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: 57 of 227
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BEVOLUTION IN TEXAS.
WITH the events alluded to in the last chapter, begin
the more immediate causes which, in October, 1835,
impelled the people of Texas again to take up arms in
defence of their rights. From this time, more particu.
larly, the actions of that people have become a part of
the history of mankind: "millions have sympathized in
their struggles," and "nations have admired their
achievements." But as all that is great and good,
has been reviled, so have the motives of the people
of Texas for engaging in a war, and their actions
in prosecuting a war, with Mexico. In attempting
to vindicate these motives, and rightly to set forth
before the world these actions, the writer feels that
he is incurring a great weight of responsibility; but,
conscious of desiring to exhibit only fact and truth,
he is willing to meet it.
The first event alluded to as resulting in the crisis
mentioned, was the high-handed proceeding of Capt.
Thompson, of the Mexican navy, near Galveston, in
the months of August and September, 1835.
So soon as Gen. Cos heard of the late affair at Ana.
huac, he ordered Capt. Thompson to proceed from
Matamoras with a sloop of war, round to Galveston, to
ascertain the facts of the difficulty at Anahuac, and re.
port to him. Thompson transcended his orders-at.
tacked and captured an American vessel in the Texas
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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/m1/57/: accessed July 27, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .