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Growth of War Spirit in the West

"Old Sam's men" being accused of sponsoring the censure of Lamar, the idol of the west. For all practical purposes the main objective in the Joint Resolution for the recall of the navy and in the efforts to impeach Lamar and others was accomplished on December 13 by the inauguration of Houston as President. Lamar, by the completion of his term of office, was no longer President; and the new President was in a position to recall the navy by executive order. Consequently, on December 15 the Preamble and Joint Resolution were rejected by the House by a vote of 18 to 20. Two days later (December 17) the House voted down the impeachment charges against Lamar, Burnet, and Chalmers, by a vote of 13 to 25. In only one instance (George T. Wood of Liberty County) did a negative vote for the recall of the navy become a vote in favor of impeachment; whereas, six individuals who favored recall of the navy cast their ballot against impeachment.[35]  All


35. The vote was as follows on these two important issues:
County Recall of Navy  Impeachment
  Yea Nay Yea Nay
Austin
Bastrop
Béxar
Bowie
Brazoria
Colorado
Fannin
Fayette
Fort Bend
Galveston
Goliad
Gonzales
Harris
Harrison & Panola
Houston
Jackson
Jasper
Jefferson
Lamar
Liberty
Matagorda
Montgomery
Nacogdoches
Navasota
Red River
Refugio
Robertson
Sabine
San Augustine
Shelby
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AFTER SAN JACINTO: The Texas-Mexican Frontier, 1836-1841
Joseph Milton Nance, 1963