Telegraph and Texas Register (Columbia, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 8, Ed. 1, Tuesday, February 28, 1837 Page: 3 of 4
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ihe treaty o do, as well as to protect its own citizens on the frontiers,! I have never presented a claim for one cent to the government ofjTexas, We thought it necessary to puf you in powession of these facts
and which, we consider, was the only and primary object of the military ITexas, nor do I ever intend to do so for any monies I may have expen-Mrelative to the individual in question, because it was through us that he
movements under the direction of Gen. Gaines on the eastern borderslded in aid of her cause, nor for any personal services which I may haveiobtained access to those of our citizens who did subscribe to the paper,
of this country. irendered her people in their struggle for liberty. land confide in your judgment to apply the remedy, so far as you may
; m M Soon after the commencement of the war, I, in conjunction withithink proper: and you will confer a favor by letting us know the result
From the Commercial Bulletin. Bseveral of my friendsr, purchased several tracts of land from citizens offiby sending us a paper in which Lis standiriBr and character are referred
By a letter publisned elow, trom tne .Bulletin jjoarci or tne mer- "-"" '" curueai suummuon, more wim a view or enaonngpo, or Dy layering us witn a written commtwacauon
chants1 Exchange, it will be seen that the news of the liberation of San-l"16111 10 can7 on the -war, than that of speculation. The constitution
o Anna has Tfiachfid Mexico, and is ereeted with public expressions ofIf A exas, which was subsequently adopted, excludes foreigners from hoi
joy and satisfaction, too decided in their character to leave any furtheriding lands, unless the title should be derived direct from the government.
doubt as to the reception he will meet with upon his arrival at home.lceing Vus situatea m reiauon to my purchases, a bill was prepared and
TT is to be received as the virtual head of the nation, and will no doubtf presented to the senate to authorize the President to issue patents direct
,vmtinufi to exercise the same authority on the country which belongedBto me wr a lands which I then held, or might thereafter hold in the re-
io him prior to his late reverses in Texas. What, it is asked will be the jpublic of Texas, which bill was rejected j but which or one which will 1 principal heir to the estate of Nat. R. Brister, and he desires, if
L Ml ,.0 Will kn t,n Tn-. r'ar.twiKom DnnliKli'nom'f m nJSflnqwm' thp SflTTIfi nilmil!P-l F haVO Tin HntlKf will V.O nnocnrl k I il . . .r - ... .. . . .. - ' i. ..... .
COUrse Uc WW UUIOUOl mil uo uo jui uEuuaiuiu, AWbjiuuuwiuiaiu
Despotism? These are questions which time alone can answer,
for the solution of which we shall look with much impatience.
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solicitude however, will not be long tor already no doubt, tne cnieltainisacieaupon consiituuonai grounus, ana not irom any bad or ungratefully hag administered as yet, and how he can proceed to appoint another
omaeui;eau)auu?Wu,1u nwuu. u.,,..- -. --- - r-.. ,.,- u jm, U1f attorney in his place , in your country, to act wr nimseir aaa etaer
a . - tnn- inwn n mvm TniiPt ftrfivri ts-ij-h nvmwrnn nnirnnotn im t-xm- wiihihvht inivi ii'ii. nTHiwHii unn Trnnion mn TtMtn itA h. - -
supremacy uwuit mm. ouuio iiuuu muoi iciuiu mc ttunu auiuuiw " -- - - .-, - . - .llu iw ""i- "" me iug-h.eirs
Your compliance is solicited at as eariva period asyoa may deem.
With respect, vour o!6dient servants,
RICHARD A, WORRELL,
N. B. Since writing the above, I have seen MrvJohn C.Brooks
Ui ,j-k mbwumkuu; olDracticabe. to prevent the mdividL'al in auesuon irom aammistenns oa
(butcongress,wmcnwiil meet on tne .first JVlonday in May. I have everyjsaid estate in Texas; and also wishes you to give him iAfermatioB
Ourlreason to believe, that the majority of the senate, m reiectinsr this bill.i i. :,. e .. ' : .u -Jj: r M nrni.nElrutfiPr
3, ItOUCUUJIl' UJB SUIUUUli: Ul " ...w.w.
