History of the revolution in Texas, particularly of the war of 1835 & '36; together with the latest geographical, topographical, and statistical accounts of the country, from the most authentic sources. Also, an appendix. By the Rev. C. Newell. Page: 17 of 227
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6th, in union with the civil authorities, of Vera Cruz,
published a "plan," the basis of which was the re-union
of the Congress, which had been dispersed by the order
of the Emperor, and a guarantee that its deliberations
should be free from military restraint. Gen. Victoria,
who had been imprisoned in November, 1821, by Itur.
bide, and had escaped in February, 1822, suddenly ap.
peared from his retreat, and joined the Congress and
Santa Anna party. A severe, though not decisive, battle
was fought at Xalapa, between Santa Anna and the
Imperial troops. About the same time, Generals Guer.
rero and Bravo also took the field in favor of the Con.
gress. On the 2d day of February, the army, which was
besieging Santa Anna at Vera Cruz, revolted from the
Emperor, joined the besieged, declared for Congress,
and published another " plan" similar to that of Santa
Anna's, called the plan of Casa Mata. These events
gave impulse to the Revolution, which spread through
the provinces of Puebla, Oaxaca, and parts of Mexico.
Other States, however, appeared to remain quiet;
though, since the defection of Santa Anna, a general
suspense and anxiety had prevailed, which was daily
becoming more intense. On the 20th and 21st of Feb.
ruary, information was circulated in the capital of a
general defection of those parts of the nation which had
till then remained passive, and Iturbide began to be pub.
licly spoken of as an usurper. Early in February he had
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Newell, Chester. History of the revolution in Texas, particularly of the war of 1835 & '36; together with the latest geographical, topographical, and statistical accounts of the country, from the most authentic sources. Also, an appendix. By the Rev. C. Newell., book, 1838; New York. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6109/m1/17/: accessed March 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .