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For the Liberty of Texas   By: (1862-1930)

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EDWARD STRATEMEYER'S BOOKS

Old Glory Series Cloth. Illustrated. Price per volume $1.25.

UNDER DEWEY AT MANILA. UNDER OTIS IN THE PHILIPPINES. A YOUNG VOLUNTEER IN CUBA. THE CAMPAIGN OF THE JUNGLE. FIGHTING IN CUBAN WATERS. UNDER MacARTHUR IN LUZON.

Soldiers of Fortune Series Cloth. Illustrated. Price per volume $1.25.

ON TO PEKIN. AT THE FALL OF PORT ARTHUR. UNDER THE MIKADO'S FLAG. WITH TOGO FOR JAPAN.

Colonial Series Cloth. Illustrated. Price per volume $1.25.

WITH WASHINGTON IN THE WEST. ON THE TRAIL OF PONTIAC. MARCHING ON NIAGARA. THE FORT IN THE WILDERNESS. AT THE FALL OF MONTREAL. TRAIL AND TRADING POST.

Mexican War Series Cloth. Illustrated. Price per volume $1.25.

FOR THE LIBERTY OF TEXAS. UNDER SCOTT IN MEXICO. WITH TAYLOR ON THE RIO GRANDE.

Pan American Series Cloth. Illustrated. Price per volume $1.25.

LOST ON THE ORINOCO. YOUNG EXPLORERS OF THE AMAZON. THE YOUNG VOLCANO EXPLORERS. TREASURE SEEKERS OF THE ANDES. YOUNG EXPLORERS OF THE ISTHMUS. CHASED ACROSS THE PAMPAS.

Dave Porter Series Cloth. Illustrated. Price per volume $1.25.

DAVE PORTER AT OAK HALL. DAVE PORTER IN THE FAR NORTH. DAVE PORTER IN THE SOUTH SEAS. DAVE PORTER AND HIS CLASSMATES. DAVE PORTER'S RETURN TO SCHOOL. DAVE PORTER AT STAR RANCH. DAVE PORTER AND HIS RIVALS.

Lakeport Series Cloth. Illustrated. Price per volume $1.25.

THE GUN CLUB BOYS OF LAKEPORT. THE FOOT BALL BOYS OF LAKEPORT. THE BASEBALL BOYS OF LAKEPORT. THE AUTOMOBILE BOYS OF LAKEPORT. THE BOAT CLUB BOYS OF LAKEPORT.

American Boys' Biographical Series Cloth. Illustrated. Price per volume $1.25.

AMERICAN BOYS' LIFE OF WILLIAM McKINLEY. AMERICAN BOYS' LIFE OF THEODORE ROOSEVELT.

Stratemeyer Popular Series

Fifteen Volumes. Cloth. Illustrated. Price per volume $0.75.

DEFENDING HIS FLAG. Price $1.50.

[Illustration: "'REMEMBER THE ALAMO! DOWN WITH SANTA ANNA!'"]

Mexican War Series

FOR THE LIBERTY OF TEXAS

BY

EDWARD STRATEMEYER

Author of "With Taylor on the Rio Grande," "Under Scott in Mexico," "Dave Porter Series," "Old Glory Series," "Pan American Series," "Lakeport Series," etc.

ILLUSTRATED BY LOUIS MEYNELLE

BOSTON LOTHROP, LEE & SHEPARD CO.

Copyright, 1900, by Dana Estes & Company Copyright, 1909, by Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co.

All Rights Reserved

For the Liberty of Texas

SET UP AND ELECTROTYPED BY COLONIAL PRESS, BOSTON Printed by BERWICK & SMITH CO., NORWOOD

PREFACE.

"For the Liberty of Texas" is a tale complete in itself, but it forms the first of a line of three volumes to be known under the general title of the "Mexican War Series."

Primarily the struggle of the Texans for freedom did not form a part of our war with Mexico, yet this struggle led up directly to the greater war to follow, and it is probably a fact that, had the people of Texas not at first accomplished their freedom, there would have been no war between the two larger republics.

The history of Texas and her struggle for liberty is unlike that of any other State in our Union, and it will be found to read more like a romance than a detail of facts. Here was a territory, immense in size, that was little better than a wilderness, a territory gradually becoming settled by Americans, Mexicans, Spaniards, French, and pioneers of other nations, a territory which was the home of the bloodthirsty Comanche and other Indians, and which was overrun with deer, buffalo, and the wild mustang, and which was, at times, the gathering ground for the most noted desperadoes of the southwest.

This territory formed, with Coahuila, one of the States of Mexico, but the government was a government in name only, and the people of Texas felt that it was absolutely necessary that they withdraw from the Mexican Confederation, in order to protect themselves, their property, and their individual rights, for, with the scheming Mexicans on one side of them, and the murderous Indians on the other, nothing was safe from molestation... Continue reading book >>




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