Reports of the Committee on Public Safety to the Convention of the People of the State of Texas, Which Assembled at Austin, the 28th January, 1861, and Reassembled on the 2D Day of March, 1861; Containing the Mission to San Antonio, to

Reports of the Committee on Public Safety to the Convention of the People of the State of Texas, Which Assembled at Austin, the 28th January, 1861, and Reassembled on the 2D Day of March, 1861; Containing the Mission to San Antonio, to

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ..._ and not to oppress her sons--to protect and not destroy, in short to do all, that a just and generous State should do to secure prosperity, happiness, and the blessings of peace to her citizens. JOHN S. FORD, Col. Commanding Rio Grande Military District. BnowNsvrnnn, March 6, 1861. BaowNsvnmn, TEXAS, Feb. 25th, 1861. i CoLoNEL, _ I have the honor to report operations since the date of a previous communication. The temper of the oflicer in command here, indicated a disposition to resist the surrender of the public property. He viewed the occupation of the Brazos as a hostile act--asserted his ability to dislodge our troops, and seriously entertained the idea of attempting its accomplishment. Everything was verging towards the initiation of war on his art. I am of opinion that the prudence and the influence of apt. Stoneman and a few other army officers, prevented collision. The receipt of orders to-day, from San Antonio, has done much to shun the danger of civil war, yet, the chances of such a thing are not entirely removed, and I have abated no endeavor to place our troops in a posture to defend their position, which is, in fact, the key to the lower Rio Grande. Lieut. Col. McLeod, has been ordered to establish batteries to defend the harbor of Brazos Santiago, to bear upon the roadstead; and, in short, to repel attack from any quarter. A battery will be placed near the mouth of the Rio Grande, to command that point and the approaches to it. The communications of the military with the coast are interrupted, and the points of embarcation are in our possession. They cannot leave the country without our consent, unless they drive us from our positions. The Daniel Webster, is reported to have orders to communicate with the Gulf Squadron, ..show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236847563
  • 9781236847560