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: 43 of 227
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R1EVOLUTTON tS TEXAS.
OF the events which transpired between the summer
of 1832, when the Texans laid down their arms, and
their resort to them again in the summer of 1835, we
propose to give only such an outline as will enable the
reader to understand the causes which led to the latter
event, and rightly to appreciate the motives of such as
were active in bringing it about.
The people of Texas had now learned that the constitution
and laws of the General Government were
very much a dead letter; and they believed, that, though
they had rid themselves of a galling military yoke, there
was no security that the same would not be fastened
on them again. Besides, there were existing many
and great evils, for which a remedy was very much
needed. There was an almost total want of a local
government of any kind. The people were exceedingly
ignorant of the laws by which they were governed,-of
those even affecting their personal liberty and their
lives. These laws were in an unknown language, and
scattered through hundreds of volumes in distant portions
of the Republic; the officers and courts of appeal,
from the local authorities, were six hundred miles dis.
tant, at Monclova; months, and even years, might, and
in some instances did, expire before even a hearing
could be obtained. For these and other evils they
were bound to provide a remedy; and, as freemen, they
were bound, too, to provide some security for the main.
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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/m1/43/: accessed March 30, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .