Address to Colonel José Antonio Mexia, June 13, 1832
(Turtle Bayou Resolutions)
Resolved That we view with feelings of the
deepest regret the manner in which the Govt of the Republic
of Mexico is administered by the present dinasty [sic] —The repeated
violations of the constitution—the total disregard of the laws—
the entire prostration of the civil authority; and the—
substitution in its stead of a military despotism, are
greivances [sic] of such character, as to arouse the feelings of
every freeman, and impel him to resistance.
Resolved That we view with feelings of the deepest
interest, and solicitude, the firm manly resistance, which is
made by the highly talented and distinguished Cheiftan [sic] —
General Santa Anna, to the numberless encroachments
and infractions, which have been made by the present
administration, upon the Constitution and laws of our adopted
and beloved country.
Resolved That as freemen devoted to a
correct interpretation, and enforcement of the constitution,
and laws, according to their true Spirit—We pledge
our lives and fortunes in support of the same, and of
the distinguished leader who is now so gallantly
fighting in defence of civil liberty.
Resolved That the people of Texas be invited
to cooperate with us in support
of the principles incorporated in—
13th June 1832
Address to Colonel José Antonio Mexia, June 13, 1832. Mirabeau B. Lamar Papers #157, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.