Texas: the rise, progress, and prospects of the Republic of Texas, Vol.1 Page: 412 of 432
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streams, noting every impression on grass, sand,
twigs and tulft, reckless of fatigue, hunger and cold,
until he overtakes the remorseless foe, whom, at
great numerical disadvantage, he is almost certain
to defeat. To men of this class, a campaign is a
party of pleasure, and they require only the exercise
and discipline of the regular soldier, to make the best
troops in the world. Mounted on a favourite horse,
arned with the trusty rifle, and accompanied by their
dogs, they can explore their way through the woods
by the sun and the bark of the trees. Clad in their
usual homely dress, an otter skin cunningly folded
and sewed, is the depository of tobacco, ammunition,
and means for kindling a fire; a wallet slung behind
the saddle contains sustenance for man and horse.
On the march, a small daily allowance of maize
suffices the latter, which, at theevening encampment,
is stripped of his furniture and " hobbled" (two of
his legs fastened together), and thus left to indulge
his appetite on the abundant herbage.-It is of such
materials that the active militia of Texas and the
South-Western states of the Union is composed.
The Constituent Congress of Coahuila and Texas
decreed its installation, agreeably to the Constitutive
Act of the Mexican Confederation, on the 15th of
August, 1824, but the State Constitution was not
framed and sanctioned until the 11th of March,
1827. Public officers were appointed provisionally
by the Constituent Congress; and by the fourth
article of the organic decree, the state of Coahuila
and Texas solemnly pledged itself "to obey, and
to sustain, at all hazards, the Supreme Federal
powers; and its own union with the rest of the
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Kennedy, William. Texas: the rise, progress, and prospects of the Republic of Texas, Vol.1, book, January 1, 1841; London. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth2389/m1/412/: accessed April 18, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; .