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: 54 of 227
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IIISTORY OF THE
The Texan land-speculators made their way home in
all haste. They proclaimed war, separation, and independence.
The people of Texas, alarmed at the encroachments of
the General, and the illegal acts of the State Government,
were thrown into a most lamentable state of uncertainty,
excitement, and disorder. The war party,
newly combined, excited and strengthened, resorted to
arms, and raised, on the 16th of August, 1835, the first
standard on the plains of San Jacinto, where the conflict
with Mexico, now to begin, was destined to end. From
thence they marched to Anahuac, and took forcible redress
of grievances there in relation to the customs.
The peace party was also up and organized, and resorted
to committees, and circulars, and addresses, to
allay the stormh. Vain attempt! as well oppose straws
to the whirlwind. They were yet, however, a large
as well as respectable party; and by means of their Po.
litical Chief, they addressed the people, deprecating
the late acts as uncalled for, and lamenting that the
interests of a majority of a people, disposed to peace,
should be hazarded by the rashness of a few; representing
that official communications just received from
Gen. Cos, as also from the Political Chief at Bexar,
breathed nothing but peace and harmony; assuring the
Colonists that "they had nothing to fear;" and that
"the authorities of Mexico had never thought of trampling
on the rights lawfully acquired by the settlers,
who ought not to doubt the Supreme Government would
attend to their representations, and omit no means for
promoting the welfare of all the inhabitants of the Republic
;" representing, also, that there was now a rea.
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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/m1/54/: accessed June 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .