Jose Antonio Mexia to John Austin, 07-16-1832
Summary: Informing Austin of the object of his expedition. Will unite with Texans if their object is to support the Santa Anna movement. Austin replies with accout of Bradburn's military aggressions. Citizens are upholding the constitution and laws and cooperating with Santa Anna.
[Translation, by Austin, of Col. Mexias letter to the Alcalde John Austin letter and reply]
I have the honor to enclose you a copy of the convention entered
into between the Commandant in chief of Matamoros and myself
But if, as I have been assured by respectable citizens, the past occurrances were on account of the colonists having adhered to the plan of vera Cruz, and I am officially informed of that fact in an unequivocal manner, you can in that case assure the inhabitants that I will unite with them to accomplish their wishes, and that the forces under my command will protect their adhesion to said place.
This occasion affords me the opportunity of presenting to you the assurances of my consideration and respect—
To Citizen John Austin Alcalde [of Brazoria]