Our faith attacked, our property endangered!
We cannot, will not bear it!
We must fight.
Not to forestall your brave decision, friends,
I have till now withheld from you the knowledge
Of the resolve, to which your countrymen
At Nacogdoches and at Anahuac,
Imbued like you with deepest indignation.
Have come: it is, to storm, this very night,
The forts which there the Mexicans have raised.
What, friends, is then your wish, that here be done?
Captain ! I move, that following the example
Set by our countrymen, we storm to-night
The Fort Velasco.
I support that motion.
'Tis moved and seconded, that we to-night