Constitutional Advocate and Brazoria Advertiser

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: December 1, 1994

The Constitutional Advocate and Brazoria Advertiser was published as a weekly at Brazoria from about August 1832 to the last of July 1833 by Daniel W. Anthony. The paper's motto was from Horace's Odes, "Incedimus per ignes, suppositos cineri doloso" ("We walk through fires hidden beneath deceptive ashes"). When Stephen F. Austin protested that the paper was anti-Mexican, Anthony wrote him explaining why the paper had carried an account of the acts of the central committee established in October 1832 and emphasizing the need of a consistent policy. The paper gave notice of the Convention of 1833 and of the outbreak of a cholera epidemic. It probably ended when Anthony died of cholera in the summer of 1833. The paper may also have been called the Constitutional Advocate and Texas Public Advertiser. Its name reflected the sentiment of the period in favor of a Texas government and constitution separate from that of Coahuila (see COAHUILA AND TEXAS).

Eugene C. Barker, ed., The Austin Papers (3 vols., Washington: GPO, 1924–28). Eugene C. Barker, "Notes on Early Texas Newspapers," Southwestern Historical Quarterly 21 (October 1917). James A. Creighton, A Narrative History of Brazoria County (Angleton, Texas: Brazoria County Historical Commission, 1975). Marker Files, Texas Historical Commission, Austin. WPA Historical Records Survey Program, Texas Newspapers (Houston: San Jacinto Museum of History Association, 1941).


  • Journalism
  • Newspapers

Time Periods:

  • Mexican Texas

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December 1, 1994

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