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The Black Bean Incident: "For the liberty of Texas, Ewen Cameron can look death in the face. Fuego!" Following the Meir Expedition, 181 Texians captured during the raid made a failed escape attempt and were initially all sentenced to death by Santa Anna. International pressure later forced him to reduce the order to every tenth prisoner, selected by drawing 17 black beans from a jar. Santa Anna also personally ordered the execution of Ewen Cameron for a total of 18 men extra-judicially…

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