TEXAS STATE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION.
Vol. V. JULY, 1901. No. 1.
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contributors to the Quarterly.
THE ESCAPE OF ROSE FROM THE ALAMO.'
W. P. ZUBER.
I wish to say something in self-defense and for the truth of his-
tory, concerning my published account of the escape of a man
whose name was Rose from the Alamo, March 3, 1836. The occa-
sion of what I have to say is that I have been reliably informed
that my account of that escape has been contradicted. I have not
seen any published contradiction of it by any reliable authority,
neither do I know of any reliable person who has publicly contra-
dicted it; yet I am led to believe that such contradictions, though
unreliable, have made an impression upon the minds of some well
meaning persons. Therefore I feel called upon to present the case
"Read at the annual reunion of the Texas Veterans and the Daughters of
the Republic at Austin, April 22, 1901.
Among the details of the defense of the Alamo, as it is frequently de-
scribed, is a speech by Travis in which he tells his companions how desper-
ate their case is, andjat the conclusion of which he draws a line on the
ground wth his sword, and asks all who are willing to stay and die with
him to cross it and stand beside him. The authority for this is the story
told by Rose to the parents of Captain Zuber, repeated by them to himself,
and first published by him in The Texas Almanac for 1873.-EDITOR QUAR-
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