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: 35 of 227
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REVOLUTION IN TEXAS.
IN 1832-a year memorable in Texas, for being
that in which the Colonies first took up arms in de.
fence of their rights-the General Government of Mex.
ico had garrisoned soldiers in Texas, nearly as follows:
at Nacogdoches, 500; at Bexar, 250; at Goliad, 118;
at Anahuac, 150; at Galveston, 30; at Velasco, 100;
at Ft. Teran, 40; at Victoria, 40; at Tenoxticlan, 40.
To one acquainted, on the one hand, with the generally
licentious character of the soldiers of a standing
army, and particularly that of the soldiers of Mexico,
where the military are permitted to rule and the people
to submit,-and, on the other, with the character of
North Americans, obedient to law, and universally
jealous of their rights,-it must be perfectly'evident that
Mexican soldiers and North American citizens could
not live together without collision. And yet the Colonists
were generally desirous of peace. Tired and disgusted,
many of them, with the noise and rancor of
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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/m1/35/: accessed August 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .