John A. Williams to Stephen F. Austin, 02-07-1827
Summary: Repulse of insurgents. Francis Biggam to Austin, February 13, 1827. Disquieting reports from Texas.
Dr sir your favour of the
you will no dout before the reception of this have heard of the
patriotic manner in which the Inhabitants have rallied in defence
of their country, and dispersed the rebellious gang of Nacogdoches.
I refer you to Mr Kenney for further information. A quantity of
property found in possession of the enimy has fal[len] into our
possessin I have to request that some person duly authorized be
immediately sent on to take charge thereof, or dispose of it as the
government may direct, yesterday we detached fifty men for
Permit me to suggest the propriety of continuing a sufficient Military force at this place for some time lest a remisness on our part might induce the disaffected to commit new outrages upon the inhabitants of another class who have already suffered enough.
We shall employ every means in our power to sustain the government, and restore tranquility.
Jno. A. Williams [Rubric]