Your compliance will oblige
R. A, WORRELL.
not the friend of Texian Independence, and whethes the Mexican peo-Iest demonstrations of gratitude and respect.
pie will it or not, his oath, his honor and perhaps his political safety areg WM. CHRISTY.
oledped to support it. Treacherous as he may have been heretofore,!
lha lessons his misfortunes have taught him the obligations he is underffi SANTA ANNA.
to Texas, and the solemn guarantee he has doubtless offered at Wash-S The steam boat Pocahontas with general Santa Ajtna and colo
ington, will compel for once in spite of himself, to be faithful. Can helnel Almonte on board, left this port on Friday morning, and after some'
maintain nis autnority ano De me inena oi j. exas i juugrog Dy me ac-iguuiuy ai me .iwuns, uuu oevcim uueimus io proceea aown me Day, made
counts received, we would readily presume be may. JLhe unumitedggood her amvai at Annapolis harbor on baturday evening. There land-
sway he formerly possessed must ma great measure be resumed. JuE-ging tho passengers that she had taken trom on board the steamboat
tamente is not in his way .and it he were, jsanta Anna who has onceguviaryiana, wnicn last nameu poat naa beenrdisabled by the rochahon
vanquished him, would not fail to effect it again, weak, silly and coward-stas runnmg,in upon her while engaged in clearing a passage for the
Iv as some would have him to be. We are charged with inconsistencyKformer through the ice,) the Pocahontas with her "distinguished Mexi-
because we grant him talent and the skill to govern the Mexican people.f&cans," proceeded on her course to Norfolk, where she arrived on Sunday!
Yet we acknowledge not the justness of the accusation. Wehavebran-gmorning. The General and his aid took lodgings at Mr. Wingfield's!
ded him as a murderer; an artful treachorous man, who would strikewboarding house, and were expected to leave on Monday, in the bark
vou to the vitals as he smiled in your face ; but subtle address, real abil-sPiorvEEH, lieutenant com'dt. Tattnaix, (one of the Exploring sauadroh
ity, and a genuine insight into the Mexican character, we have alwaysgnow in that port,) for Vera Cruz. It is in pursuance of the order of our,
TJio V?e"fr gppnrno in mm ftiD nnccocamn nf if
been able to act so distinguished a part in the affairs of his country forEself. as an act of courtesy due from this "government" to the chief -Iot lhe navy so long as mentin the naval profession claims esteem.
venrs nnst. His fame for military valor and rreneralshiD. cannot beSpistrate of a neighboring republic with which we ivre on termc nFnmitv m
On Tuesday the 21st inst., at Mrs. Bostick's, bv the Hon. Judge
Williamson, Mr. Washington H. Seceest to Mrs. Cojifoht Robebt-
son, widow of the late W. Robertson both of the county of Colorado.
It is with the most sincere sorrow that we are called upon to notice
the decease of our gallant commodore, Charles E. Hawkins, who depart
ed thisJife in New Orleans, on the 12th instant.
At the most gloomy and discouraging period of our eventful strug
gle for national existence, he offered his service to our infant country,
and continued to serve her, through good and evil report, up to his 'de
cease, with the same disinterested and undeviating fidelity. A more
'own national executive, that this government vessel has been ordered! pntIemanly or chivalrous spirit never graced a quarter deck and his
Else how had hegfor this service: and we may add that it appears to us but nroner in it.II0is.wm De oePea, ano his memory respectea oy nis gauani comraaea
wholly the result of accident. He did not surely stumble upon all hiself president Jackson should visit Mexico (as the republican lately inti-S
successes, as Wellington is said to have done at Waterloo, by pure mis
take. Such a result would indeed be without analogy, but also withou
the bounds of possibility. But we are digressing widely from our pur
pose, and return to our contemplation of "Richard himself again." Be
side Bustamente, Santa Anna has no rival to fear, and once more in fa
vor, and he must be so for the remainder, at least of his time he will
take care to fortify himself against an overthrow, and may if he please!
demand from the Mexican people the recognition ot 1 exas. as a sepeiate
government He would perhaps risk somethmg in making the requisi
tion, national pride stung by defeat, might murmur, and the disaffected
loudly exclaim; but to brave these will be wiser than to incur the enmity
of Texas. He has tried and experienced her moral superiority, and
would have just reason to fear that her heroic armies indignant at his
mated to be his intention with regard to France) his illustrious friend
Santa Anna, if still president of that republic, will doubtless do asi
much by him, and thus acquit himself m the same courteous and hospi-J
'Columbia. February 26, 183T.
