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: 5 of 227
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TO THE READER.
THE following work is the result of a twelvemonth's
residence in Texas, whither the Author repaired early
in the Spring of 1837, for the benefit of his health.
Three months of the twelve he spent at the capital of
the Republic, exclusively and diligently employed in
acquiring the information and material necessary for
his work. He obtained valuable matter from docu.
ments in the War Department, and others to which he
had access; and also, much important information from
repeated conversations with several men distinguished
in the war of '35-'36,-of whom he will name His Ex.
cellency Gen. Houston, Gen. Lamar, Gen. F. Huston,
Col. Poe, Col. Ward, Col. Neil, and Capt. Shackleford.
In the composition of his work, the Author has stu.
died conciseness and perspicuity, more than eleganceto
be useful, rather than original; and he submits to
the Public the result of his labors, conscious that, in all
he has written, he has endeavored to exhibit the truth.
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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/m1/5/: accessed September 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .