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    An important recommendation to Texas Provisional Governor Henry Smith to fortify the coast "should a large force be sent to invade us immediately - which we have every reason to believe will be the case"

    [Texas Revolution] James W. Robinson and E. M. Pease Autograph Document Signed as members of a Texas General Council committee. Two pages, December 25, 1835, n.p. This document is an historically important recommendation by a Texas revolutionary committee headed by Robinson and Pease tasked with recommending reinforcements of the Texas port at Copano against a possible Santa Anna invasion. The committee recommends to "the Honorable the Genl. Council, that his excellency the governor" give "Capt. Allen . . . such volunteers as tender their services to aid him" to "proceed to Copano, to fortify, and defend said place, until they receive further orders, and that his excellency Henry Smith, Governor [of the provisional government of Texas], be requested to notify the commander-in-Chief [Sam Houston], of the regular army of Texas, of the same." The committee then offers several reasons for this recommendation: (1)ammunition and supplies were going to be sent to Copano "and they will be liable to be taken by our enemies unless a sufficient force is stationed there to guard them besides we are threatened with a large army under the command of St. Anna"; (2) "by building fortifications at different points on the frontier of our state we shall be able to contend against a much superior force"; (3) finally, "it will also throw an additional number of troops on the frontier to cooperate & act in concert with the regular and auxiliary troops, should a large force be sent to invade us immediately - which we have every reason to believe will be the case."

    The document is signed at the bottom of page two by Secretary of the General Council E. M. Pease and Lieutenant General of the General Council James W. Robinson. Later in January 1836, Governor Smith was deposed and replaced by Robinson. After Texas was annexed by the U.S., Pease served as the fifth and thirteenth governors. In the early 1830s, Copano served as the port to which many European colonists arrived to settle in Texas. During the Texas Revolution, Copano was a strategically important port for both the Texians and Mexicans (Mexican General Cos had landed his army there while on his way to Goliad in September 1835). Evenly toned with smoothed folds; fine.


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