The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 4, July 1900 - April, 1901 Page: 72
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between Houston land Santa Anna (the latter a captive), and
assented to by Filisola, who was still in the fie] d. Under that agree-
ment Filisola was permitted to retreat unmolested from Texas, 'with
the remains of Santa Anna's forces, and, by the same 'terms, the
commissioners were to receive and conduct back to Texas all pris-
oners of war then in Matamoros, as well a,s -all escaped slaves who
could be found there. The readiness of both sides after the battle
,of San Jacinto to hold hands off was more excusable on the part of
Mexico 'than of Texas. The latter got lazily rid ,of an enemy she
might have destroyed, while the hormner profited by 'the immunity,
and dodged the 'terms 'left for later fulfillment. It was a new
instance of the man who was left to, hold the bag.
Filisola was relieved of his, 'command and ordered to the City of
Mexico so ,soon as he had got 'through the most arduous portion of
his retreat, and went to the metropolis without passing 'through
M'at'amoros, while Urrea, nlreilady there, succeeded to, the command
of the defeated forces. It was 'not yet ,officially known what recep-
tion the Mexican government had; given to Filisola's report of 'the
truce; but no one living in Mexico had any doubt as t'o what it
would prove to be. That government did not openly repudiate the
armistice till the benefit t'o their side was accomplished, and the rest
Karnes ,and 'Teal were officers in the service of 'Texas, who had
figured in the late campaign, the former as a captain of volunteer
cavalry and a most 'efficient scout, and the latter as a captain of
regular infantry. 'They were accompanied by ;their orderlies, two
soldiers of Teal's company, and an interpreter, a Frenoh resident
'of Texas, named Victor Loup6. Their flag of truce 'and passport
from General Filisola brought them safe into Matamoros, -and they
repaired to Proctor's Hotel, where many lof the American residents,
as well as ,a number of Mexican officers boarded.
To see for the first time in M'atamo'ros, in the midst 'of 'those they
had fought against, two San Jacinto officers with shoulder straps 'of
rebel rank, and two soldiers from the same field in rather ungainly
uniforms, was a cause of no little sensation. The foreign residents
greeted the phenomena 'with great cordiality. I was at the hotel
when they arrived, and happened to be one 'of 'the first 'to salute
them; but I threw no immediate damper 'on the hopes lof what I
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