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: 51 of 227
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REVOLUTION IN TEXAS.
acter, of which the authors were, no doubt, well aware,
and prepared to meet the consequences; not so the union.
ists and peace party; they were alarmed, and, in November,
came out with an answer and an address to the
people, well calculated to allay excitement, and which
had for some months a very perceptible effect. They
called upon the opposite party to consider the impropriety
and evil of inculcating measures, in a time of prosperity,
which must result in loss, want, and wretchedness;
to consider that Santa Anna was favorable to Texas; that
the General Government had now listened to the petitions
of the people of Texas, and removed the grievances of
which they had complained; to remember that the State
Government had granted all she asked, had established
trial by jury, had organized a Court specially for Texasg;
that if their commissioner, as they complained, had been
imprisoned, it was for recommending]ultra measures; and
that rash measures, then taken in Texas, would further
hazard his liberty and life; that Texas had been relieved
of all the expense of supporting the Government; that
there was now hope that the factions at Monclova and
Saltillo would soon be reconciled; and that, finally, the
measures recommended were of a decidedly revolutionary
character, and that they ought well to consider whether
they were prepared and willing, by such measures, "heed.
lessly to rush forward in a course which might involve
the country of their adoption in all the horrors of a
Had an ultimate and a radical change of govern.
ment not been desirable or necessary to Texas, this ad.
dress had been not only well calculated to allay excite.
ment, but to result in permanent good; but unfortunate.
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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/m1/51/: accessed September 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .