The South-Western American. (Austin, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 7, Ed. 1, Wednesday, August 20, 1851 Page: 1 of 4
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LOST Jbn Dunman's certificate for one league and
labor of laud issued by the board of land commissioners
of Harrisbur; county as a first class claim no. 259. If
0l lound I shall apply for a duplicate.
44 MARTIN DUNMAN. Guardian.
LOST Maria Josefa Fernandez's headright certifi-
cate for one league and labor by Wm. P. Harris ass ee
issued asa first class claim by the Board of land Commis-
sioaertofHarrisburg county Unless found I shall applv
for a dnnhcate. J. De CORDOVA agent.
LOST Jose Antonio de la Garza's headright certifi
eate for one-third league by Wm. P. Han is .assignee
issued by the board c( land commissioners of Harnsburg
cosntv. Unless round I hall apply for a duplicate. 44
J De CORDOVA agent.
LOST James M Miller's certificate issued by the
board of land com.nisioner ol Harrislmre county. a a
first class claim. Unless fuund I shall apply for a dupli-
eae J. DeCOROOTA. agent.
JOSEPH V. MASON'S deed to me for his headright
forone-third of a league ; also Alexander Penn Jar-
vis deed to me for his headright league and labor.
They were placed in the hands of the late Col Alexan-
der McDonald in lSt2ad have .ot been heard of since.
A liberal reward ill be paid for their recovery or i appli-
cation to tbio office. Iw28 JNO. D. MORRIS.
LOST A Deed from Cornelius Van N-ss to Geo. W
ISonaell connyiog a share in "the Csnon DeUvalde Com
"pany" date not recollected. A liberal compensation
will be 5Wn for it. recovery. DeC0RD0VA
Oct. 2d. 1850. Nol4tf.
- LOST My Discharge for services in Capf Johu C.
Bays' Company or" Spue" for about 5 months setvice
in the year I&42 or lrU3 dates uot remernbi red. If not
found within the time prescribed by law I will api'ly to
the proper authorities for a duplicate.
STEPHEN T. SLATER.
April Sd. 1851. 393-
LOST Wm. Rosrnberry's headright for one-thind o
league of land number and date not recollected. If not
found within the time prescribed by law I will apply
for a duplicate nSS.
R. B. BOYCE Admr.
LOST James S. Hall's certificate for one-third league
0. 439;wed in Brazoria county P C. Jack assignee.
If uot ICUud 1 shall ij.ply for a duplicate.
41 J. De CORDOVA agent.
Fire Proof Warehouse.
RECEIVING FORWARDING AND COMMISSION'.
THE nn lersigned having commenced the Receiving and
Forwarding business i.i addition to the sellin; of
good? woul.l mol rrsiiectfuliy .illicit a shaie of paironage
from raerchaaU and planters in the interior. inOalre.loa
aud New Orleans. leiiigiu possession l a
FIRE PROOF BliICK WAREHOUSE
on Main Street. The goods entrusted to his care may be
considered in uo danger from fare.
Houston Nor. 56 1S50. 29tf.
Between the Public and Military Squares
SAN ANTONIO BEXAR CO.
IHIS house has been greatly enlarged ami
" fitted up in a stle equal to any Public
H"U-e in the place frr comfort and con-
venience its location being between both
Squares in one of the most pleasant places
in town. And the proprietor assures the
travelling public that no pains will be
spared to furnish his table with as good as
the market affords and his guests with every
requisite attention. He thanks his old
friends for the past favors and suit cits a con-
tinuance of the same
JNO. D. McLEOD
Jan. 29. 1851. SQif Proprietor.
A VALUABLE TRACT OF LAND
DIRECTLY OPPOSITE FORT GRAHAM FOR
I AM instructed by the owner to offer for sale six
hundred and forty acres of land situ-ted on the
RIVER BRAZOS DIRECTLY OPPOSITE FORr
GRAHAM. It is needless to give a description of the
eligibility of its lucation ; the purity of its waters rush-
ins forth from never f.iiling springs ; the fertility of its
soil; the excellent quality nf its timber or the magnifi-
cent Building Site to be found on thistract as we pre-
.. ti.t ihn.r vim mar wish to obtain a Tract of Laud
combiuii.e all the advantages that nature can liestow will
examine it before purrlwsii.g we shall therefore only-
remark that .mm its proximity In Krt Grahiru a cah
market will he found fur every descrition of grain fruit
or regetables that could be produced at prices that
would afford a fail remuneration for the uutlay of capiial
and labor bestowed in their production. Within the
limits of the tract offered is the mouth of Steels creek
and immediately above one of the best for. son the Bra-
zos river. To a farmer who understands his business
the possession of this tract of land would secure an inde-
pendent fortune. J. De CORDOVA.
LAND ON TH? MIDDLE BOSQUE.
ONE THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-SIX
ACRES CF LAND situated on the
-Middle Bosque patented to Matthew Cauanauzh. As-
signee of Francisco Garcia about twenty-three miles
'above its mouth This is a first rate situation and is
kuown in the neighborhood as including that natural
euriosity HUBBY'S BASIN. Apply to
J. De CORDOVA Houston or
Aujrust 10 1850 M. CAYANAUGH La Grange.
Federal Court Controversy.
TRAVIS TO MARSHALL BATES.
I feel no ordinary difficulty in endeavoring
to make a suitable reply to an article' which
appeared in the Galveston Journal of the 21st
of July above the signature of J. Bates. It
lias ever beeu supposed by the decent por-
tion of mankind that he who appears in the
public prints especially in regard to matters
of public interest shoulthat least assume the
language and tone of a genjleman. This I
shall endeavor lo di. Should it be con-
sidered that I have failed and have descen-
ded below the bonds of strict propriety 1
trust that the public will pardon me by sup-
posing that I have been drawn down by the
character of the communication to which it
has become my duty to reply.
It is true as ha been suggested that any
sort of a reply however coarse or vulgar
would be entirely justifiable. To this course
I cannot obtain my own consent to descend.
In s'ich a contest I am nuite certain that I
should be entirely inadequate to Gen. Bates.
His magazine seems lo be amply supplied
with such choice epithets as " contemptible
writer" " infamous liar ami slanderer."
" creature ol exasperated vanity" " dema-
gogue" "dullard" "selfish." "sordid" "en-yi-us"
"vindictive" "meanly ambitious"
When the General called me a "contemp-
tible writer" I must be permitted to say
that the unexpected quarter from whence
the charge came was productive of some
surprise. Bad and disgraceful as his arti-
cle is with the exception of the vulgar epi-
thets with which it so much abounds the
public believe that it was not his own pro-
duction. For the character of the office
which he holds if he has more written he
ought to get it better dope.
He says "that he was not the advocate or
defender of 'Judge Watrous has not been
and shall not be." Now if the General's
certificate is entirely true why should he
not be one of the Judge's strongest defend-
ers ? The certificate fays " no charge
against the integrity of Judge Watrous can
be sustained by his 'testimony :" "That he
has no hesitation in giving it as his opinion
that he presides with as inubh dignity and
satisfaction as any judge he has ever known.
He has the fullest confidence in his integri-
ty and impartiality and believes that all who
are disposed to do him justice will admit his
ability." Then why not be his advocate ?
Why not be the strongest advocate of a
judge who presides with singular dignity
and satisfaction ; who is able honest and im-
partial? II he combines all these qualities
would not his removal from the bench be a
calamity to the State of Texas?
In my former communication I said I was
told th&t when the Editor uf the Journal had
through the columns of his paper suggested
that it was proper for Judge Watrous to sus-
pend the holding of his courts &c Gen.
Bates expostulated strongly with the Editor
Mr. Gibson and told him that such a course
"would take the bread out of his mouth."
To this the General das without venturing
to call for the name of the author applied
his delicate and choice epithets " base liar''
ami 'infamous liar and slanderer." Now it
will be botne in mind I merely stated that
was told these things. It will be seem from
the following certificates that what I stated
must be literally true and that what Gen.
Bates charge in reply i entirely unfounded.
This error must liae been fallen into either
from a wilful desig't to do an act that is
wrong or from a grossly defective judgment.
fjSee Mr. Hunt's and Air. McGreal's certifi-
cates note A.
Gen. Bates says that in my former com-
iiiumcilioi) I stated designedly that in the
case ol Giilfin & Foreman the slaves invol-
ved were worth fifteen thousand dollars in
place of sixteen hundred the amount for
which Ihey sold. The truth is that I said
they were worth only fifteen hundred dollars
and the substitution of the word "thousand"
for "hundred'' must have been a typographi-
cal error. The Editor of ihe South Westei n
American has doubtless made the correc-
He says the article signed "Travis" was
very much like those which recently appeared
in the "Civilian." The article in the Civi-
lian of the 1st July put the amount at from
twelve to fifteen hundred dollars. Another
article which was placeil in the hand of the
printer of that paper before Gen. Bates' ar-
ticle appeared corrected every previous er-
ror in regard to that case and accurately
stated the amount at sixteen hundred dol-
lars. This will it is hoped fully satisfy the
public that no error was designedly commit-
ted. There was no necessity to make this
case worse tor the court ana its omcers man
it really was. As it left an orphan girl al-
most penniless it is enormous and shocking
In Gee. Baes' certificate he says he has
the fullest confidence in the " impartiality "
of Judge Watrus.
In my former article I ssked Gen. Bates
if a conversion to about this effect did not
occur between himself and Dr. Rhodes of
Brazoria coun'v ? The Doctor was com-
plaining of hating lst his-case in the Fede-
ral Court ; Gen. Bates asked him who was
his counsel ; he replied Judge Swett. Did
not General Bates tell Dr. Rhodes in reply
that Judge Sweetxould gain no case in Judge
Watrous' court? 1 then asked him if this
conversation was not correctly stated please
state it as it actually occurred.
In reply Gen. Bates says '' I answer that
it is false in every particular withut foun-
dation or semblance of truth &c." He
adds " I did have a conversation with Dr.
Rhodes. He was after waids sued for more
than forty thousand dollars in the Federal
Court. The suits are now pending. He
talked freely to me about the employment of
counsel. Both of us discussed Judge Swett
and among other things his position as re-
spects Judge Watrous. I repeat that noth-
ing passed in that conversation in language
or meaning at all similar to what is asserted
Reference is made to Dr. Rhodes' certifi-
cate and the postcript. See exhibit B.
Now after reading this certificate it is
most respectfully submitted to the public
whether that part of my former article which
relates to this subject was as Gen. Bates
charges "false in every particular without
foundation or semblance of truth." It is
true as he says "that nothing passed in that
converalion in language or meaning at all
similar to what is asserted by Travis?"
Again if Dr Rhodes' certificate is true
can Gen. Bates' certificate be true also ? The
General says he has "the fullest confidence
in the impartiality" of Judge Watrous. Dr.
Rhodes certifi-es that Hates appeared fully to
concur in the opinion that Judge Swett i on Id
not get justice for his clients in Judge Wat-
rous' court. Are these proportion? both
true? The General it will be seen added
' that as the Doctor's case was a large one
he would advise the Doctor to get other law-
yers who were on better terms with the
court" than Judge Sweet. Is this consistent
with that part of Gen. Bates' certificate in
which he says he has "the fullest confidence
in the impartiality ' of Judge Watrous ?
When asked by Dr. Rhodes to recommend
some good lawyers the General named Judge
Hughes the firm of Jones & Ballinger and
possibly others. I have understood that Mr.
Hale was for the plaintiff and the advice was
not to be complained of when Judge Hughes
and Jones & Ballinger were named. The
Doctor says "the result of Gen. Bates' con-
versation with him was that under existing
circumstances "he should get other good
counsel in the place of Judge Swett." He
adds that "Gen. Bates told him or from
his conversation he Dr. Rhodes inferred
that Judue Swett could gain no case in Judge
Watrous' court." It is most respectfully
submitted that this certificate is by no means
calculated to inspire in the public mind "the
fullest confidence in the impartiality " of
Reference is made to the certificates of
Mr. Samuel Harris Gen. Hugh McQueen
and Wm. Alexander Esq. as evidence that
Dr. Rhodes' certificate was properly obtained
by John W. Harris and that it was subse-
quently often verbally "and in writing ad-
mitted by Dr. Rhodes to he true. Very
particular attention is directed to the certifi-
cates of Gen. McQueen and Mr. Alexander
for they will be found to contain some inte-
resting disclosures. It may be remarked
that Dr. Rhodes had announced his determi-
nation to leave Galveston on Tuesday at 11
o'clock A. M. I ha'e been credibly in-
formed that when the hackman called for
him about that hour he was met by Gen.
Bates and told that Dr. Rhodes could not
leave until after he was done with him or
words to that effect. I have been told (hat
the Doctor did not leave until Wednesday
morning. The next day Dr. Rhodes' card
appeared in the Journal. From what is be-
fore the public the people can draw their
own inferences. See note C
In reply to what I said in my former ar-
ticle lel.itive to a conversation between him-
self and Mr. Pease in regard" to the case in
the Federal Court of Graves against Shep-
partl Gen. Bates among other things says
he "will state the facts.' He added in re-
ply to Mr. Pearce's desire to sue in Mata-
gorda county he'did not think that justice
could be obtained in Judge Watrous' court
by the counsel employed for the plaintiff.
" I insisted that judgment could be recovered
soonest in the United States Court and did
say I would have no difficulty in giving (be
notes to an attorney who cuuld get justice
but that Istateddirectly or indiiectly that
Harris & Pease could not get justice or that
I gave any such reason for the change is-en-tirely
false &c." "It was Mr. Pease's
statement that they could not get justice. I
cannot but remark though that he proposed
that the notes should be transferred to Mr.
Alexander the memoralist against Judge
Watrous. He seemed to think that Mr.
Alexander could get justice."
Reference is made to Mr. Pease's certifi-
cate. See note D.
Now it is most tespectfully submitted that
the whole tenor of Mr. Pease's certificate
directly contradicts that part of Gen. Bales'
article in which Gen. Bate says Mr. Pease
proposed that the notes should be transferred
to Mr. Alexander (the memoralist against
Judge Watmus) and that Mr Pease seemed
to think that Mr. Alexander coultl jjel
justice in Judge Watrous' Court. Mr.
Pease's certificate shows the very reverse of
this. Who wilt for a single moment bdieve
that Mr. Pease with the lacts of the ca-e (as
stated in the certificate) before him could
have thought that Mr. Alexander would get
justice in Judge Watrous' court ? Who can
believe that Mr. Pease proposed that the
notes should be transferred to Mr. Alexan
der when according to Gen. Ba'es' own
statement Mr. Pease only proposed to sue
on one of the notes in Alatagorda courity
and the other was already in Mr. Alexan-
der's hands. It will also be borne in mind
in confirmation of the statement of Mr. Pease
that Gen. Bates then took from him an or-
der on Messrs. Alexander & Atchison to
hand over this note which was accordingly
done; and Gen. Bates executed to them his
receipt for it. Surely it will not be conten-
ded that Gen. Bates' receipt on this order
can be a false witness against him.
After Gen. Bates had been informed that
one of the notes had been placed in the
hands of Messrs. Alexander & Atchison and
suit had been instituted upon it Mr. Pease
adds "Gen. Bates then said he thought the
case would progress belter if Mr. Pease
would get some attorney in Galveston to at-
tend to it who was on better terms with
Judge Watrous &c." Does this at all agree
with that part of Gen Bates' article which
relates to this matter ? Is it not directly
the reverse of that portion of Gen. Hates'
certificate which says he Ins " the fullest
confidence in the impartiality ol Judge Wat-
It will not be forgotten that Gen. Bates in
speaking in reference to Mr. Pease savs he
pays him "the highest compliment he knows
of &c.'' This whole community would
have borne him out if he had added that
whenever Mr. P-ae writes a certificate it is
sure to contain the truth. Upon his exalted
character for veracity will the foul breath of
slander be shortly blown ?
I may be permitted to remark that the
writer of the anonymous article in the New3
of the 20th ol June which contains the cer-
tificates of the officers of the court &c
seems to be no ordinary advocate and friend
of Judge Watrons. He says in his commu-
nication containing the certificates the pre-
diction is ventured that no one of the mem-
bers of the bar "can adduce a case or show a
fact that can in any degree affect the judi-
cial conduct of Judge Watrous In any
event they are defied and challenged to do
their worst." This anonymous writer being
as it appears charged with the publication of
the certificates seemed to throw out the tic-
fiance and challenge in behalf not only of
the Judge but of the certifiers also. After
the certificates had been sent forth in the
newspapers in regard to a public matter and
for popular effect they were public property
and without even the consent of the certi-
fiers any citizen of Texas had the right to
In concluding this article it is performing
an act which will find a response in every
reflecting mind in Texas to state that the
concluding clause in Gen. Bates' communi-
cation will attract a large and vivid share of
attention where he is utterly unknown him-
self. He has in effect said that if Travis re-
plies to his ever id be reme'mbered article
"the consequences shall be of his (Travis')
own rich deserving" What "the conse-
quences of his own rich deserving" are to
be the intelligent of this community are
greatly puzzled to know i Are we to under-
stand that a free citizen of this State inne
of the freest and most chivalrous portions of
the globe cannot di-cuss a public matter the
acts of the Judge of the Federal Court or the
voluntary and published evidence of his de-
fenders in a calm dispassionate and truthful
manner without being visited witlupersonal
violence or being assaulted in the streets by
bullies as the "consequences of his own rich
deserving r" Why did Gen. Bates ever for
a si-igle moment suppose that he could in-
troduce himself into Texas long after the
close of the war and coultl awe into subjec-
tion and silence in regard lo their own rights
a people whose proudest boast is their inde-
pendence and freedom and be so credulous
as to suppose that he can command the will
of any Texan citizen by his vain threat (in
case of disobedience) to visit upon him " the
consequences of his own rich deserving.''
But be the meaning of this precious para-
graph what it may one thing is certain
" Travis" in the way recognized by gentle-
men is reatly to receive the pompously threat-
ened "consequences of his ownrich deserving."
But if he intended that these "consequen
ces'' would be visited upon Travt3 in a street
fray where physical force and every thing to
gentlemen never resort are called into re-
quisition I cannot consent to descend so low
for his gratification. I will not give my own
consent thus to disturb the order or mar the
peace of the community in which I live.
Travis has left his proper name in a note
in the hands of William Alexander Esq. to
be promptly delivered up on the earliest de-
mand that may be made by General .Bates or
by any one authorized by him. TRAVIS.
Galveston July 22d 1851.
Dear Sir I now state that in reply to
your note enquiring of me relative to ome
remarks. made to me by J. M. Gib-on late
editor of the Journal I will answer that in a
friendly conversation with Mr. Gibson in
relation to an article which appeared in his
paper suggesting that the U. S. D. Court
should suspend business until a trial was had
upon the charges preferred before Congress
Mr. Gibson remarked that General Bates
and Colonel Love had called upon him soon
after the issue of thatnuinber and expostu-
lated with him against that course and
among other arguments tlsed said that it
would be like taking the bread out of the
mouths of the officers of the Court so long as
the business would be suspended. And
that they had supported his paper and that
it was no more than right that his paper
should support them or at least thrust no
obstacles in their way. Afterwards at your
request I again referred to that conversa-
tion and received from Mr. Gibson the
same information that he had previously gi-
ven me and he certainly made use of the
words that it would take the bread out of the
mouths of the officers of the Court by its
suspension. I received the information
. frum Mr. Gibson without any injunctions of
secrecy Irom him at either time. I had the
same information from another person to
whom he had communicated it previous to
my seeing him. Very respectfully
P. S. I communicated the above informa
tiou to the author of the article signed 'Tra-
vis' sometime in the month of June list.
E. P. HUNT.
In conversation with J. M. Gibson Eqr
at the Tremont House about the first of
July Mr. Gibson said that Colonel Love
and General Bates had called at his office
and remonstrated very earnestly upon the
course of the 'Journal' in relation to the Fe-
deral Court. That General Bates said if
his recommendation to close the Court were
adopted it would be taking the bread out of
their mouths. This conversation was gene-
ral. I have mentioned it to some friends
without any suspicion that it would be the
subject of newspaper controversy and I
now give this statemenrby request.
My name having beeu mentioned in the
newspapers in relation to a conversation
which occurretl between Gen. Joseph Bate
and myself and having been called on to
state what that conversation was or what
was its substance I state that when Gen.
Bates as the Marshal served the writ on
me for a large amount. Gen. Bates remark-
ed to me as a friend that it was a large case
and that I ought to get the best counsel. I
stated that Judge Swett who had attended
to a previous case for me in the Federal
Court had written me that my case was lost
and that he could take no more business in
the Federal Court as he could not get jus-
tice for his clients in that Court. In thi3
opinion of Judge Swett Gpn. Bates appear-
ed fully to concur ; and he (General Bates)
observed that there wa3 a very bad state of
feeling between Judge Watrous and Judge
Swett. He added that as my case was a
large one he would adyise me to get other
lawyers who were on better ttrni3 with the
Court ; I told him that I was a stranger as
to the lawyers in Galveston and asked him
to recommend to me some good lawyers.
He said there were several lawyers that did
a large business in the Federal Court and I
remember his having mentioned the name of
Judge Hughes and the firm of Jones & Bal-
linger anil possibly others. The result of
Gen. Bates' conversation with me was that
under existing circumstances I should get
other good counsel in the place of Judge
Swett. Gen. Bates either told me or from
the conversation I had with him I inferred
that " Judge Swett could gain no ca'e in
Judge Watrous' Court and spoke of the
matter accordingly. This conversation oc-
curred about the first of September last.
General Bates and I have been friends for
years and I regret that the above conversa-
tion was ever made public. When I men-
tioned it I did not expect to hear of it again.
Given under my hand this 24th July 1851.
HENRY W. RHODES.
Galveston July 28 1851.
P. S. It is due to Gen. Bates to state in
addit'on to what is embraced in the preced-
ing communication that I inferred from his
conversation taken as a whole that the ina-
bility of Judge Swett to gain any cati-e in
the Federal Court was the result ol his
(Judge Swett's) frequent and open-mouthed
abuse of Judge Watrous in the streets and
other public places. I will further add that
the conversation on this subject was sought
by me and not by Gen Bates and that the
suggestion from him as to whom my future
counsel should be wa made as my friend
and at my express request. And it is aho
an act of justice to Gen. Bates to state in
confirmation of his proposition that Judge
Swett was unable to gain a cause in the Fe-
deral Court ; that Judge Swett himself pre-
vious to my conversation with Gen. Bate3
on the subject wrote me that during the
term of the Federal Court at which he fail-
ed in my suit that he had lost every suit
which had been confided to his management
as counsel and which had been tried ilurin"
the term. HENRjV W. RHODES.
I was present at Dr. Henry W. Rhodes'
on the 24th of July when my brother John
W. Harris obtained from him a certificate
in regard to a conversation which Dr. Rhode3
had previously held with Gen. Bites. Dr.
Rhodes so far as I was capable ol" judging
was not at all intoxicated at the time. He
reatl the certificate over once or twice care-
fully and interlined it with his own hand
before he signed it.. As my brother and I
were about to leave he appeared pleased
with what he had done. He requested my
brother not to publish his certificate unless
he obtained and published one from Mr.
Pease; anil in addition requested that there
should be sent him a paper in which it might
appear. SAMUEL HARRIS.
Galveston August 4 185-.
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de Cordova, P. The South-Western American. (Austin, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 7, Ed. 1, Wednesday, August 20, 1851, newspaper, August 20, 1851; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth79704/m1/1/: accessed October 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.