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A History of Texas for Schools 1908 Edition


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former were freemen fighting for their liberty, while the
latter were servants obeying a Dictator.
Results.— Bowie claimed the Mexican loss was about
sixty killed and a less number wounded. The Texans
had one killed, the gallant Richard Andrews, and one
wounded.20 In their report to Commander-in-Chief Aus-
tin, who came up with the main body of volunteers soon
after the battle was won,
Bowie and Fannin said:
“Had it been possible
to communicate with
you and bring you up
earlier, Bexar would
have been ours before
12 o’clock.” The vic-
tory won in this the
first regular battle o f
the revolution, greatly
encouraged the Texans,
and made them feel
that God was with
their cause.
General Consulta-
tion.— On November 3,
a general consultation 21
was held at San Fe-
1 i p e.22 A provisional
government was formed. Henry Smith was elected gov-
ernor, and J. W. Robinson lieutenant-governor. A coun-
cil was appointed to help the governor in all public mat-
ters. Plans were laid for raising an army. Sam Hous-
ton was created Major-General of the armies of Texas.
Branch T. Archer, William H. Wharton, and Stephen F.
Austin were chosen to appeal to the United States for aid.

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