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ence of the Yorkinos, Colonel Don Jose Montano,
towards the close of 1827, proclaimed at Otumba,
a plan for the forcible reform of the government.
In January, 1828, General Bravo, the leader of
the Escoses, and then Vice-President of the Republic,
left the capital, and making common cause with
the insurgents, issued a manifesto in favour of
Moritano. Guerrero with the government troops
succeeded in putting down the revolt, and Bravo
and his associates were banished. The choice of a
president to succeed Victoria, whose term of office
expired that year, again awakened the animosities
of faction. An arduous and exciting contest terminated
in the election of Manuel Gomez Pedraza,
thle candidate of the. Escoses, by a majority of two
votes over Vincent Guerrero, the Yorkino candidate.
General Santa Anna appeared at the head of a
military force, on the 16th of September, declared
the return at variance with the popular will, and
proclaimed Guerrero President. Unsuccessful at
first, and besieged at Oaxaca, he was relieved by
a revolutionary movement in the capital, effected
by Lobato and Zavala. For the first six days of
December the city of Mexico was exposed to all
the calamities of civil war. After much bloodshed,
Pedraza was obliged to fly, and Guerrero was
chosen to the Presidency, on the 6th of January,
1829, with Anastasio Bustamente for Vice-President,
and Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna Secretary
On the 27th of July, 1829, an expedition consisting
of 4,000 men, under Barradas, prepared at
Havannah, with a view to re-establish Spanish au
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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/m1/421/: accessed April 19, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; .