The Texas Republican. (Brazoria, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 76, Ed. 1, Wednesday, March 2, 1836 Page: 2 of 4
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Pexpects every man to do his
San Felipe Fes. 28th 1336.
TO THE CITIZENS OF BRAZORI V
I send you by Express the latest in-
formation from San Antonio the Gov
i ernor s can ana tae proceedings ot tue
meeting at San Felipe: from these
you will learn tho ucessity for your
services the call that is made upon
you and upon what your f dlow citi-
zens in this place are doing. I know
that you will not he backward in af-
fording 3'our country tho assistance
that sho demands. I advise all that
live in the upper part of the J.urisdic.
lion who can procure horses to leave
i mnediafely for Gonzales the remain-
der rendezvous at Velasco on the 8th
proximo; at which place and time!'
havecugaged Capt; Grayson to be
roady with the steani boat Laura to
transport all who are disposed to as-
sist their country to the westward. I
consider it unnecessary to make an ap-
eil torour patriotism as the inform
mat ion fom Bexar speaks louder
JOHN a. whvrton;
Kv2c itivc Dapartmsnt
Felhw-CUizens of Teqas:
The enemy is upon us a strong
force surrounds the Walls of San Ati
tonio and threatens that garrison with
.the sward. Our country imperiously
demands the service of every patriotic
arm and longer to continue m a a state
of apathy will be criminal.
Citizens of Texas- descendants of
Washington awake arouse yourselvp-j
Ttie question is now to be decided.
Are we to contiuue as freemen or bow
. beneath the rod of military despotism
shall we without a struggle sacrifice
our fortune our live3 and our liberties
or shall we imitate the example of our
forefathers and hurl destruction upon
the hands of our oppressors; the eyes
of the world are upon us all friends of
liberty and of the rights of men are
anxious spectators of our conflict and
deeply enlisted in our cause; shall we
disappoint their hopes and expecta-
tions 1 No let us at once fly to our
arms march to the battle field meet
the foe and give renewed evidence to
the world that the arms offreemen up-
lifted in defence of their rights an d li-
berties are irresistible. "Now is the
any an-! now is the hour" that Texas
expects every mm to do his duty. Let
us show o"K5-jves worthy to be free
a'l'l.w e will be free. Oar brethren of
the United States have with a gener-
osity and a devotion to ! herty unpar-
alleled in t!i2 annals o men offered us
every assistance. We have arms am-
munition cloihing and provisions ; all
we have to do is to sustain ourselves
ibr tho present. Rest assured t hat sue-
com will not permit the chains o f slave-
ry to by ri vetted on us.
ielow-C;tizens your garrison a
San Antonio is surrouuded by more
than twenty times thotr numbers. Will
3o-i see them perish by the hands of a
mercenary soldiery without an effort
for their rufief? Tuev cannot sustain
the seige more than thirty days; for the
sake of humanity before that time give
them succor. Citizens of the east
your brethren of the Brazos aud Colo-
rado expect your assistance afford it
and check the march of the enemy and
suffer not yourown land to become the
seat of war without your immediate
aid we cannot sustain tho war. Fellow-Citizens
I call upon you as your
executive officer to "turn out;" it is
-your country that demands your help.
He who longer slumbers ou the vol-
cano must be a madman.
He who refuses to aid his
country in this her hour of
peril vand danger is a traitor.
Ail persons able to hear arms
in Texas are called on to ren
dezvous at the town of Qonzas
les with the least possible de-
lay armed and equipped for
battle. Oiir rights and liberties
must he protected; to the battle
field march and save the coun-
try. An approving word smiles
upon us the God of battles is
on our side and victory awaits
Confidently believing that
your energies will be sufficient
for the occasion and that your
efforts will be ultimately suc-
cessfully. I subscribe myself your fek
HENRY SMITH Gov'r
who never forgets what is due
to hisown honor and that of
ViCi'OiijL OR DETH
W. B. TRAVIS
Itieut Col Com'dt
brzosua ten: IS 1
WSDHUSB AY V. A IIC H 2 1 835
i" Ji' irwiStiS
Want of room comnplls us to ftuclinc mak- C '
inn nn nmnmnntL en 4titf ulniHniiiw citmiln
lii tny VtiUJIUt Ilia IMi III (I iril llllii Ullljtl'.l.ljil
which wo neon ny. we tjivo the news 'is re-cr-ived
siti'l every man will be able to jmlgd
Tlnnilhills will tip Published v-henovcr occa-
sion requires it; which will in a mea-i.ro x-
cfcii for tho m.ill.H--; of our sheet. hand-
bill will he inbl:heil to-morrow containing
the news brought by to-'lay ami.
TO THE CITIZENS OF TEXAS
COSDIANDANCY OF THE '
Alamo Bejar Feb. .
24th 1836. S
I am beseiged by a 1000 or
more of the jVlexicans under
Santa Anna. I have sustained
a continual bombardment and
cannonade for 24 hour3 and
have not lost a man. Tho
enemy have demanded a sur
render at discretion otherwise
the garrison is to b.e put to the
sword if the fort is taken. I
have answered the ' demand
with the cannon shot. And
our flag still waves proudly
from the walls. I shall never
surrender nor- retreat; than I
call on you in tho name of lib
erl'ii of patriotism & o' every
thing dear to the American
character to come to our aid
with all possible despatch; the
enemy arc receiving reinforce
ments daily and will no doubt
increase to 3 or 4000 in 4 or 5
pavs. Though this call may be
're elected I an determined
t s'ust.in myself as lomr as
p-jfi&klc and die like a soldier
OP THE CTIZRN3"0" SAV FEUP-
At a Ttrtnnrof tho cit!-rns hfl 1 in.
the town ftfS-iM 'Vliue on V7h Feb-
ruary Joseph Baker was unnnTiou'lv
called 'o the chair and B. P. Cnop an.
poin'ed secjetarv. A communion1 on
from Wm. B. Travis Lt. Cd. Con-
mandaotofthe nost of Rpjar having
hein read and tho o'fo s of thi m !
insr n-:lnin 'd on motion of Mosely
B iker Esq.
Rzsrlo"L T's if th rj'nirnrian arTint
a committee of twelve o p rehire an
address and d'afi: resolutions for tho
adont'on of this meeting.
Wkereumn The ch limn aooinf-
ed iUnsely Baker J. . Wlnrton. F. J
Starr J.R. Jones W. R. Henslev Kj
Ewing P. B Dexter A. S immervillGjjr
J. Fletcher J. x. Monev' J-is. 0'f h
rane and Thos. Gay then on motion
the meeting adjuoarned until 11 o
The meeting accordingly reconve-
ned at 11 o'clock when the fi!lwini$
address and resolutions were reported
and unanimously adopted.
To mirfelhio citizens.
Tho undersigned a committee ap-
pointed hv a meeting held in the town
of San Felipe ;n this day present yon
with the accompanying letter from tho
commandant of Bejar. You must road
and act in the sam j m -nttat.-or Te"i9
is lost. Yo'i must rise from your lith.
arv and m-ircli without a moments
dehiy to the field o'"var or the J?xt
western hrecxs that snree-s over your
h dotations will bring with it tin
shrinks and wiilings of the women and
children if GMadalouoe and (3 dorado;
and the last agonized shriek of liberty
will fillow. Ciii.'U3 ot the Colorado
and B.raz s your country is invaded
your homos are ahfut to be pillaged
your families destroyed yourselves to
bo enslaved; and you mint on: and all
repair to the field of war or prepare to
abandon jour country. Ere this
information shall be generally circula-
ted the blood of many our citizens will
have crim-oned the soil; and 'he snut
of many a devoted patriot flown to hea-
ven. Inhabitants of the eas'. vour fe'Iow
citizens i (he west are in danger Qf
w- . V
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The Texas Republican. (Brazoria, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 76, Ed. 1, Wednesday, March 2, 1836, newspaper, March 2, 1836; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth80280/m1/2/: accessed October 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.