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INDLIN lf'IlRS AND PIONEERS OF TEXAS. S.
patch, joined Mexia and went with him to Texas,
leaving his horses, mules and traveling equipage
with Mr. Bedell, expecting to return in the
autumn and attend the session of the legislature.
However, he found the political waters so
stirred by the battles of Anahuac and Velasco between
the colonists and Mexican soldiers, that he
concluded to remain, and wrote to his nephew that
Mr. Bedell and three or four friends would take
good(s to the State fair at Saltillo to be held on the
10th of September, the anniversary of the declaration
of Mexican independence, and he could return
with them to Matamoros, where Mr. Bedell would
give him the horses, mules and baggage and furnish
a trusty Mexican to pilot the way to San Felipe.
On approaching Goliad, the Mexican heard the
people talk of the battles of Anahuac and Velasco
and refused to plroceed further. The alcalde of
the town, however, furnished a guide for the remainder
of the journey. On reaching his destination
Bryan at once visited his mother at her home
on Chocolate Bayou. In December, 1832, his stepfather
moved the family to Peach Point, ten miles
below Brazoria, where Mrs. Perry, Maj. Bryan's
sister-in-law, now resides.
After visiting his mother, Maj. Bryan returned
to San Felipe, where he re-entered Perry
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Brown, John Henry. Indian wars and pioneers of Texas / by John Henry Brown., book, 1880~; Austin, Tex.. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6725/m1/187/: accessed July 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .