Stephen F Austin to Texas Army, 10-23-1835

Summary: Austin to the army. Address

Head Quarters Camp Sivolo

October 23, 1835

The Commander in chief announces to the Army information of the most encouraging nature from the Interior—that the Cause of the Constitution and the Federal System is there, gaining new strength, daily—that, Genl. Alvarez a warm Federalist has lately gained two important Victories over the troops of the Dictator—Santa Anna and has been joined by two other Generals of distinction, Montenegro and Grozman—that the troops at Saltillo and San Louis which had been destined and were actually on the march for Texas, had been ordered back on account of troubles behind them—

He further anounces that D. Juan Seguin—the Mexican who Came to Camp last night with his followers and left this morning has given the most flattering account of the good disposition of the Citizens generally in Bejar and its neighborhood—their friendship to the Cause we are defending and willingness to serve us.—He has appointed Mr. Seguin a Captn. in the Army, Vesting him with authority to raise a Company of Mexican Volunteers to Cooperate with us.—They will be of essential service in many respects—

The Commander in chief deems it his duty to an ounce also, a Vague rumor he has received that troops to the number of 300 were on the march from Matamoras and other parts, destined for the garrison at the Nueces and the recapture of Labahia—but this rumor is by no means to be credited, as there is no sufficient authority to support it—

The troops from the Nacogdoches Department are Confidently expected to join us, within a very few days—

As soon as they arrive, the force here will be deemed Competent for further and more important operations—

At all events, the time can not be long before the Valour and patriotism of the Freemen of Texas will have an opportunity to display themselves upon the head of military despots and the enemies of Freedom.— In the mean time the Commander in chief exhorts his countrymen to be patient and firm in the discharge of their duty; enduring as Freemen have always been known to do, every privation for the sake of the sacred Cause they are defending—

S. F. Austin

By order Warren D. C Hall Adjt Insptr Genl

[Endorsed]: Address to the Army Camp Cibolo