Only A few empresarios are allowed to keep their contracts too!
The Grass Fight
Maybe they know that they might will with animals well feed
This isn't silver!
Haden Edwards created his own colony near Nacogdoches. 1825 he received his empresario contract from the mexican government, but he didn't like the requirements. He said the old settler's titles were forgeries, he also made people pay additional fee's for land they already owned. After they complained to the government, His contract was canceled. He started his own colony,but S.F.A. called the milita and they fled.
The Battle of the Alamo
"Remember the Alamo!"
After the Mier Y Teran's report, the government passed the law of april 6,1830. This was intended to control the American presence in texas. It banned immigration, and made it illegal to bring saves to texas. Only a few empresarios,like S.F.A and Green DeWitt, were allowed to keep their contracts. The Mexican government also sent more troops to texas to enfore the Law of April 6, 1830.
The Goliad Massacre
Thank you Angle of Goliad!
Come with me we must leave here at once!
On November 26 Erastus Smith rode into camp to report that more than 100 Mexican soldiers with pack animals were headng to San Antonio. Rumor spread that these soldiers were carrying silver. Burleson sent a squad of troops led by Bowie to ambush them and seize the silver. After they won they opened the bags to see grass to feed the animals. Although they were disappointed, they realized that they were working because they feed their animals.
Battle of San Jacinto
"Remember the Alamo!"
As Mexican forces approached San Antonio, the Texas troops at the Alamo built up their defenses. It had been built a mission not a fort, because of this it would be hard to defend with only 150 soldiers. The Alamo defenders hoped for reinforcements, but they soon heard that Santa Anna's army was comming. At first they didn't believe it because of the rainy weather, but they came. On March 6, the Alamo was defeated. "Remember the Alamo!"
On march 27, Mexican soldiers shot more than 400 Texans outside of Goliad. People executed included, Fannin's troops and Texan soldiers captured outside of Victoria. When firing began, some Texans escaped, and some who didn't survived. Francita Alavez, who was traveling with Mexican troops, helped some escape. Texans later referred to her as the Angel of the Goliad.
On April 21, about 900 Texan troops began to attack. The Mexican soldiers were sleeping, many of them woke to the bullets and battle cries, "Remember the Alamo!" and "Remember Goliad!". The battle lasted only 18 mins, with only 9 Texans and 630 Mexicans dead. This battle at San Jacinto in 1836 marked the end of the Texas Revolution!