The Texas Republican. (Brazoria, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 59, Ed. 1, Saturday, October 31, 1835 Page: 1 of 6
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Brazoria Saturday October 31 1835.
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DTients. TEX IS.
At a meeting ofthu citizens of Natch-
itoches convened on the Tib Of'ob'M
IS33 at the Red River Exchange Dr.
John Sibley was ca led to the Chai .
and John B. Can was appointed Sec-
John R. DunnE-q. having in an ap-
propriate address declared the object f
the meeting to be io express our -yin-psthy
uifii the inhabitants of Tevus.
wu are about to suffer from i law'ess
and ti;:iinici.l attempt ic tnurpli their
liberties unde: toot and io deprive thorn
of the rghts and immunities to which
raTiTs -j.zid'-. f.ci.-:... :I y. vc civ.'.:.
On motion of Dr. C. G. Lewie
"3fsoiedThai a Committee of five
"be appointed to jirepare resolutions ex-
- pressive of the sense of this m 'otingou
the warming situation ofaffurs 111 the
neigti'-ortng pro ince of Tcvas.
Whereupon. Messrs. John R. D in'i
'C.--. Lewis P. W. Wilkins. D. S.
Kaufmu'i and John Bl.iir were appoint-
ed on Mm said Coniiw tee and having
retired a few nvnu'es reported the fol-
lowing resolutions which were unani-mo'i-'
Wne.reas the rights and liberties of
our fellow countrymen of the neigh-
boring province ot Texas arc endang-
ered b the violent and dcpr..ic course
of Gen. Santa Anna the rights of their
states trampled uuon their governor
thrown in'o prison and their legisla-
ture disji rsed at the po.nt f the t .vo-
nei; and whereas we have jus' learned
wih great concern that a trained baud
of ni"'madons has lately landed near
the Brazos under the command ot
General Cos with the declared inten-
tion of "disaiming the people erecting
a military government and confisca-
ting the property of the rebellious"
Resolved That the meeting regard
ihe situation of the people ot Texas as
commanding their most lively feelings
and that we cannot look upon a brave
& generous people we have rem une d
loyal to their oaths and to the Consu
tution oppre&sed by a usurper v.'lm
seeks 'o reduce them o the condi'ion
of slaves by bayonets placed in Mm
hands of a mercenary soldiery whose
sole end and aim arc rapine and mas-
sacre. Resolved That we will lend them all
possible assistance in their struggle
for liberty and the Constitution in the
event that it may be necessary for
them to throw offthe yoke oftheirop-
pressqr and as soon among the na-
tions of the earth that "independeni
station to which the laws of nature and
eff nature's God entitles them."
Resolved That the majority of the
people of Texas are bono of our bone
and flesh of our flesh; that thev arf
united !o us by the ties of nativity inie
Icindred and 'that they arc engaged i.
.the same cause in defence of I heir an
our forefathers bled and diLdthe
great cause of constitutional libeuy.
Resolved That io times past we hu
reeling and with ;m honest pride con-
uutcd cur aid to the disenlhalment
I Cwmefn iaM)t!ii n' t)l.l . ...I
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)...v llu4UJtlll VI I'll .II.U LLIIU I1JUI 1 IS
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ca iiuui now rciusu our sympainy and
ud to those n ho are advocating the
une principled and who endeared to
us tfy every lie tt'ut can bind one pco-
'c to anvther.
Resolved Tliat 1V1 defence Tc.-
irom anc.re;'enern Mint treasure
and blood of some of ot. r hest citr.i .
of the Union end cspec i:t!y of Loiu.s
ina were freely oxpendt d and tliat
Mw in the hour of her convict and
her ti.iI we cannot rc-ist d'le call to
proicct her from the ruthless fan-Ts of
an internal dispost.
Resolved That we feel proua1 tTial
the citizens of Tcvas have show.-i ;i
abiding attachment to the principled :'
which thev have been educated th u
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.iiihhuii iow in nuniucr mev iiav
j.hoffn themselves genuine Americans
that they have repudiated (lie ambit-
ions and dangerous attempts of Tanta
Anna at centralism consolidation ai'd
dictation and that thev are determined
to pledge their lives their fo tunes and
tlictr sacred honor in defence of "Goi
Resolved Tho.t copies of these reso
bilious be forwarded to the municipal-
in'os of Nacogdoches and dan Auyu-s-iu.
and mat they bt published in tlio
Red River lfcrald.
Thf above re-olu'ions having been
adnnten bv acc'am'ilion tiie meeting
was iddres-ed m an eloquent and ap
propria'.c ni;u ner by Mes-rs. Wilkins.
Ivaufmnn and Tjiompson wimsp-l.e of
th' wrongs sustained by the peop'e of
Texas atihe hands of .Santa Anna of
the stern md patnaiio rcoiu:ions.
which was-manifested!);.' them no' to
suecomh to the michina ions by which
it va atienvied to mf-aigc and des-
troy then" rSglm .tO m r-veico ih-m m
to the s'ate of vassals to the arch ip s-
tle of liberty who has already filled
the measure of his wicked ambition In
destroying the freedom of the .Mexican
Resolved Tliat this meeling adjourn
to meet on WVl'ir-dav :m-i.
J )H V SFBLEY President.
John 13. Cakr. Sccrrtary.
ThcblowofltTtv h.i" been strucl::
it is for you to follow i up or let it re-
coil with a tenfold veuge.ince. The
resources of Texas are stiiuVient tr lc-
fra." exppn-sc-': the olliccrs of cninnan-
ies will make their c-vitvact- and cal"
on the general conned for pay. Tiic;r
drafts will be honorcl as long as the
cnuncd continues and bv the execu-
tives succeeded t'mm. Amis and am
munition have hern received from New
cans and forwaidcd to the arrav
now on their march ;mder the command
of general Austin for San n!ou:o. at
which place general Cos is stationed
with about eight hundred Mexican
Fellow citizenr.lliisis not the cauo
of a few: it is the Cause of the wool"
people of Texas. Let us be united
anl our cause is sure Let us lav aside
parly feeling and sectional prejudice.
The cause ws have espoused is the
cause of:he people and on tiie people
. G. PERRV 1
JOSEPH BRYAN 1
P. J. MKNMID " Committee.
A. HOUSTON J
The council received a resolution
Horn general Samuel Houston presen-
ted bv iIr. Garret and adopted the
same so far as the words ''null and
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and have been nvide by the Congress
of Coahuila and Texas since 1833 and
Mie same h-s been pucliashed by cer-
tain individuals under the most suspic
ious cirjums ances therefore be it
R'-sthed. That 'e rec ommff.d to
he Consultation at their meeting the
onsiderationof this matter and th;r
'iy declarb all the said grants null and
On motion of Mr. Perry was adont
ed and one thousand copies ordered o
be printed with the report of the Com-
R. It. ROY ALL President.
J. G. W. Piiikso.y Secretary.
From the Now One.uis Bulletin
crisis in the affairs of Texas n
seems has at lengih arrived. "Wu aro
-v no means surprised at the attitude
which this section of the Mexic.i
'erruory is at present placed; m ho
e have long anticipated it. The wu.u
i m iniciuauug poucy wnicn ctiarac
tensed the measures of the South A
incrican Colonics wlicn under the
."Spanish Government has not given
place to a much better order of things
since they have become virtually inde-
pendent of Spain.
It is true that some of the members
of the Mexican Confederacy have
iiccn marUcd by much mor: consiancv
v: stability than others; but as a whole
t icy present nothing decidedly gratify.
mj to tiie lover ot Iree nisiiiuuons as
h ou uded upon a permanent basis the
Vll- u - and intelligence of the" people.
Pvi t contests between rival and aspir-
ing i-hi efia;n the alternate sway of
nniin.iii" and belli'iereiil narlie.--. llin
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misilirt'cic " iii.iiu:-ici- 01 a cicrgv m
palsMiig b" 'he gros-et super.-irion
cverv eii'irt yf the people at emancp.i-
:ion i'rom wor-' Hi i-i stovih traldow.
These arc t ironinient items in th
history thus far of tin; South Vmer;:ju
T e province of Texas being settled
almost entirelv by cniratfon t'rom the
United States- it con id scarcely be pre-
sumed that Mexican policy as it has
(ceil cculd prove at all congenial to
: lie views and feeling"- ot .hosi- accm.
