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: 55 of 227
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REVOLUTION IN TEXAS.
sonable prospect of obtaining a State Government in a
peaceable way, since assurance had been received that
Santa Anna was in favor of the same. They declared
that they would promote, by every means, union, moderation,
and adherence to the laws and constitution of
the land; that they would discountenance the conduct
and acts of any set of individuals, less than a majority,
calculated to involve Texas in a conflict with the General
Government; that they would assist that Government
against those who would not obey the revenue laws, and
would invite the supreme Executive to carry them into
effect, suggesting such modifications as to insure the
collection of duties; that they wished to be considered
faithful citizens of Mexico, and to discharge their duties
as such; that every act tending to interrupt the harmony
and good understanding, existing between the General
Government and Texas, deserved the marked disapprobation
of every friend of good order and constitutional
regularity; and that, finally, they pledged themselves,
their property, their honor, and their lives, to abide, to
stand by, and to fulfil, all and every duty required of
Such were the professions and declarations of the
peace party; and they were undoubtedly sincere, for,
though ready, as they subsequently showed themselves,
to take up arms, and to oppose unconstitutional and
lawless force, when apparent and certain, and aimed at
themselves, yet, not having been convinced that such
force had been exerted to their prejudice,-owing to the
views they entertained of all that had transpired at
Monclova,-and not considering it certain that such
force would be exerted, owing to late representations
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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/m1/55/: accessed June 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .