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Hockley, George W. (1802–1851) to Edward Burleson re: Vasquez expedition's approach

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02572 Author/Creator: Hockley, George W. (1802–1851) Place Written: Austin, Texas Type: Letter signed Date: 6 March 1842 Pagination: 1 p. 34 x 22 cm

Summary of Content: Written as Secretary of War and Navy of the Texas Republic one day after Vasquez occupied San Antonio. Burleson was Vice President of Texas. Vasquez led an unauthorized force in seizing San Antonio and proclaiming Mexican law. The Republic of Texas was too weak to repulse his expedition.

Background Information:

People: Hockley, George W

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: TexasMexican WarAmerican WestMilitary HistoryLatin and South AmericaGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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