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: 42 of 227
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HISTORY OF THE
disturbances, owing to the arbitrary measures of Col.
Bradburn; averring also their sincere desire, that the
Government should be restored to its constitutional ba.
sis, and that they had no other object in view than to
aid in sustaining the constitution and laws, which had
been violated by the military. Mexia, satisfied with
the representations of the Texans, soon departed with
his fleet, taking with him the soldiers of the dismantled
fort at Velasco, and such others as were disposed to join
the Liberating Army in Mexico.
Soon after this, the citizens of Nacogdoches, who had
heard of what had transpired at Anahuac and on the
Brazos-and also that Piedras, commandant of the garrison
at Nacogdoches, had been invited by Mexia to join
the Liberating Army in Mexico, and had refused-took
up arms, attacked Piedras, and compelled him to surrender,
after an engagement of several hours, in which
three Texans were killed and seven wounded; eigh.
teen Mexicans killed, and twenty-two wounded.
Thus had the Texans thrown off the oppressive yoke
of the military; and this they had done-owing to a
fortunate movement in Mexico, simultaneously with
their own, in favor of the constitution and laws-with.
out the disastrous effects of a collision with the General
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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/m1/42/: accessed March 30, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .