to the Government, to oppose the factionists
by force of arms. You are bound in
honor to redeem the sacred pledge.
To Arms then my friends
and fellow citizens, and hasten to the standard
of our Country — Hasten to the field of
honor and of duty — Hasten to the protection
of your property and families and all that
you hold dear and sacred upon earth.
The approbation of every honest
& honorable man in your native country of
your adopted Govt and of a just and om-
nipotent God, and the conciousness [sic] that
you will have done your duty & saved your-
selves will be your reward.
The first hundred men who
were called out from the Colony will march
on the 28th [?] inst and I now call on you to
turn out in Mass and join us as soon as possible[.]
The necessary orders for Mustering
into service and other purposes will be issued
to the corresponding officers.
Union and Mexico
Sanfilipe de Austin 22nd January
(signed) Stephen F. Austin
Stephen F. Austin, Military Address to the Inhabitants of the Colony, January 22, 1827. Mirabeau B. Lamar Papers #67. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.