Summary: Instructions for extricating Texas from difficulties.
[From Williams Papers, Rosenberg Library, Galveston, Tex.]
[Matamoros] July 2 1832
Since writing things have changed—Exert by which I wrote to
Ugartechea and to Musquis, John, the alcalde and you went ashoreyesterday and it is said will be lost—this will detain my letters. I
send by Grey a duplicate to Ugartechea—keep a copy of it and my
other letter to him of this date. I have sent a copy to Musquis of
the letter of 29 and I wish you to send him a copy of my other of
this date—also shew them to John, but do not have them made
public—tho use them as the public good may require.
It would be best to leave out the 3d point I mention on the other
side, unless the state of things requires it and Ugartechea takes that
side—should the chief be there try and animate him to sustain the
dignity of the State against military attacks—have all things suspended
and try and keep the public mind quiet. I think I shall
go to see Teran again and from there to Saltillo—my object is to get
such orders as will put all matters in Texas at rest and if the Chief
will prepare the mind of the Governor properly by a statement of
the facts, so as to show that the people have in fact done no more
than to sustain the outraged dignity and authority of the State, I
shall be able to do something. But if he throws all the blame on the
people it will be a very bad business all round.