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: 41 of 227
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REVOLUTION IN TEXAS.
Brazos Santiago on the 14th of July, with five vessels
and 400 men. Gen. Austin, the representative of Texas
in the State Legislature, also embarked with Mexia, a
circumstance very favorable to an early and good un.
derstanding between Mexia and the Colonists of Texas.
On the 16th, the fleet anchored off the mouth of the
Brazos. Mexia immediately addressed an official letter
to the alcalde, John Austin, acquainting him with
the object of his visit; and received in reply a detailed
account of the late events in Texas, with a statement of
the causes which led to them, and of the motives of the
Texans in taking up arms. On the 17th, Mexia arrived
at Brazoria, where he was treated with great respect
and hospitality. He there received, at his particular
request, a farther official and more particular account
of the late events in Texas, drawn up at a meeting of
citizens assembled for the purpose. In addition to this,
at the request of an alcalde of Austin's Colony, there
was convened at San Felippe a general representation of
the different Ayuntamientos, for the purpose of investigating
fully the causes of the late disturbances, and of
ascertaining entirely the desires and views of the people
of Texas, that a statement of the same might be presented
to Mexia, and through him to Gen. Santa Anna.
Such a statementt the representatives drew up and delivered
to Mexia, accompanied with resolutions express.
ing their regret that the enemies of Texas should have
represented them as entertaining views opposed to the
integrity of the Mexican Republic; and that they had
not been able, after every endeavor, to prevent the late
t See Appendix, No. 2.
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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/m1/41/: accessed April 27, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .