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: 84 of 227
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HISTORY OF THE
THus had the Texans achieved a most important conquest,
and driven each hostile vagabond Mexican beyond
the Rio Grande.
On the 12th inst. Gen. Houston, appointed Major
General and Commander-in.Chief of the army of Texas,
issued his proclamation to the people.* Soon after,
having visited Refugio and Goliad, for the purpose particularly
of superintending the formation of a regiment
at the latter place under Col. Fannin, he departed on
furlough to Nacogdoches, to treat with Indians in that
The General Council of the Provisional Government
in the mean time, since its organization on the 12th of
November, had exerted itself in a very creditable manner
to protect and sustain the country, and particular.
ly to provide for the volunteer army in the field; it had
appointed to the chief command of that army an able
general; had provided for the raising a regular army;
for establishing and organizing a corps of rangers; for
the establishment of a navy; for the regulation of the
militia; for the purchase of provisions, arms, and
for other purposes. It had appointed able commis.
sioners to proceed to the United States of the North, to
golicit aid and assistance in behalf of Texas; and had
* See Appendix, No. 6.
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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/m1/84/: accessed March 30, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .