The Austin City Gazette (Austin, Tex.), Vol. 1, Ed. 1, Wednesday, September 23, 1840 Page: 1 of 6
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TERMS FIVE DOLLARS (PAR MONET OR FIFTEEN DOLLARS
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nitlni September 2 3 1840'.
EDITED BY G. K. TEULOX.
GRAND INDIAN EXPEDITION.
We experience much pleasure in communicating
the "glad tidings" to our fellow-citizens in all portions
of the Republic an Indian Expedition is at length
determined on Gen. Felix Huston has received his
orders sixteen hundred men are to be
war of extermination coimncJAMffhi
ib Tor let t he. Ifnmmmm IMBgii
and to respect their propertyfamT
perity" will reign supremo in Texas emifWWrnnd
wealth will flow to our shores and the settlements will
in a short time be pushed tens aye. hundreds of miles
above the present frontier.
The expedition will as we uboVe stated be com-
posed of 1600 men under the command of the Major-
General ; the men will be raised from the different
counties and invade the enemy's country at the same
time from different points ; those portions of the expe-
dition drafted from the Counties on the Colorado Bra-
zos Trinity and Nechcs will leave their respective
places of rendezvous on the 10th of November and the
Red River command will start on the 15th. Each
party will take a sufficient supply of corn to feed their
Irses for sixty days so that when they arrive within
le Indians' country their horses will be in even better
pnditiou than when they first started from home; by
lis means they will corn-fed horses being far superior
grass-fed horses be enabled to pursue the enemy
kh acetftunty of overtaking him.
rhe men will be raised by draft on the different
inties and each brigade will be commanded by its
i militia officer. It is left optional with each coun-
Ito furnish its respective quota by volunteers or draft-
from the militia.
he campaign is to be conducted in accordance with
in long projected by General Huston.
Sme persons have expressed doubts as to whether
l people will obey the summons to such we would
-"You know not itie people of Texas or you
sdrtrtrtiiMxl -s-nc:srous u sentim-n?
ReopW'of Tuits arc brave and patriotic the men
4fead-the'rii""oiT this occasion are officers of their
selecting the genpral commanding was called to
itfnorable station which he now fills by the free suf-
: of his fellow-citizens and they will not now de
bt him. The people burning to avenge their bre-
ren whose reeKing niooa cries aioua io neaven ior
pgeance on the murderers have demanded to be led
Lfnst the savage fot ; and it is in accordance with this
land that once again
" The SireamT of Texas the Flag of thr Free "
unfurled ; and now that it is unfurled there breathes
at a single Texian who will refuse to rally around
"We fearlessly appeal to the people and we know
jat they will sustain us for they are brave energetic
Onerous and patriotic.
By the last mail from the United Stales advices have
been received from London to the 3d of Aug.; by these
it would appear that there was danger of a rupture
between the whole of the European powers. France
had taken alarm at a treaty signed in London by Eng-
land Russia Prussia Austria and Turkey for settling
the difficulties then existing between Turkey and
Egypt and was arming herself for the contest. She
seemed determined to support the Pacha of Egypt at
all hazards in whatever course he might determine on
Apursuing and the other powers appeared equally deter-
mined to coerce Mehemet Ali should he reject the
terms of the Porte which are the hereditary Pachalic
of Esrvpt and a life interest iOv&JMP. &Thffert'ar-
rival will probably bring sorneTrnnwlHRla-
tionto this unexpected affair but also from China and
will therefore be looked for with much anxiety.
The Circassians have cut to pieces another Russian
army of 30000 and destroyed the whole of their forts.
If ever a nation has rendered itself worthy of the en-
ient of liberty by deeds of bravery and by resist-
to despotism and tyranny the Circassians have ;
with a devotion to the cause of freedom unsur-
ed by Greece or Rome in their proudest days have
aver twelve years bid stern defiance to the whole
power of the gigantic empire of Russia ; year after
year has a numerous and well-equipped army been
sent into Circassia but even unto the present time no-
thing has been effected : defeat disgrace and death
been the bitter potion of every army which has
In the United States the Seminole Indians were har-
sinffihe fitly f'afa "it" "lIT'llur TP- "'"'-
MAJ. ASA BRIGHAM.
So much has already been said respecting the affairs
of the Treasurer's Bureau that we intend from this
day onward to let the statements of the respective par-
ties remain in "statu quo" until they shall again be
agitated by the representatives of the people who
doubtless will appoint special committees to investi-
gate the state not only of the TreasuryMrtment
but also of all the DepartmemnBcMBHif the
Government. When thesrepBit wffljBfarho
are and whfltffe notdjs. In Maj. BHHhere
will WmujBpRirkfoRhlBPnmittee to do -much pa
tience aniffatieverance will be requisite on the part of
Hioscwiju form the commitlecj" lor it "can only be by
taxing these qualities to their utmost extent that the
mystery of the Iron Safe will ever be unravelled; at
present it bids fair to rival the mystery of the Iron
Mask of France. As things are now it would appear
that there are only three parties through whose hands
the 37000 package has passed: The first party
Maj. Brigham who has in his possession a receipt from
the second party Mr. Barhydt who in turn possesses
a certificate exonerating him issued by the third party
the Committee ; yet now the third party accuse the
first party of retaining in his possession said 37000
package and charge it to him as a defalcation. This
we cannot say that we consider just on the part of the
Committee the money having been paid over by Maj.
B. to the party appointed to receive the same as his
receipt proves it must necessarily if in his possession
have been stolen by him and if the Committee had
possessed the evidence that he (Maj. Brigham) had pur-
loined ititwas their duty to have proceeded against him
as against any other criminal and arrested hiin for the
robbery. They however had no proof and the mo-
ney having mysteriously disappeared they adopt a new
course a course warranted by neither law nor jus-
tice and charge the amount to the party who had
paid it over as a defalcation. Following out this mode
of proceeding on the part of the Committee we should
like know to whom all the "red backs" stolen from
the Second Auditor at Houston should be chargeable
to Judge Evans the Copperplate Printer or the En-
graver? We cannot ourselves see any bearing that Dr. Starr's
correspondence" has on Maj. B.'s removal ; he was re-
moved in April the correspondence took place in
June or two months after.
The Sentinel admits that the clerks have received
about $1100 but seems to suppose that this is the only
expense poor Texas will have to pay ; he must surely
have forgotten two other small items which it is more
than probable the people will be the party to lose ; for
in the first place they will be minus the $37000 and
in the next place it is not very probable the Commit-
tee will work for nothing in fact that medling lying
jade Rumor with her thousand tongues has bruited
abroad that they were to receive or expected to receive
$15 per day. That they ought to receive a something
no one will deny; the country does not wish men to
labor without a remuneration and the " laborer is wor-
thy of his hire."
There appears to bo a disposition to make a parade
of Mr. A. W. Luckett's transaction with Maj. Garraty.
The facts of the case as far as we have been able to
learn are as follows : In August 1839 Majors Brig-
ham and Garraty attended the sale of lots in this city
together and on their returning to Houston which
they did in company the latter gentleman placed in
the hands of the former a sum of money for better se-
curity. In September application was made to Maj. B.
by Mr. L. to cash a certain draft the property of Col.
Thruston ; this Maj. B. declined doing on account of
his situation in the Government and having no spare
funds of his own and in reply to the earnest enquiries
of Mr. L. as to" whether he knew any person who could
accommodate him informed him that perhaps Maj. G.
could. Maj. G. was then applied to and agreed to ad-
vance him a certain amounon the draft being placed
with Maj. B. as collateral security ; this was done
and Maj. G. had to lay out of Ufs mogr.for over five
months. The draft was deposited with" the Treasurer
by the Attorney of the original holder with instruc-
tions that when an appropriation was made the amount
of the draft was to be drawn and the amount coming
to Maj. Garraty handed over to that gentleman.
A few words to our brother Editor and this subject
is as far as we are concerned dropped until revived
by the meeting of Congress. Maj. Bonnell some time
since spoke of his respect for Maj. Brigham in such a
manner as must have led many to believe that his re
gard was almost fraternal ; if he ever really en
tertained any respect for either Maj. Brigham or Mr.
W. H. H. Johnston he has most assuredly taken a
strange method of manifesting his "brotherly love " by
lending his assistance in calumniatinheir charact
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