That all due honor may be paid to the memory of the gallant and
table manner, by seuding him home in a Mexican ship. These acts of Ichivalric,subJct of m? foregoing notice, it is hereby required that everjr
kindness and hospitality among great men, are the salt and spice of hih
uie. nautmore ramoi.
Office of the Balitmorc American
January 28th, 1837.
Texas. In the lower house of congress en Thursday evening af
ter our report was closed, a message was received Irom the president ov
the United States, in reply to a resolution of the 18th inst, inclosing a
report trom the secretary ot state together with a correspondence show-
faithlessness, would bend their victorious course toward the ancient em-Sing the relations subsisting between the United States and Mexico, and
commander of a squadron, single vessel, station, or naval depot, shall,
upon receipt ot this order, cause the colors to be lowered to half mast
until sunset, and fire at noon a salute of thirteen guns. And all officers
are required to wear crape on the left arm, for the space of thirty days,
as a further testimony of their respect for their deceased brother in arms.
By order of the president,
S. RHOADS FISHER,
Secretary of the iiatyr
pire of the Montezumas, and wrest from him amid the ruins of his ownRfurnishing additional information on the condition of Texas. The mes-
power, the acknowledgment ot their freedom. Such a thing is not lm-gsage and documents were reierred to a committee on foreign affairs, and
possible. The Texians themselves believe, after testing repeatedlylia motion was also made instructing the committee to report a resolution
the moral courage of the Mexicans that with an army of seven or eightlacknowledging the independence of Texas, but before the question was'
thousand they could plant their banner upon the walls et Mexico, andHtaken, the house adjourned
dictate laws to the whole nrtion. lor the attempt, however, there will
be no need. Santa Anna we believe will acknowledge their indepen-1 From the New Orleans Bee.
aence as soon as ne can, and leave mem to govern themselves. now Qur news by the Express Mail is not at all interesting It seems
In the county of Colorado, on the 10th inst. Henbe: F.Abmstrong,
of the canker sore mouth. He emigrated to Texas in 1829, from the
state of Mississippi, where most of his relations live. Althougl&m the
sphere of private life, Mr. Armstrong was esteemed by his acquaintance
an honest man, a good citizen, and a usetul member of society.
The Watchez papers will please copy the above.
L he may wish to rule the balance of Mexico, we are not determined. Hefevident mat congress is determined to repeal the duties on coal and salt,
r jnay oe ror centralism, or not; out alter the cupping wnicn tne wings oiieavuig every other part 0f the tariff untouched. This is conformable to
r ,ms ambition have received, he wiu never again attempt to soar so highour anticipations, although we still have doubts as to the repeal of the1
4S formerly, but content himself with a constitutional supremacy thecoai dutyj and if that 8nouid remain without revision, the duty on salt!
iC5ldencyf ajbaeral republic. -,wrt&ll, Eiu&abljLnQ!J:
--- a. . -m?. . .. . vu-KT.ww3igihjwuuuaeajm
VEHA KjSXJZ, January Z. loov. friends of others, and the system of loarmllincr is nnciiuul nn nafi'nm.1
ir ,. . , ... -. a,. .. , ., .m j a & - r---w...wx v.. .m..wa.wa
oib iviy last accounts, under date or the aa insLinrormed you tnatPsllhiRP.fs hv the national renresentatives. Pprhnn., fM ia nil m ;
iuu uomwiuaa uauacucucu nuui uio t-cuoiai guvciuuiBUUBiuw wucii aBls nroriUCtlVR Ot mutual denendence. trom which ncrain !n hormnnr
havo 1OPOit7n1 intollirronpo Vm lc PamoiiI aP flir TTnifnrl Qfnfao nf trtntt t f .t . ...
