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: 69 of 227
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REVOLUTION IN TEXAS.
confederation, were left to act for themselves, as cir.
cumstances might require.
Early in October, intelligence having reached New
Orleans of the hostile incursion of a Mexican force
upon the soil of Texas, and that its inhabitants had
taken up arms in self.defence, a numerous and high.
ly respectable meeting was held in that city for the
purpose of taking into consideration the existing affairs
of that country. The meeting having adopted resolutions
expressing their sympathy for the people of Texas, and
their determination to aid them by every means in their
power, consistent with their obligations to their own
Government, appointed a committee to correspond with
the Provisional Government of Texas-to receive sub.
scriptions-and to enlist volunteers in its behalf. The
result was, that seven thousand dollars were soon sub.
scribed, and two companies of volunteers enlisted,
armed, and provided.
On the 8th, the important fort at Goliad, the strong.
est in Texas, was taken, after a short skirmish, by
a small detachment of the Texan army, under the
command of Captain Collinsworth. The Texans took
thirty prisoners, officers and men, and about three hun.
dred stand of arms, and stores to the amount of ten
In the taking of this fort, the brave Milam acted a
distinguished part. Just arrived from Mexico, where
he had long been incarcerated in a dungeon, and from
whence he had travelled mostly by night, obliged to
hide himself by day, he fell in with the party under
Captain Collinsworth, just before they had reached
Goliad, overjoyed once more to meet his countrymen;
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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/m1/69/: accessed January 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .