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. the Fredonian War. Federal Constitution. Mexican jealousy. Bustamante's arbitrary and centralsensions of colonists. want of preparation. Mexican atrocities. William B. Travis. the Alamo. adventurers and prevent a successful issue. Mexican jealousy of their Spanish leader and Anglo-American allies, American distrust of Mexican valor and fidelity, insubordination, discord, collision It was only after all the delays incident to Mexican law and legislation, and a year's residence aerms of this compact. In the vicissitudes of Mexican politics, which usually, however, did not aff invidious discrimination between citizens of Mexican and of American birth. To enforce these rigose plans and platforms had no real meaning in Mexican politics, and were but the war-cries of ambitloss, defeated General Castafleda and a large Mexican force. This success inspirited the colonists of March, 156 resolute men kept at bay 4,000 Mexican troops, of Whom at least ZZZ00 were killed an[4 more...]
ral Johnston's view. hostility engendered toward him in the President. compliments from his army. visits New Orleans. effects of his wound. visits Kentucky. noticed by Jackson. Henry D. Gilpin's letter to him. return to Texas. letter to Mr. Hobbs. differences with the Administration. Indian negotiations. Essowakkeny, the Comanche. incident with General Johnston. the talk. their treachery. treaty. Indian cannibals. the little child's footprint. political overtures. Mexican invasion. extraordinary orders to General Johnston. his desperate resolution. its success. furlough. annexation schemes. reaction in public sentiment. Lamar elected President. General Johnston Secretary of War. In spite of the brilliant victory of San Jacinto, it was soon apparent that Mexico had not abandoned her plans of subjugation, and that Texas needed every man she could draw to her standard. Mr. Johnston, leaving Louisville, proceeded by way of New Orleans to Alexandria,
had been sold, and one captured. The army had been disbanded, and Mexican machinations had been allowed to mature, drawing the wild tribes as letter was signed by Sam Houston and five others. Mr. Castello, Mexican charge d'affaires, offered the same remonstrance, October 14, 1835, had been unsettled. The Indians, actuated by the persuasions of Mexican agents, and the imprudence of many white people living near them, y attested their hostile feeling. Ibid., vol. II,, p. 228, The Mexican emissaries promised the Indians arms, ammunition, and the plunder posed to be the acts of the Indians of the prairies and malcontent Mexican citizens; but circumstances have since been made known which leavehe actual distribution of population, and the danger of Indian and Mexican enemies upon a long and exposed frontier, and looked only to what ucceeded in reaching. All the other warriors, except one renegade Mexican, were killed. Wishing to spare the warrior in the house, the comm
visits United States. friends try to make him a candidate for the presidency. Houston elected President. renewal of Mexican invasions. Vasquez captures San Antonio. volunteers assemble to retaliate. disbanded by the President. agents sent tal Johnston. General Johnston's counter-address. the President's Evasive reply. Houston's do-nothing policy. another Mexican invasion. Woll enters San Antonio and captures the court and bar. bill passed by Congress for the public defense, killell into the hands of the Mexicans. The enemy only remained two days, but carried off all the valuables and a number of Mexican citizens who voluntarily accompanied them. Eight days later 3,500 Texan volunteers had assembled at San Antonio under B The consequences of this masterly inactivity were soon realized, and the dream of security rudely broken by another Mexican invasion, repeating that led by Vasquez in March. On September 11th General Adrian Woll entered San Antonio with a forc
r passage over the desert, Brigham Young appears at his best. He showed great energy, skill, and decision, and, when he had fairly crossed the boundary into Mexican territory, he set up his standard. The Mormons from the origin of their sect have tried to preserve every possible analogy to the Hebrews; and this memorable migrafrom Mexico to the United States. The question was thus revived, whether it were better to pursue their pilgrimage still farther, encountering Apache cruelty and Mexican bigotry, or to trust to their isolation, and build up the kingdom on United States territory. The Mormons chose the latter course. Early in 1849 they organized y says, Brigham, you need not be Governor any longer. When the Mormons had found that the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, in 1848, made them American instead of Mexican citizens, they had submitted patiently in the belief that they would be able to build up a sovereign state on the basis of their peculiar ideas. They were satisf
outfit consisted of a strong, light, covered ambulance, drawn by two good American mules (American as distinguished from Mexican), a saddle-horse of California breed, and a small, black, Mexican pack-mule, a hardy, untamable beast. The general carrMexican pack-mule, a hardy, untamable beast. The general carried all his provisions, camp-equipage, etc., in the ambulance, and, in crossing the desert, a good quantity of barley for forage. The mule was also packed with barley. As previously mentioned, it was given out that our starting-day had been posand warn the general should soldiers appear in his rear. In this event, he and Frazee would have made their way to Mexican territory on horseback. The Federals, however, had no knowledge of the general's departure, and did not follow him. About ths made without camping. The road led to the river at a point several miles above Mesilla, where was situated the little Mexican village of Picacho, inhabited by poor farmers, whose cornfields lay about the town. Eight miles below Mesilla was Fort