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In 1825 Hayden Edwards received his empresario contract from the Mexican government. This contract gave Hayden permission to settle 800 families near Nacogdoches. Hayden contract stated that he has to respect the old settlers. But Hayden demanded that the people pay additional fees for land that was previously purchased. October of 1826 his contract was canceled. Supporters of Edward got the alcalde arrested. Hayden Edward learned that the Mexican army and militia were coming and he fled.
The Grass Fight
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The Law of April 6, 1830 was intended to strictly control American presence in Texas. This new law also banned immigration from the united states. With this contract, it suspended unfilled empresario contracts. Only a few empresarios were able to keep their contract including Stephan F Austin and Green Dewit. They started collecting taxes on customs duties. They were encouraging trade with Mexico.
Battle of The Alamo
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Colonel Jose de las Piedras blamed colonel Bradburn for conflict with the US settlers. To solve this problem they removed Bradburn from his post.With him gone the settlers felt that the threat to their freedom was gone. John Austin's group loaded their cannon on a ship to Brazoria. A Commander to refused to let the rebels pass and fighting broke out. Three days later the Mexican troops ran out of ammunition and had to surrender.
Battle of San Jacinto
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On November 26 Erasrus "Deaf" Smith, was one of Burleson's scouts, rode into camp. He reported that nearly 100 Mexican Soldiers with pack animals were on their way to San Antonio. A rumor quickly spread that they were carrying silver to pay their troops. Burleson sent troops to ambush the Mexican and seize the silver. The squad quickly defeated the soldiers and took their bags. When they opened the bags there was only grass to feed their horses.
It would take nearly 1,000 soldiers to defend the Alamo properly, but there were only a little over 150. They got word that Santa Anna's army was approaching. Many thought the weather would delay them but they were wrong. As the army approached the defenders, their families and local residents rushed into the Alamo. Santa Anna arrived as soon as everyone was safe inside. Cannons bombarded the Alamo for hours at a time. People called for help but none came. At 5:00 Am 4 columns of Mexican troops attacked, as smoke cleared almost all the defenders were dead.
On April 20, Texans camped in a grove of live oak trees, with a wide field in front of them the only way The Mexicans could attack would be from across the field. The Texans were hidden but the Mexican troops were visible. Around 3:00 pm the troops moved from the grove to a prairie unseen. The Mexican troops were sleeping when they attacked. Many Mexican Troops were awaked by bullets. The fight lasted only 18min. 630 Mexican soldiers had died and only 9 Texans had died.