Mexico Attacking! Texans Rebelling

Archives War

Mexican Troops Taking Over

Mexican troops have advanced on Texas. 700 Mexican soldiers under the authority of Rafael Vasquez entered Texas and demanded the surrender of San Antonio, Goliad, Refugio and Victoria. The Texas rangers were not prepared to defend the towns and were forced to withdraw. President Houston has called an emergency Congress meeting and has named the meeting place in Houston and has ordered that all of the government Archives and records be removed from the capital. Houston fears that Mexico will try to take over the capital.

Texans Rebelling

Citizens Fear Houston Will Become the New Capital

The citizens of Austin fear that Houston is trying to move the capital back to Houston. A group fired at Texas officials who were loading documents into wagons. A local inn-keeper was the leader of this group. The local's name was Mrs. Angelina Eberly. She fired a cannon at the officials which lead to this event. Leave it to Texas to start fighting. Eberly wasn't the only one who didn't like Houston taking the governments papers from Austin. President Houston tells us after hearing about the shooting, "Texas has yet to learn submission to any oppression, come from what source it may." Others still think differently like Angelina Eberly who yelled"Fire!" and took out the officials.

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