Stephen F Austin to W D C Hall, 09-19-1835
Summary: War inevitable. Suggests raising a volunteer company
War is upon us—there is now no remedy, the answer of Cos is positive
that the individuals who have been demanded must be given up, and
that the people must unconditionally submit to whatever the government
chooses to do for them; he lays down the principle that the General
Government have the right to force us to submit to any reform or amendments, or
alterations that congress may make in the constitution, &c. This is
impossible—we had better leave the country at once, for we shall be, under Cos'
doctrine, without any rights or guarantees of any kind. I therefore think
I shall send to Nacogdoches immediately.