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Road to Rebellion

The Fredonian Rebellion began on December 16, 1826, when Benjamin Edwards and some thirty followers, angered by controversy between Mexican authorities and the empresario Haden Edwards, rode into Nacogdoches under a flag inscribed “Independence, Liberty, and Justice” and declared the Republic of Fredonia.

B. W. Edwards and H. B. Mayo to the people of Pecan Point, Nacogdoches
Title: B. W. Edwards and H. B. Mayo to the people of Pecan Point, Nacogdoches
Author: Benjamin W. Edwards
Date: December 25, 1826
Collection: Austin Papers
B. W. Edwards and H. B. Mayo to the people of Pecan Point, Nacogdoches
B. W. Edwards and H. B. Mayo write to the inhabitants of Pecan Point and declare their colony’s independence from Mexico.
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