose any at-
-tehipt to separate Texas from
the Maxiran Confederation, &r
rli.it they will as decidedly in-
ist by all just and eonstitution-
tl means that the embarrass
ments in the way of < mi^raton
to Texaas be removed, so that
it may as speedily
>y formed into a statr of t!ie
Mexican union separate fron;
'oabuila, the Itiver Nueces
the dividing line.—There is no
doubt that all Texas will be go-
verned by the same leading
< \1 J' 1 il l-
Hy niu'ual c.ve;. :.J. *h' f- :
neretofbrc existing ! . v,. ;■ r.-.J
signed, under tJie.'t;! <•: * i'Iikm!! .
Westall", is this day til * l\a .
Mr, Westall wi!J c*a:Ki-..u -• iii.-h-•
nee- in his na:uc? .
W . J.Rr-.-tu.
JaMK5 WiJlT-l" ^
Mart oh. Ja!y 1:2;!« ! 3d4!.
Strayed from this town, aU at .. •
tron'hs .since, a gray Am^ric iu i:nr
3 or 10 van old, about I I an i ! .*!
dsliigh, \ ith cr«* : cvr^.-.d? . •.
ed-baeft bio" u ; .are, v.iih v, -- ,;v
supposed tu he a cre* !e. v .
•ii «* i*i;;>iUiuli> a 11 h,x M.1 • • t >
as possitiie, 'l?1 call oh:.a.! iJieia.
lirazo; ia. A<
J ti I \
.iU, 1 i
Died, at his
Galvezston Bay, on the 21st.
inst. after an ilness of six weeks
of billious fever, Mnj. Anto.--
Edwards, (formerly of Ken-
tucky) in the 57th. year of his
He has left an amiable and
affectionate wife, and r.uine.
rrous offspring, to mourn this
unhappy dispensation of l'rovi-
denee. He was a kind, affec-
tionate and devoted husband
and father; and ardent frieii'i.
His death is a source of real
•bereavement, to his family and
a large circfe of friend, who,
knowing him well, could only
appreciate the many virtues he
^lU* s.i!i-;cr:h< r r«•<:.Jali
forms ins im nils and f!i -
in !,''!!ei ti, l!iL.t in: har. Ir.e itcd h
a : r iii'o in the town ot i-
\k Jl crirrv on the
HL WK.tiMi Til nvsrxn
and will <erve all a.> ftj ;-..s ;n hi •
COM MS Nit'ATI D.
OBITUARY. ,„r. m,„a5 ,,,
residence oil Il<% will at all ti-r.- s J o :Vai.d
Jo the death of this estima*
WOtoBi society will mourn an
efclent member; Austin's Co-
hm'^o«e of her bravest pio-
—ippft worthy cittiiena,
^^adhooest man—"The n
m to Mr death,
Of fiis disso
:t >\v occupies, or * ft ... •
inim« d .ii.,dv alw>vr 'h- !:«".• ; ...
ti-.mtiiig ti.t* Uiver.
WILLIAM H. TJ;.:.
I .:i7. ria, May 12, — "
But .)! N 4 v ii'
continue the prartice ot |
in Hr.t'/.oria aod its vicinity, and a*:* . (
with j rotnntitude or. all xmy
on iiim lor his profession ti serut .
Brazoii i, April I I,
J. M. Phelps |
WILL practice Medicine, Sui;: « •
ry, Acc. in Texas. |
Orozimho, June^8, lSiisJ.
u. M. wihuxmoK 4- LIKL:
HAVE associated themselves iu
the Practice t f the l*av.\ ami
will attend to all business «ea€ded to
thein, within iheiumdicti« n«f Austin.
Brazoria, April 14, 1^S4
t A pernors wanting (for
welts) can here iftffoa erode on
rtesi roticc taAm H*!** mttn.
iT er tcC Us*
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