Stephen F Austin to Committee of Harrisburgh, 10-04-1835
Summary: A combined effort would free Texas of military despots, and the government would be unable to send other forces to Texas
War is declared—public opinion has proclaimed it against Military despotism— The campaign has commenced— The Military have advanced to Gonzales— Genl. Cos has arrived and threatens to overrun the country— But one spirit and one purpose animates the people of this part of the country, and that is to take Bexar, and drive the Military out of Texas.
It is now hoped that every man will maturely study this subject, and
make up his mind, and act according to the dictates of his own judgement.
A combined effort of all Texas would soon free our soil of Military
despots—we should then have peace, for the present Govt. of Mexico have
too much to do at home to sustain themselves against the attacks of the
friends of the constitution of