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ssession of the town (May 18), and remained there until August, when he received reinforcements and orders from his government. Then, with more than 6,000 troops, he moved on Monterey, defended by General Ampudia, with more than 9,000 troops. It was a very strongly built town, at the foot of the great Sierra Madre. A siege commenced Sept. 21 and ended with the capture of the place on the 24th. General Wool had been directed to muster and prepare for service the volunteers gathered at Bexar, in Texas, and by the middle of July 12,000 of them had been mustered into the service. Of these, 9,000 were sent to reinforce Taylor. Wool went up the Rio Grande with about 3,000 troops, crossed the river at Presidio, penetrated Mexico, and, in the last of October, reached Monclova, 70 miles northwest of Monterey. He pushed on to Coahuila, where he obtained ample supplies for his own and Taylor's troops. General Taylor had agreed to an armistice at Monterey. This was ended Nov. 13, by orde
tates proclaimed......Oct. 4, 1824 Don Jose Antonio Saucedo appointed chief of the department of Texas, to reside at Bexar......Feb. 1, 1825 Henry Clay, United States Secretary of State, instructs the United States minister to endeavor to prpe, April 1, and adjourned......April 13, 1833 Law passed forming Texas into one judicial circuit and three districts— Bexar, Brazos, and Nacogdoches......April 17, 1834 Legislature of Coahuila and Texas, in session at Monclova, disperses on a 1835 First permanent newspaper in Texas, the Telegraph, established at San Felipe......October, 1835 Commandant at Bexar having furnished the corporation of Gonzales with a brass 6-pounder against the Indians in 1831, the Mexicans call it a l0 troops, leaves Monclova for Texas to drive out revolutionists and persons of foreign birth......Feb. 4, 1836 Town of Bexar taken by Mexicans, and the Texans retire to the Alamo......Feb. 21, 1836 Declaration of independence adopted by a co