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: 20 of 227
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quelled, and the cause removed. In the month of July
Iturbide again made his appearance. By a decree of
Congress of the 28th of April he had been declared a
traitor, and out of the protection of the law, if he should
again set foot within the Mexican territory. He was
taken at Paraje de los Arroyos, sent to Padilla, and, by
the order of the State Congress convened at that place,
was shot on the 19th of July.
On the 15th, Guadalupe Victoria, President of the
Republic, issued a decree, abolishing forever all traffic
In 1825, titles of nobility were abolished, and the
power of the priests much diminished. The last vestige
of the power of Old Spain was obliterated in Mexico
by the surrender of the garrison at Vera Cruz to
the ship Asia. The Independence of Mexico was
acknowledged by Great Britain.
In 1826, the question of the suppressing Masonic
Lodges, in obedience to a bull of the Pope, caused much
excitement. A bill for the purpose was introduced into
Congress, but rejected. Most of the influential men in
Mexico sided with one or the other of two factions, said
to be under the guidance of the rival Scotch and York
Lodges. The Escoces, or Scotch faction, were large
proprietors, moderate, and favorable to the establishment
of a Royal Government. The Yorkinos were
opposed to a Royal Government.
In 1827, a storm burst forth at Olumba, where DoD
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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/m1/20/: accessed April 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .