McCulloch to raise a force for San Antonio
Col. Henry E. McCulloch to raise a force for the northwestern frontier
Col. John S. Ford to raise a force to go to the lower Rio Grande
instructions given them, and they set about their duties
secession to use force unless necessary, and to secure the property when received.
At the same time the committee appointed Col. John S. Ford military commander, to proceed at once to the Rio Grande for the twofold purpose—first, for the use of such means amade a ground of irritating excitement by opponents of the convention, and partly to superintend the embarkation of Col. John S. Ford's troops, to go by water to Brazos Santiago, to perform his mission on the lower Rio Grande.
They sailed on the stmissioners, Messrs. Devine, Maverick and Luckett, continued their operations, corresponding with Cols. H. E. McCulloch and Ford, until the final adjournment of the convention.
Very much was done, both of action and correspondence, and that the resul