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The Cabin Book; or, Sketches of Life in Texas.

Description: This is an English translation of the German text, which is a historical novel about the creation of the Republic of Texas. It consists of a series of sketches that depict the new Republic of Texas as a land of opportunity for immigrants.
Date: 1844
Creator: Sealsfield, Charles, 1793-1864
Partner: UNT Libraries

When Texas was young

Description: The battle of San Jacinto -- A surgeon's story -- The "Twin Sisters" -- Reminiscences, piratical and revolutionary, from the career of Colonel Warren D.C. Hall.
Date: 1930
Creator: Ziegler, Jesse A.
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Transcript of Letter from Mexican Minister of Foreign Relations to Ayuntamiento of Gonzales, August 12, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Mexican Minister of Foreign Relations to Ayuntamiento of Gonzales, regarding the formal response of the Mexican President Pro tempore to the resolution passed by the inhabitants of Gonzales in July of 1834 which contained suggestions for Constitutional reforms. The President Pro tempore of Mexico promises that the August Assembly will take the proposals of Texans into consideration, and that the people responsible for inciting rebellion will be punished.
Date: unknown
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Official Order from General Cos to the Commander of Coahuila y Texas, August 15, 1835]

Description: The first page of this document is copy of a transcript of a letter to the citizens of Texans, questioning the arrest of Zavalla and calling it a "pretense by which to introduce [Mexican] troops" to Texas. The second page of this document is copy of a transcript for an official order from General Cos to the Commander Ugartachea, in which Cos orders Ugartachea to use whatever Calvary deployment necessary to arrest of Don Lorenzo de Zavala. Cos also orders Ugartachea to force all the inhabitants to Goliad, where customs officers will examine their accounts.
Date: August 15, 1835
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Meeting Minutes from a meeting of the Citizens of Columbia, August 15, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for meeting minutes from a meeting of the citizens of Columbia, in which the group resolves to create a body of fifteen representatives called the Committee of Safety and Correspondence for the Jurisdiction of Columbia. The committee will be responsible for keeping all jurisdictions informed of any political or military intelligence.
Date: August 15, 1835
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Resolutions of Nacogdoches, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for Resolutions of Nacogdoches, in which citizens of the jurisdictions of Gonzales, Mina, Austin, Matagorda, and Columbia have recommended that a convention of Texas be called to discuss the changing political climate in Mexico and Mexico's relationship to the citizens of Texas.
Date: 1835
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from Martín Perfecto de Cos, August 9, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Martín Perfecto de Cos, in which Cos issues orders for all authorities in Texas to be obedient to the laws of the Mexican government and to concentrate resources towards the pursuit and capture of Don Lorenzo Zavala. This document is the last page of what appears to be a multi-page document.
Date: August 9, 1835
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from Edward Gritten to the Alcalde, Ayuntamiento, and People of Gonzales, October 4, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Edward Crittin to the Alcalde, Ayuntamiento, and People of Gonzales, regarding the arrival of Col. Ugartechea's messenger, Mr. Anderson, and his confidential Secretary, Lieut. Rada. Crittin also writes that Col. Ugartechea will continue to allow free movement of Americans for trade, and that the regiments in Saltillo has been suspended by General Cos.
Date: October 4, 1835
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from Stephen F. Austin to Committee of Safety of the Jurisdiction of Austin, October 4, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Stephen F. Austin to Committee of Safety of the Jurisdiction of Austin, regarding the declaration of war by the people of Texas against Mexican military despotism. Austin reports that the Mexican military at Bexar has advanced to Gonzales but that Texans agree that the first strategic victory for the revolution should be to take Bexar and drive out the Mexican military there, before the campaign closes. Austin asks the committee to circulate this news, and his request for military provisions and volunteers, to other communities.
Date: October 4, 1835
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from A. W. Radcliff to Governor Lorenzo De Zavala, October 10, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from A. W. Radcliff to Governor Lorenzo De Zavala, in which Radcliff expresses his regret at missing the opportunity to meet Zavala in San Felipe de Austin. Radcliff expresses his desire to follow Zavala's commands in pursuit of Texas independence.
Date: October 10, 1835
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letters from John J. Linn and James Kerr to Col. Grayson and the Council of War, October 11, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from James Kerr to Col. Grayson and the Council of War, in which Linn requests the parol of three gentlemen. John J. Linn also writes and vouches for the gentlemen and their ability to comply with the terms of their parol.
Date: October 11, 1835
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from J. W. Collins to Col. S. F. Austin, October 20, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from J. W. Collins to Col. S. F. Austin, in which Collins introduces his friend and fellow soldier in the Louisiana Guard, Mr. Robert C. Morris. Collins vouches for Morris' skill as a soldier and tactician, as well as, his sincere loyalty to the causes of his countrymen. Collins also asks where his service is needed the most.
Date: October 20, 1835
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from George Fisher to Col. S. F. Austin, October 20, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from George Fisher to Col. S. F. Austin, in which Fisher updates Austin on the movement of Mexican troops, his opinion of Mexican generals involved in the war, the position of various politicians throughout Mexico on separation from Mexico, his interpretation of events that have transpired, and predictions about the strategic decisions to be made by both the Mexican and rebel leadership.
Date: October 20, 1835
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from S. Rhoads Fisher to Stephen F. Austin, October 29, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from S. Rhoads Fisher to Stephen F. Austin, regarding Gomez-Farias leaving Brazos to interview with Austin. Fisher informs Austin that he is aware that the interview was planned to take place and that the Matagorda Committee of Safety has been awaiting news from Austin.
Date: October 29, 1835
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from John J. Linn to Genl. Stephen F. Austin, November 11, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from John J. Linn to Genl. Stephen F. Austin, in which Linn informs Austin that Governor Gonzales, his secretary, and twenty Mexican troops arrived at Goliad but were not appropriately received by Capt. Dimmitt. Linn warns Dimmitt is an enemy to the mexican people and his harshness towards the inhabitants of Goliad will have consequences for the Texas revolutionary cause.
Date: November 11, 1835
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from Coln. E. Burleson to General Stephen F. Austin, November 12, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Coln. E. Burleson to General Stephen F. Austin, in which Burleson reports that he received Austin's communication regarding the interception of the supply convoy too late to send a detachment last night. Burleson also reports that he sent Maj. Sommerville and seventy men to support Capt. [Fanning]'s efforts, and that Capt. Lockhart has returned to Camp Defiance after being separated from fellow troops near the Medina River.
Date: November 12, 1835
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letter from Thomas G. Western to Genl. Stephen F. Austin, November 13, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Thomas G. Western to Genl. Stephen F. Austin, in which Western informs Austin that he is leaving to attend the Convention in San Felipe, where he will raise concerns regarding the governance of the colonies and abuse of power by members of the Texas Revolutionary Army in Goliad. Western reports that many inhabitants have fled Goliad to avoid oppression and abuse.
Date: November 13, 1835
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
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