"'r Y"-,"iT'" ..5m, "uiu iuo wuuoU1 mo ""6u ., . "wana concord among tne several parts or our divcrsihed confederacy,
capital, city of Mexico, confirming the insurrection in that province. How ittie understood, by the way, is the nature of our confedi
It is also declared that Peru had declared war against Chili.
Intelligence having been conveyed to the capital that general Santa
-Anna was liberated, and was on his way to the city of Washington, U. S.J
G. & T. H. BORDEN.
AVING by long residence, a general knowledge of the Land in Austin's
colonies, with a list of all the original titles, as well as most of the pri
vate conveyances made previous to 1833: ther will act as mii-chasine-agents, on
the most favorable terms.
( R. MILLS &. Co.
- Refkeexceb. 4 M'KINNEY &-WILLIAMS,-(
W. C. WHITE.
Columbia, February 27th, 1837. 60
&AI3D FOR AJJE.
acres, situated and lying on Peach and Berrard Creeks; peach
and cane soil, with good cypress timber on the Bernard. En-
G. &. T. H. ttORTHttT.
Columbia, February 20th, 1837. 60-3
ted government understood by some of the foolish men who happen tolqufreof
De placed in the command ot presses and types. They think because
our nation is srmttered over a crroat variety nf nlimntna in toIiw.1. 4V,r, ;
"" "1U "UIU "Ja v guvmuiuBuu w imuiuuiaiuiy uiauo iu uiBRbabitantg are obliged to resort to diversified employments, raising differ-
authontes at this place, to receive his Excellency, in the event of hisfin, i,;nns nf nrodnp.tions and mannfnntiirin rlicoim,ln nrf,nU r .
. itr i it .t l J ! i a n t Hi -- j - - - -. .- u.uuiiiMUi "uww v luuxn
iouumg at ia wu., wnu an iu uuuuia uuu 10 mm us presiuem oi iuechandizej therefore wo must all have different and opposite inter-Ifortable buildings and a good spring near the house: which wilibe sold low
republic. Bests and political aoinions. Thev do not vet understand the nature of nlf?r 9118!1-. For further particulars apply to the undersigned, who is dnlvnu-
jine national nag, wmen naa Deen Kept at nair mast since nis cap-rPp,l rrnvmmpnt vthirh even fa this J is n tnna a :., cu iobcu u.c same ... u. ct i. u. tsvtwiw.
ture at San Jacinto, is now restored to its usual Dosirion. Three davsofiuii.:, ' ku ju: j.TT? t m, M)iumDia, renruary jtn,itM7. 60-2
. ),..,. 1M - . M lOAAiJU I-" 1UOU T UUiDUliJ 1TUVUU.TU MUSiJUU IUC11 IHXJ B 111 JUULUUU X llC
FARM FOR SJJLF.
A first rate farm situated three miles from Groces' Retreat, containing 1111
Acres, 50 of which is under aeood fence, and has on it a good Gin, witk
festivity and general rejoicing have likewise been had on the occasion of
the late news.
It is reported also that general Santa Anna will arrive at Vera Cruz
afcoutthe middle of February, and that he will be appointed immediate-
ly to the presidency.
Two other candidates are also spoken of, viz. Parris and Bravo nei
ther ot whom, it is believed can expect to be elected. General Busta
jnente, who probably would have been fixed upon for the office had San
ta Anna not been liberated, now declines nomination. He had tendered
lis sword to megoverimientforthe prosecution of the opcrationsagainstr
passed their days in Europe. They
cannot imagine that the state governmeats, exercising their powers ac-
cording to the habits and manners of their inhabitants, which again re
ceive their form from the nature of their soil and their climate, all mov
ing m concert, tor the common benefit, mutually dependmg upon and
sustaining one another. By this system the great objection to the dura
bility of extensive empires, is removed, and the system may be exten
ded, at least with such a population as that ot the United States, to the
jf acihe Ucean, and trom the northern lakes to the uult of Mexico with-
out danger of collision. In truth there are less danger of disunion and
FOR SALE. '
A small farm situated about three-fourths of a mile from Brazoria. It con-
tains one hundred and twenty acres, twenty of which is cleared and hai
been in cultivation several years. There is a eood house and kitchen thereon.
land peach trees and fig trees in bearing. For further particulars and terms,
itippi v " xiu nr Atu ah uasi w b.
.Brazoria, eoruary zutn, ivm. , 60-4
Texas, which so far" as the navy is concerned, are for the present sus'
pended; in fact the wheels of government are completely at a stand,
.awaiting the arrival and dictation ot the executive.
The authorities appeared to wish to withhold from the public all
jmowieoge oi its ieatures under the apprehension, as supposed that i
-will be entirely remodelled by general Santa Anna on his arrival.
There are various conjectures in regard to the political course thai
will be pursued by Santa Anna on resuming the reigns of government.
Itis believed bv some that he mav endeavor to strengthen his nartv hv
uniting the liberal and centeralists, under a monarchical government,!011 .
TtrVlS'n niha-ra nnntanA Un Ur nn(l oirotnm -.Trill U ,-,:.,:.., C, IMlKtO determine,
&4W vituvAO sWULIj11U UlUb llllv VGillLCW OVOICU1 IT Jill UC lil.UJ.lll.ai.JJCU ill 1UIJ
force and vigor; a third party is willing to believe that the federal gov-
eruujeutre-esiaDiisnea,oi wnicn xexas is to oe admitted as an integral
,-part a fourth party is apprehensive that he may enter into a compact
with Texas under the guarantee of the United States government to
acknowledge its independence and re-establish the constitution of 1824,
.now desired by a majority of the people.
territory, than among a small number spread over a narrow territory.
Republic of Texas.
County of Brazoria,
In the district Court
Jane H. Loas.
"ITHEREAS, Jane H. Long, by her Attorney H. P. Brewster, hath filed her
y V petition in the said court, praying the said court to grant an order
directing a sale of a certain House and Lot in the town of Brazoria, soldhvtha
said Jane H. Long, to one BL W. Smith, and at the time of sale occupied br
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sum jujic ii. ojuus iw u iiivciii, iu suu3ij u ucu on saia properly, reservea dt
the said Jane H. Long in the article of contract entered into between her and
the said amitb.
Petersburg, Va., January 28th, 1837.
Messes. G. & T. H. Bobden,
jjcar airsii. uvau uuiuik mmseu urn. jr. mil, passed throughB Th;a ,' thn tn HfV nil nrmn infPrnrfl fnrt.Hn,.t... -jj j
this'place some time in the month of September last, who stated that helto resist the application of the said Jane H. Long, to file their intention fire
was employed in an agency lor the government ot Texas, and, we be-daya before the sitting ot tne next district court for the county aforesaid, to
lieve, exhibited some papers, setting forth officially his claims as anlmeet on the fourth Monday an March next, or upon failure thereof, it will he
Whether these papers were real or fictitious, we are not ableg . j
Brazoria. February 24th, 1837,
place several days,
He remained in this place several days, and obtained
several subscribers to the lelesravh and I exas Resister. ofi
which he exhibited a prmtod prospectus, and intimated that he was
once connected with the publication of that paper, and somewhat ex
pected to become so again on his return to Texas.
He obtained several subscribers here, as above stated, from which
W. P. SCOTT, Cl'k.
Office of the Compiler, Richmond Eeb. 1, 5 P. M.
he collected between twenty and thirty dollars, in cash. Since his de
parture we have heard nothing from him, until we accidentally met with
o tinfinn irtnnnTlTirf mm niinliclinrl in Y?rhii nnnoi rf Qfn 7VTnf .ak,U 1-a
Saktjl Anna. The United States barque Pioneer, one of tho ex-irr i ,i.j w i, wnQ i.,.. j Z u :..- i '
nlorinCT vessels. WO learn. wn) fnworl tncpn. vtto-rAnv mnrm'nrr TrnrnM ..... . , . -r ..,' . .. .. V. .
