Lt. Francisco de Castañeda and 100 Mexican dragoons leave San Antonio to retrieve a cannon from Gonzales. The cannon had been given to the settlers in 1831 for protection from the Indians. The citizens refuse to give up the cannon and Castaneda, outmanned and outgunned, withdraws to San Antonio.
August Siemering and H. Pollmar begin publishing the San Antonio Express (right) as a weekly with a subscription price of $6 a year. It’s printed on the press of Siemering’s other paper, the German-language Freie Presse für Texas, in offices at 138 E. Commerce St. The paper is tabloid-size with five-column pages and advertising on the front. The first editor is Judge William E. “Fiery” Jones.
The San Antonio City Council was admonished by newspapers in other Texas cities for failing to maintain the Alamo.