Telegraph and Texas Register (San Felipe de Austin [i.e. San Felipe], Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 7, Ed. 1, Saturday, November 21, 1835 Page: 1 of 8
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, . From the Philadelphia Album,
i THE POOR SOLDIER.
From real life. '
The fair Aurora had undone
1 ''Her glittering gates of gold,
-,The brilliant chariot of 'the sun
4 ' Just o'er the hills had rolled,
' "When Laura, lovely maidj'aros'e,
! Uiibarrcd the cottago door, " -To
sVck", to soothe anil pity those
' J ' "Misfortune had maue poor. '
. i like some Kjnd angel swift she flew,
, Rejoicing on her w ay, i -
,, - rUnto the lowly cot in view, t "
s Where none v ill ever stray. ' u u
, And there (O, sight of woe!) she saw
, A soldier sick. he was , 1. 1' ,
W Stretched out upon a bcdiof straw, ' in
Who bird in freedom's cause. , ,
The eye that once with fire had flashed.
"" Was dim with woe and age :
The breast that once in strife 'was gashed,
' Now throbbed vvitli fev er' rajje.
The' arm that waved the weapon bright,
' " Was paral zed with pain,
And Laura wept to see the sight,
And bathed his burning brain. v
And while she smoothed the humble bed'.'-
' On which the hero lay, ' ' '
" She' held a cordial to his head, ' ' "
' And charmed his griefs away;
. .And by her kind and generous'aid, ' ' " "
His health and hope restored.
He lived to bless the generous maid
He blessed her and adored.
O, such is lovely woman's heart, '
Where human woes abound; ' -'
She draws from sorrow's breast the dart, '
' And heals the anguished wound. '
Where'r she moves, her path is strown
o' j. With sweet affection's flowers
- That man is dead, who w ill not own
Fond woman's magic powers.
Some people , appear only great at a dis-
tance. , , , r
Of the Congress of the United Colonies, show-
ing the causes which impelled them to take up
arms against Great Britain (115).
" Several threatening expressions against
the colonies were inserted-in his Majesty's
speech. Our petition, though we are told
it was a decent one, that his Majesty had
been pleased to receive it .graciously, and to
promise laying it before his Parliament,
was huddled into both houses among a bundle,
of American papers,, and there neglected.
The lords and commons, in their addrpss,
in the month of February, said, 'that a
rebellion at that time actually existed within
the province of Massachussets Bay; and that
those concerned in it had been countenanced
and encouraged by unlawful combinations
and engagements, entered into by his Ma-
festy's subjects in several of the other colo-
nies ; and therefore, they besought his Ma-
jesty that he would fake the most effectual
measures to enforce due obedience to the
laws and authority of the supreme legisla-
ture.' Soon after, the commercial inter-
course of wliole colonies, with foreWn coun
tries- and with each other, was cut off by an,
act of Parliament: by another, several of
them were entirely prohibitedTrom the fishe-
ries in the seas near ' their coasts, on
which they always depended for their sub-
tenance ; and large reinforcements of ships
and troops' were1 immediately sent over to
general Gage. ' '
" Fruitless were all the entreaties, argu-
ments, and eloquehce'of an illustrious band
of the most distinguished peers and common-
ers, who nobly and strenuously asserted the
justice of our cause, to stay, or even to initio
gate, the heedless fury with which these ac-
cumulated and unexampled outrages were
hurried on. Equally fruitless was the inter-
ference of the city of London, of Bristol, and
many other respectable towns, in our favor.
Parliament adopted aifihsidious manoeuvre,
calculated to divide us,to establish a perpetual
auction of taxations, where colony should bid
against colony, all of whom Vere informed
what ransom should redeem their lives : and
thus, to extort from us at the point of the
bayonet, the unknown sums that should be
sufficient to gratify, if possible to gratify,
ministerial rapacity, with the'miserablc indul-
gence left to us of raising in our own mode
the prescribed tribute. What terms more
rigid and humiliating could have been dic-
tated by remorseless victors to conquered
enemies ? In our circumstances, to accept
them would be to deserve them.
" Soon after the intelligence of these pro-
ceedings arrived dn this continent, general
Gage, who, in the course of the last year,v
had taken possession of the town of Boston,
in the province of Massachussets Bay, and
still occupied' it as a garrison, on the 19th
of April, sent out from that place a large
detachment. of, his, army, ..who made,, an, un-
provoked assault on the inhabitants of the
said province,- at ,thq town of -Lexington, as-
appears by the affidavits of agreat number
of persons, som&gf whom-wei;e officers and.
soldiers of that.detachment; murdered eighty
of the inhabitants, of the said provinceiymd
wounded .many others. 'From thence, the
troops proceeded in. warlike array to the
town of Concord, where they set upon. ano-
ther part ; of -he-j inhabitants of the same
provincet , .killing , several, and wounding
more, untU compelled to retreat by .the coun-
try people, suddenly assembled to. repel this
cruel aggression. Hostilities thus cojn-
menced by the. 'British troops; have been,
sjnee prosecuted by them,, without regard
to.faith ,or reputation. , The inhabitants of
Boston, being.confined,in that town by the
general,, thejiY.governoiv and 'having, in or-
der to procure their admission, enteredinto
a treaty with him, it was stipulqtedthat the
inhabitants,, having deposited their arms
with their own magistrates,- should have-lir
berty to depart,, taking with them their
other effects. They, accordingly delivered
up .their, .arms ji,butr in open violation of
honor, in defiance of the obligation of trea-
ties whichjey en savage natipns esteem sa-
cred, flie governor ordered Ihe arms depo-
sited, as aforesaid, that they might be pre-
served for their owners, to be seized by a
body of soldiers; detained the greatest part
of the inhabitants in the town, and compel-
led the few who were permitted to retirei
to .leave their most.valuable effects behind.
"By this perfidy, wives are separated
from their husbands, children from their,
parents, the aged and sick from their rela-
tions and friends who wished to attend, and
comfort them; and those who have been
usedto live in plenty, and even legance,
are reduced to deplorable distress. t
' " The general, further emulating his mi-
nisterial masters, by a proclamation bearing
date of the 12th day of June, after vent-
ing the grossest falsehoods and calumnies
against the good people of these colonies,-
proceeds to , ' declare them all, either by
name or description, to be rebels and trai-
tors ;' to supersede the course of the com-
nion law, and "instead thereof, to publikh
and. order the use and exercise of the law
martial! His troops have butchered our
countrymen, have wantonly .burnt Charles-
town, besides a considerable number of
houses in other places; our ships and vessels
are seized ; the necessary supplies of provi-
sions are intercepted ;j and he is exerting his .
utmost power to spread destruction and de-
vastation around him.
" We have received certain intelligence,
that general Carleton, the governor of Ca-
nada, is instigating the people of that pro-
vince, and the Indians, to fall upon us ; and
we .have but too much, reason to apprehend!
that schemes have been formed to excite
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Baker & Bordens. Telegraph and Texas Register (San Felipe de Austin [i.e. San Felipe], Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 7, Ed. 1, Saturday, November 21, 1835, newspaper, November 21, 1835; San Felipe de Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth47893/m1/1/: accessed April 29, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.