By Tim O’Malley
The Cuero Record
“From the Philadelphia Exchange Books.
Extract of a letter from a house in New Orleans to a merchant in this city, dated 13th inst.
A fleet of nine vessels leave here to morrow with a fine steamboat, mounting 7 guns, and about 700 men, for Texas–4 out of the 9 schrs are armed.–Gen. Folix Houston of Natchez sold his plantation at auction in this city for $50,000, the proceeds to be applied to equipping 500 mounted men, who left Natchez on the 5th inst for Texas.
There is no doubt of their sucess since they have Santa Anna; persons who have seen him say he is very talkative and makes many promises. He also says that Texas is too far from Mexico ever to be of use to her.” (The above story comes from The United States Gazette for the country, Philadelphia, Wednesday morning, June 1, 1836).