Sons of DeWitt Colony Texas

General Samuel Houston

Thomas Jefferson Rusk

Texian Patriot Ambrosio Rodriquez

General Santa Anna ca. age 40

 

This month

Victory at San Jacinto

As battles go, San Jacinto was but a skirmish; but with what mighty consequences! Look to it, you Texans of today, with happy homes, mid fields of smiling plenty....Texas, one and indivisible!--Kate Scurry Terrell

Members Texas Republican Army----Accounts of Participants
The sun was sinking in the horizon as the battle commenced; but, at the close of the conflict, the sun of liberty and independence rose in Texas...There was a general cry which pervaded the ranks: 'Remember the Alamo! Remember La Bahia!' These words electrified us all.--Thomas J. Rusk, Secretary of War

Recuerde el Alamo, recuerde la Bahia. "...our own countrymen, who had joined the enemy's cause, assailed us in our own language with such a volley of threats, insults, and abuse that the tongue of that vile and recreant Mexicans seemed to have been wrought in the very caves of hell and set in motion by Lucifer himself---Centralista Col. Pedro Delgado referring to Hispanic Texian Patriots

Accounts of Santa Anna's Capture & His Captivity in Texas
I threw up my cap for liberty...found the folly of it. A hundred years to come my people will not be fit for liberty. They do not know what it is...a despotism is the proper government for them, but there is no reason why it should not be a wise and virtuous one."---Antonio Santa Anna during questioning after his capture

 

Coahuila y Tejas

La Colonia de DeWitt
de Coahuila y Tejas
Republica Federal de Mejico

The Lone Star

 

Empresario Greene DeWitt"Art. 1. All Foreigners, who...in virtue of the general law of 1824...which guarantees the security of their persons and property in the territory of the Mexican Nation, wish to remove to any of the settlements of the state of Coahuila y Tejas are at liberty to do so; and the said State invites and calls them."--Mexican Law 1824

Parts of Caldwell, Comal, DeWitt, Fayette, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hays, Jackson, Lavaca, Victoria and Wilson Counties
1700-1846

Map Mexico 1824"beginning at the right bank of Arroyo de la Vaca at a distance of the reserved ten leagues from the coast, adjoining the colony of Stephen Austin on the east, the line shall go up the river to the Bejar-Nacogdoches road; it shall follow this road until it reaches a point two leagues to the west of Guadalupe River; thence it shall run parallel with the river down to the Paraje de las Mosquitos; and following the inner edge of the ten league coast reservation, it shall close the boundaries of the grant at the point of the beginning."

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