'.nnsod to live under a f'rm of
men' th.it like ours secures tiie ad
linidistratton oljus. and consistent mci
U'lics under the wicsoiiie regulation-
jii" .is. just mi J . ij iav.'o The i'i-
iiabitanis oi tins pnivit ice have cvei
m.initested a strong aU.ic'iniTit to tiie
general government of Mexico when
hat government his she wa bv Us me.i
.-".res that thei. moderate and propc:
i.itcrosts were consulted in the cnac-
menfs of laws for the better sccuri!-.
and for the developement of the gener
al resnurces o the country. Cut when
;hey hau been made tc feol as the
have angrcssions ttnon tiieir civil and
'olitical rights when they li d t..e
adinimstration of the General Govern-
i:jnt iiasmarkid them out as objects fi
ou.y for the moFt weak limc-scring
.nd injurious policy when in a work
hey find themselves reduced to she si
latton in which 'hey must ci.her be--
.me the passive victims to tyrannical
ower or risii'g in their majesty oi
Mieir strength shake off the shackles
which tyr-nts and a begoted clergy
would bind them in they do not long
remain to pause but choose the latter.
Entire independence fiom the Mexi-
can Government is not the objee" that
hey wish to attain but we fee! assured
from their actual resources the char-
acter of the inhabitants and the condi
tion of those with whom they will have
o coutcnd.that the settles of Texas
will pass out from the ordeal of their
present difficulties in a manner enab-
ling them not to solicit but to demand
airh terms of Santa Anna as he will
feel somewhat reluctant to grant but
which necessity will force him to.
The people are firmly resolved upen
"maintaining the position taken by
them at their primary assembles to
insist on their rights under the feder-
al ConstituMon of 18'24 and of the
law of the 7th May. of that year and
union with the Mexican Confeder-
acy." All the conciliatory steps and thprc
have been many which they have to
secure themselves in these just requis-
itions have hitherto proved abortive
and the only recourse now 'eft is pre-
paration for war. Austin the father
of the colony and under whose pru-
dent and preserving efforts Texas litis
reached his present growh ami
slrengih will in all probahii'iy under
he new organization ot'ihtngs rendered
indispensiblc by tho hostile attitude of
the country bo clothed with the chief
DiMiority. In better hands it canno
jo lodged. and tho same zeal ardor.
and ctnoro attachment which he has
for twenty.five years devoted to the
best interests of the colony will be
"ven the more slcongly displayed now
nat his countrymen and colonists stru-.
j for the preservation of their dear-
In his letter addressed lo the Com-
mittee ofSsifety he concludes by sa-
mg "I seek no command and wii.i
one but am ready to do all the good I
an to unite opinions aud raise men
iid to fight in person I go into this
war cheerfully and with very different
feelings from what 1 had in any of our
past difficulties. Wp are now ri"ht
our basis is sound and just and will be
so declared by an impartial world we
arc defending our constitutional rights
against military usurpation."
We cannot but add that our fcelin"3
arc with the inhabitants of Texas and
. whether ibn.v mav pvit bnr.nn -
fan additional link in the chain of our
I beloved Union we shall at least hail
! with irraat .cratulation the iipr.inl -n
I c D w.m. v
iaininicnt of their just lights and jthcti
triumph over aggression and usurpa-
tion. MEETING IN FAVOR OF TEX VS.
At a numerous and highly re-pecls
able mrciieg hcH at Hank's Arcade
last evening for the purpose of taking
into consideration the iflairs of Texas.
! Wl. CHRISTY Esq. was appointed
Chairman and ja?ii:s R image Secru
The meeting was addressed bv
Messrs. Schmidt and Fisher.
On motion i committee was ap
pointed to draft resolutions who repor-
ted the following which were unani-
1 mouslv adopted.
m. 4v;&ihkii 1 ilili lilis mum Iflg
varmlv and sincerely svmnathv with
our lirethren ;n l'exas now engaged
in a War forced upon them for their
i"'ifs and Li'jcrries ab Freemen.
2nd. Rcsiilved 'Ih.it wj will aid and
support them by ever means in our
over consistent with the duties wc
owe to our own government; to save
.tern from the Tyrants ini!itar rule.
3d. Resolved That a committee of
- x be appointed to correspond with the
provisional government of Texas and
dso with such other committees as may
lie appointed throughout the U. S. in
T 1 x ! .1 '!.-.. .!.: .:-
favor ot tiie same sacred cause which
our fathers it: '7(3 defended and which
we their descendents are assembled to
4'h. Resolved That- said Committee
b 'authorised to receive such donations
as may he given for the relief of our
ii'"uihrcii in Texas- and to appropriate
the same in .such manner as in their
opinion or a majority of M;em may be
deemed mist expedient for the intercs's
of the noble cause Jn whic'i they are
oMi" Resolved That James II. Cald-
well. Wm. Bran V. I.ogart James
P. Neuu Win. L. Hodge Thomas
Banks be appointed numbers of I he
Resolved That the President and
Secretaiie- be:added to the Committee.
Roso'vud That the officers of this
meeting open a list forthwith for volun-
teers o enter for the aid of the TexK
aus in defence of their rights.
In conformity with the above resold
tions lists for money and men were
opened. On the first more than 1.000
dollars was immediately subscribed
and on the other wc are informeM a
large number of volunteers have sig-
ned. From the Red River Herald. Extra
HIGHLY IMPORTANT FROM
War in Tc ras General Cos Ian ded
near the mouth of the Brazos with 400
Isaac Parker has just arrived from
Texas bringing intelligence that Gen'l.
Cos has landed near the mouth of the
Brazos with 400 men with the inten
tion of joining the 700 federal troops-
stationed at San Antonio de Bexar and
marching upon the people of Texas
He issued his proclamation "declaring
nathe will collect the revenue disarn
he citizens establish a military gov
Tiimcnt and confiscate the property
of the rebellious" Messrs. Johns-"
anu raaiier oore the express f.otn S.ii
I'elipc to Nacogdoches. Stephen
ustiu has written to several citizens
of Nacogdoches tha. a rcson. to. arms
I hey have honted a fl.ijr with 'tho
oon-sti'iitmn of 1324" inicrib".donil
mu :uu treeinm gdhoterf' around it
determined to stand or" fall witn :&
We subjoin the following lutter from
General Houston to the gentleman who.
brought the intelligence:
Sax Auousti-v (Twas) October 5th
Dear Sir . your request I hand!
you a memorandum that von may ha
informed of our situation. W-jr in S3K
I fence of our rights uitr oaths and out
constitution is inevitable in Tcxn!
If Volunteers from th. U. S. will
join thoir brethren in this section they
.will receive liberal bounties of land.
We have million of acres of our best
lands unchoseu and appropriated.
Let each man come with a good rifl&
and 100 rounds ofainuniuoa and u
O.ir war.cry is "liberty or death.'
Oar priiicip'cs are to support theiCo2
stitution mm doicn vsiih the usurper!.'
Your friend S.Hni. Houston.
To Isaac Parker Esq. present.
We have no tone to m;ikc any c jm-
incuts. 1 he people of the Untied
States will respond to the call of tacif
brethren in Texas!
Natchitoches Oct. 7th 1833.
CIRCULAR FROM I'llE COUNCIL
!OF TEXVS TO THE PEOPLE
Mr. Perry bom the Committee on
die subject of tiie address proposed by
the chair to the citizens of Texas gen-
erally made thf: following report
which on motion of Mr. Perry was ad
vner'- "rid one thousand copic3 direct-
ed to be printed: whereupon . G-
Perryand DaniJl Parker were appoint-
ed to superintend to the printing of the
R. R. Rir.vtL President.
A. G. Perry ' "
H. T. Hood
J. G. W. Pierson
S. T. Allen
J. W. Parker
Joseph Br. an
Hugh B. Johnson
Peter J. .Menard
A. 13. Hardin
J. B. Woods J
William Pettus Austin.
Isaac Ratterson Harrhburg.
Jacob Garrett ? San Ax-
A. Houston $ guslin.
J. G. W. Picrson Secretary.
San Felipe de Austin Oct. IS 1335.
The Committee to whom was refer'
red the communication from M:e c air
oil the subject of an address to the pco.
nle of Texas generally have had th
subject under consideration and be
leave to report that on the 16lh in3
they arrived in San Felipe as repro r
somntives to the general Consultattho 5
of all Texas that on the evening of too &
same day they went ino a Commit 1; &
ol the whole number present being 3 r
that information had been-previously
received at San Felipe which was laid I
before said Committee that the Mexi.
cans had entered our territory in ho-- i
tile array; that on the receipt of said
information a majority of said mem-
hers had proceeded to the field of battles lZ
and there together with other officers ''
and soldiers of the army requested!''
that said Consultation be postponed un-r
til tho first of November next which '
was agreed to by the committee then
present. Owing to mo emergency ot.
tiie case and Texas being without a
head a council hid been previously
formed termed the general council of
Texas each municipality beiug re
rKinood tn send a representative ant
on the meeting aforesaid it whs rcsoM?
J V.n Ka rlnlArrntoQ ffk tho rrAnorcls
veil iiini mt; n-n-p- . - -- r.-..w.fc.
Consultation who wore not prepare
to join the army should be 'attache!
to the general couneif which was as-
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