Sons of DeWitt Colony Texas
This month---16 September 1810
Hidalgo's Grito de Delores
A milestone toward the liberty and independence of Texas
Beginning with this development, Texas became part of an independent Mexico and a "Lone Star" of hope for liberty and Federalism in the Americas, west to the Pacific and south to Tegucigalpa.
Some modern historians have stated that Texas had no part in Mexico's struggle for independence......TheCasas government proclaimed free commerce between the United States and Texas...press of the United States said "by autumn of 1811 self-government would be exercised by the people from Texas to the Gulf of Darien...United States citizens would [have] free and profitable commerce with Texas and Mexico."
The Texas revolution.....kept open communications between the insurgents of Mexico and the United States; hence, it was a safeguard to the [whole Mexican] revolution. Lic. Ignacio Aldama was shot in Monclova [Coahuila y Texas], June 20, 1811. Father Juan Salazar was condemned to death for high treason, and shot in Monclova.....[royal governors] Manuel de Salcedo and Simon de Herrera of Texas; Juan Manuel Sambrano with the counter-revolutionists in Texas....accomplished the capture of the insurgent [Hidalgo and his] chieftains....these Texas leaders ended the first period of the Mexican revolution---Authors Garrett and Chabot
Texas-based independence movements (de Lara, Toledo, Mina, LaFitte and Long) kept the spirit of resistance and independence alive.
Texas played a decisive role in the timetable and evolution of Mexican independence and independence and liberty of the two nations remain forever intertwined.
La Colonia de 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
Caldwell, Comal, DeWitt, Fayette, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hays, Jackson, Lavaca, Victoria and