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Conflict at Anahuac - Timeline

A timeline of the Conflict at Anahuac for school; evaluates the causes & effects as well.
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Hannah Schroeder

on 20 February 2011

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The Conflict at Anahuac - Timeline Mexican POV Anglo/American POV 1827 Mier y Teran Visits Texas In POV Form The Mexican Government, after the Fredonian rebellion, sent Mier y Teran, a loyal Mexican, to check up on things. He returned with a report that shocked the Mexican government: The Anglo/American settlers were not being loyal to Mexico. When Mier y Teran came to Texas, he found the settlers... being themselves. They were loyal to Mexico, but nothing much had happened to show it. April 6, 1830 The Law Mier y Teran recommended several things for Texas. The Mexican government listened and compiled the Law of April 6, 1830, which temporarily ended slavery and ended immigration from the US. Mexico also put a tax on all goods imported from the US and sent soldiers to Texas. The Anglo/Americans were very upset about the law, for some of them had waiting family members in the US, however, no conflict had arisen yet. 1832 Juan Davis Bradburn The Mexican government sent Juan Davis Bradburn to found a town and build a fort at the mouth of the Trinity River. This would be the tax colecting station for imported American goods. Bradburn came to the mouth of the Trinity, but the small town of Perry's Point was already there. He renamed it Anahuac (another effort to make Texas more 'Mexican') and took total control, abusing his power. 1832 Patrick & Will A slave escaped from his master. Bradburn employs said slave. The master wants him back, so he sent two lawyers (William Travis and Patrick Jack) to discuss the slave's release. Simple enough, right? However, the lawyers went about it the wrong way wnd tried to TRICK Bradburn into thinking that there was going to be an uprising if he doesn't change his behavior. Bradburn saw right through them and put them in jail. There was no crime in the metaphorical 'book' to charge them with, but he had good reason to: Lawyers were trying to trick a governor to do what they wanted. Does that seem fair to you? Bradburn threw William Travis and Patrick Jack in jail with out charging them a crime! He was already abusing his power, and now he had gone too far. Travis and Jack represented someone else who wanted their slave back, there was no reason to throw them in jail! 1832 The Settlers Take Action Bradburn's actions were perfectly legal, Travis and Jack were stirring up trouble, and the settlers were not loyal to Mexico. These three points are what Mexico stuck to when asked to speak about the events going on at Anahuac. Bradburn's actions may have been wrong, but they were legal, Travis and Jack tried to trick a governor, and the settlers... They are the rebellious type it seems. William H. Jack, Patrick's brother, spread the word about how Bradburn was abusing his power at San Felipe de Austin and dozens of men took up arms. Some historians speculate that the settlers may not have liked Mexican government in the first place and were looking for a good reason to fight. But before the small fighting force could do anything else, they would need more firepower. 1832 The Turtle Bayou Resolutions The Mexican government had no idea that the Anglo settlers were composing the Turtle Bayou Resolutions and did not have musch influence over the actual writing of them (besides being their cause). John Austin (not related to Stephen F.) went with a group of soldiers to collect a few cannons before attacking the garrison at Anahuac. Meanwhile, the Texans, who were not delegates, lawyers, or anyone special, wrote the first organized protest against Mexico: The Turtle Bayou Resolutions. 1832 Jose de las Piedras Realizing that the situation at Anahuac was gtting out of hand, Jose Mariano Guerro, a Mxican General Commander, sent Jose de las Piedras to calm things down. Piedras governed the town of Nacogdoches and was fairly good at dealing with Anglo settlers. Thankfully, he reasoned with the settlers and replaced Breadburn with a different governor: Juan N. Cortina. Piedras was sent to Anahuac to calm things down, and the settlers were quite grateful, for he understood them and replaced Bradburn with a different governor. All seemed to end well, there was only one small skirmish and neither side suffered major casualties.... except for John Austin's men. They still thought that there was going to be a battle and were bringing the cannons, but the Mexicans dealt with that another way.
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