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: 73 of 227
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REVOLUTION IN TEXAS.
" The cannon and victory,"-sounded a retreat, which
was most readily obeyed in a precipitate and disorderly
Thus the Texans gained a complete victory over the
army of the Central Government, with the loss of only
one man. The loss of the enemy in killed and wound.
ed was about one hundred. Their cannon also fell inthe
hands of the Texans.
In the mean time, the members elect to the Consul.
tation, who had been with the army, had taken their
departure for San Felippe, where a majority of all the
members met on the 3d of November, and organized.
The Hon. B. T. Archer, having been chosen President,
in an able and appropriate address, suggested to the
Consultation various important measures for their consideration:
first, the adoption of a Declaration, setting
forth to the world the reasons which had impelled the
people of Texas to take up arms; secondly, the estab.
lishment of a Provisional Government, and the election
of a Governor and Lieutenant-Governor, clothed with legislative
and executive powers; and thirdly, the organi.
zation and support of the military. " You have in the
field," he said, " an army, whose achievements have shed
lustre on cur arms. They are in want of the comforts
and necessaries of life: support them, or their victo.
ries, though glorious, will result in no good. Sustain
them, and they will honor you; neglect them, and
Texas is lost. Adopt a military code; without disci.
pline, your army will be more dangerous to itself than
the enemy. There was never better material for sol.
diers than your army in the field; but without disci.
pline, they can achieve nothing. Establish military
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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/m1/73/: accessed July 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .