History of the Revolution in Texas, Particularly of the War of 1835 & '36: Together with the Latest Geographical, Topographical, and Statistical Accounts of the Country, from the Most Authentic Sources

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Wiley & Putnam, 1838 - 215 sider
 

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Side 116 - Houses at their last session, acting separately, passed resolutions "that the independence of Texas ought to be acknowledged by the United States whenever satisfactory information should be received that it had in successful operation a civil government capable of performing the duties and fulfilling the obligations of an independent power.
Side 63 - That they hold it to be their right, during the disorganization of the Federal System and the reign of despotism, to withdraw from the Union, to establish an independent Government...
Side 62 - Whereas, General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, and other military chieftains, have, by force of arms, overthrown the federal institutions of Mexico, and dissolved the social compact which existed between Texas and the other members of the Mexican confederacy: now the good people of Texas, availing themselves of their natural rights.2 SOLEMNLY DECLARE, 1st.
Side 83 - At least two hundred shells have fallen inside of our works without having injured a single man; indeed we have been so fortunate as not to lose a man from any cause, and we have killed many of the enemy. The spirits of my men are still high, although they have had much to depress them.
Side 214 - The conflict lasted about eighteen minutes from the time of close action until we were in possession of the enemy's encampment, taking one piece of cannon (loaded), four stand of colors, all their camp equipage, stores and baggage.
Side 212 - Anna, with one division of choice troops, had marched in the direction of Lynch's ferry on the San Jacinto, burning Harrisburg as he passed down. The, army was ordered to be in readiness to march early on the next morning. The main body effected a crossing over Buffalo Bayou, below Harrisburg, on the morning of the 19th, having left the baggage, the sick and a sufficient camp guard in the rear. We continued the march throughout the night, making but one halt in the prairie for a short time, and without...
Side 213 - At half-past three o'clock in the evening, I ordered the officers of the Texan army to parade their respective commands, having in the meantime ordered the bridge on the only road communicating with the Brazos, distant eight miles from our encampment, to be destroyed — thus cutting off all possibility of escape.
Side 84 - I have held this place ten days against a force variously estimated from fifteen hundred to six thousand ; a,nd I shall continue to hold it till I get relief from my countrymen, or I will perish in its defence. We have had a shower of bombs and cannonballs continually falling among us the whole time, yet none of us have fallen. We have been miraculously preserved.
Side 212 - I have the honor to inform you, that on the evening of the 18th inst, after a forced march of fifty-five miles, which was effected in two days and a half, the army arrived opposite Harrisburg. That evening a courier of the enemy was taken, from whom I learned that General Santa Anna, with one division of...
Side 213 - ... placed on our extreme right, completed our line. Our cavalry was first dispatched to the front of the enemy's left, for the purpose of attracting their notice, whilst an extensive island of timber afforded us an opportunity of concentrating our forces and deploying from that point, agreeably to the previous design of the troops.

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