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: 91 of 227
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REVOLUTION IN TEXAS.
ability to establish and maintain their Independence;
and, finally, they maintained, that in a comparison, in
most important particulars, of the causes which should
induce the people of Texas to declare Independence,
with those assigned by the people of the British Colo.
nies for their Declaration of Independence, the former
would appear to be the greater and more urgent; that
the people of those Colonies complained that the King
of Great Britain had " dissolved their representative
houses"-the people of Texas, that Santa Anna had
turned their Legislature out of doors, and imprisoned
its members; that those Colonies complained that the
King had kept among them, "in times of peace, standing
armies"-the people of Texas, that the Central
Government, under Santa Anna, had done the same
among them, and demanded their arms; that the former
complained that their valuable laws and forms of government
had been fundamentally altered-the latter,
that Santa Anna had trampled on all law, and destroyed
their form of government; that the former maintained
that the King had virtually abdicated his government
in the Colonies by declaring war against them-the
latter, that Santa Anna, a usurper and a tyrant, as well
as a fomenter of war against the people of Texas, had
no possible claim to their allegiance.
But doubts and discussions in respect of a Declaration
of Independence were soon ended by information
received from Mexico, that all parties there had united
in opposition to Texas, and that war was inevitable.
About the same time-the last of January-commu.
nications were received from their Commissioners in the
United States, informing the people of Texas that they
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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/m1/91/: accessed April 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .