Texans Get A Little Surprise

Rafael Vasquez And His Soldiers Attack Texas

Mexican Troops Enter Texas

Today, a Mexican force of 700 soldiers led by General Rafael Vasquez invaded Texas. The Mexican troops attacked San Antonio, Goliad, Refugio, and Victoria. Poor Texans panicked after they heard that the Mexican soldiers were coming. Houston was afraid that they might go and attack Austin so he ordered all government archives to be withdrawn from the capital. Many of Houston's people opposed his action because they thought that this meant the capital was going to be moved back to the city of Houston. This caused residents, led by Angelina Eberly, to start firing at officials who tried to load documents onto wagons. There are sayings that the Mexican leaders were upset about the actions of the Lamar administration, so we think we know why they entered Texas in the first place. Luckily for the Texans, Vasquez and his soldiers soon returned to Mexico, and the conflict ended with the documents back in Austin.