Iffnrfnit u .!,'.," i." :vZi'C:r??:muMM wim prenaent Jjurnett, Houston, and an the members of the
"""".i -j viu. ua xaun,rv "cuij. mi; iiuuBci uau uu'uuaruBTexmn eahineL and obtained aletterof attorney from the heirs nf Nnt
Santa Anna-asd colonel Almonte, and ia bound for the Mexican coast
Santa Anna?s stay in Norfolk, was about twenty-four hours. The citi-
sjens utrdieu mm wim great civility.
G-We learn that Judge Ellis, Charge D1 Affaires to Mexico, arriv
ed at Norfolk in the Charleston boat on Saturday morning, and proceed
ed to Washington on Monday morning via Baltimore, to the steamboat
Jfocahontas. He had an interview with Santa Anna.
GrEEAT Despatch! The Pioneer, which conveys Santa Anna, to'
jiiexico, was gotten ready, and at sea in the very short space of twenty-
From the True American.
Mr. Editor It seems proper that I should answer the call made
mpon me by "a I exian," through tho True American of this morning.
I regret extremely that the articles alluded to, and which have ap
peared in the "Echo11 and "Bee1' should have been published, particular-1
iy as the authors were in error in the construction they put upon my ap
plication to the Texian congress, in which error they wore, no doubt
led by reading the report of the debates in the senate.
R. Brister, who was massacred with colonel Fannin, and whose relatives!
all reside in this place, to administer on his estate in Texas, and to o
cate the lands to which he might be entitled tor his services.
He was certainly a man of very plausible appearance, hut from the
notice referred to in your paper, we fear that we have been imposed
upon, and that he was not in reality what he pretended to be.
We wish you, gentlemen, to be put m possession of these facts, in
order that, as the conductors of a public press, you may give the public
information respecting nis cnaracter, and counteract any scheme of his
which may be injurious to tho welfare of unsuspecting persons in this
country. The following persons subscribed for the Texas Telegraph
and Megtster, and paia in aavance : Jordan .Branch, lor one year, $5.U0.!
Uol. D. U. .Butts, one year, SD.UU. J?'. Jface, six months, S2.50. Has
tings, Pierce, and Co., six months, 2.50. Hannay and Harmon, six
months, $2.50. Making, so far as we can recollect, $20.00. But there
ber. We would ask, if it would not be proper for you to forward papers
to the above individuals, for a short time at least, and for you to proceed
to get your money from Wm. P. Hill for their subscriptions, if he be in
THE Copartnership heretofore existing, under the firm of Howard & Fleu-
ry, is this day dissolved by mutual consent. The liauidation of the
can be settled by either party, who are fully authorized and empowered.
A. B. FLEURY.
Matagorda, February 1st, 1837. 60-4
Y virtue of letters of administration granted to me, by the honorable Jasss
i Hall, (Judge of the county of Washington, on the estate of Josh G.
iSmith, deceased, I do hereby notifiy all persons indebted to said estate to aeke
immediate payment, and all persons having claims against the same -& -pretest
them for settlement.
JESSE BARTLETT, Jldmw&tretar.
New Years Creek, February, 15th, 1837. 0-t
Ia AW NOTICE.
WILLIAM H. and Patrick C. Jack, having entered into a partnership ia
the pactice of the law rapectfully offer their services to the puaHc
the various branches ofAheir nrofession. Their office wflUMfcont in Bra5w.
and they will attend to all business entrusted to them fa the Supreme court,
bnd in the courts of the second and third Judicial Districts.
.Brazoria, Jt ebrurjry 27tb, 1837. 60-5 co w
BY virtue of -an order from the honorable G. B. McKinstwy, Judge of Pro-
bate, I will offer for sale in the town of Brazoria, on the 27th March, a
quarter league, of land lying on the West bank of the Rio. Berjnrdo, about six
miles distant, from the town of Columbia, it is.classed as first rate knd i ap-
praised at $.2,50 cents, per acre, the adjoining tract havine told at 2, per acre,
fr.nah. nnil t... i.m .. u:mAmmiA M....M.WA... t.i 9-,i!r-j) .
are others who subscribed, whose names at this time we cannot remem-lsixcents per acre terms one third cash 3 and 6 aonthi for payment of re
All claims against said estate must be dulj proved or they will not be paid.
" ' C. B. STEWARTjwntfwtor.
February 20th, 1837. Q 6
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