Stephen F Austin to People, 09-21-1835

Summary: Instructions for organization and movement

Information was recd. last night by express that Genl. Cos landed at Copano with 400 men arms and amunition— An expedition is now raising in the lower country to take the field at once— volunteers are called for to rendezvous at Leagues old place on Colorado on the 28 of this month. Every man in Texas is now called upon to take up arms in defence of his country and his rights. Those who can join the expedition on the 28 are required to do so or they can join it at James Kerrs on La Baca which is the principal rendezvous—

A corps of reserve will be formed to march on and sustain the advance. Those who cannot join the advance are required to unite with the reserve and report themselves to the committee of safety in this place and be ready for marching orders. It is expected that each man will supply himself with provisions arms and ammunition to march with— arrangements will be made for permanent supplies as soon as possible.

San Felipe de Austin Sept. 21, 1835

S. F. Austin. chairman of Com.