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: 63 of 227
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REVOLUTION IN TEXAS.
About the same time, intelligence was received at
San Felippe, that the Alcalde of Goliad had been publicly
whipped by a Mexican officer, for not being able
to get carts in readiness so soon as they were wanted
to transport the Mexican arms on to Bexar; that the
soldiers on their march to the same place had said it
would be but a short time until they should visit the Co.
lonists, and help themselves to what cash and other
things they had; and that the officers had declared,
that as soon as Gen. Cos reached Bexar, it would be the
signal of a march upon San Felippe. This intelligence
was confirmed by a communication from Bexar, stat.
ing that it was the purpose of Cos to march into the
Colonies, and regulate the land affairs and other things
by military force.
On the receipt of intelligence of these things, a call
was made by the committee at San Felippe for volun.
teers to move on West. At the same time, the commit.
tee, in order to acquaint the people more fully with the
aspect of the times, issued, on the 3d of October, ano.
ther circular, enclosing an official letter from the Min.
ister of Interior Relations in Mexico to the municipal.
ity of Gonzales. This letter was to the following
effect:-" The General Congress, taking into conside.
ration the reforms of the Constitution which have been
unanimously requested by almost all the towns of the
Republic, that august body will bear in mind the wants
of Texas, for the purpose of providing a remedy; and
the Government will cheerfully co-operate in that ob.
ject, by making propositions which may best conduce to
so laudable an end, relying always on the good sense
and docility of the Colonists, who, in adopting this for
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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/m1/63/: accessed June 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .