In 1827, eleven Mexicans assembled in convention at Saltillo, and framed a constitution for the government of Coabuila and Texas, a kind of pattern after the constitution of the United States. The members of this convention would' t have fallen so far short of their mark, but for religious cranks and fanaticism. In every important article of this constitution, prevailing religious faith-Roman Catholic-crops out. Yet, the law, constitutional and statutory, was sublime, when compared with the barbarous fiends for whose government and benefit it was made, as the bleached bones of many a veteran frontiersman will testify. This may be rather hard on "our sister republic," as the fireside patriots, and kid-glove politicians of to-day, style the Mexican government, but those who are left to tell the tale of the Alamo, San Jacinto, the Fannin Massacre, and numerous other bloody, but less noted struggles with the arch fiends of the civilized world, will bear out the statement. Read more...
Additional Fannin County Resources
Source: Texas History, Statistics and Biographies, 1885
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