The Texas NavyWilliam H. Wharton to the Standing Committee at Brazoria, July 4, 1832 - Page 3

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William H. Wharton to the Standing Committee, 1832By Mr Mills this moment arrived I have received several
letters from San Felipe, breathing all the same toryish spirit
& shewing that we have as much opposition to expect from
our own country men as from the mexicans. We [a]wait
orders & information from you & hope to get them
immediately. Those of us here will never surrender the
fort with life, or if we do, the cannon will be spiked & with-
out a round of ammunition. Do let us hear
from you immediately & give us all the assis-
tance you can. Physical force we have none & are
now entirely depending on the moral effect of
your presence & good conduct. I wish I could
be relieved from here if compatible with the
public good—not without. I think I could
go to San Felipe & reason some of those fellows in
to sense & cowhide the balance into rags.  

WH Wharton

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William H. Wharton to the Standing Committee at Brazoria, July 4 , 1832. Mirabeau B. Lamar Papers #153, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

 

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