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: 93 of 227

REVOLUTION IN TEXAS.

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CHAPTER VIII.
A STORM was now gathering on the Rio Grande,
about to pour its desolating effects on the plains of
Texas. War, with its most terrific attendants, was
rolling on its crimson car, and vindictive Fury led the
van: Santa Anna was coming, proclaiming death and
extermination to the rebels. One thousand troops
were at Matamoras, a thousand ready to cross into
Texas above, a thousand more were already on the
Rio Frio, and forces were rapidly gathering in all di.
rections, destined against Texas. They were stimula.
ted, some by hopes of-revenge, some of plunder, some
offairer game, and all by the promise of honors, of pensions,
and of liberal pay. Of these troops a large num.
her were cavalry, the choice troops of the interior, and
armed with lances, muskets, swords, and pistols. Santa
Anna had sworn to gain Texas, or lose Mexico. But
he was about to attack and arouse the lion in his lairabout
to attack those, who, though few in numbers and
weak in resources, yet mighty in spirit and in name-the
sons of the conquerors of Tyranny in the Old and
New World-were to roll back upon him the tide of
war, and strike his myrmidons to the earth. There
was about to be a contest on the soil of Texas, which,
for its moral character, though not its physical, for the
object at stake, was to demand the sympathy and in.

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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/m1/93/ocr/: accessed July 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .

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