The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 5, July 1901 - April, 1902 Page: 94
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spoke in Spanish, but I could not understand him.1 He was dressed
like a common soldier with dingy looking white uniform. Under
the uniform he had on a fine shirt.2 As we went back to camp the
prisoner rode behind Robinson a while and then rode behind Sylves-
ter.3 I was the youngest and smallest of the party, and I would not
1"I was the only one of the party that spoke the Mexican language.
* * * I asked if he was an officer. No, he said he belonged to the
"He advanced to Sylvester, and shook hands with him, * * ". He
[Santa Anna] inquired for General Houston; they said he was in camp.
They then ask him who he was. He said he was a private soldier."-
"As none of them understood Spanish, they could not talk to him.
* * * ." And on page 57, Labadie says, "Whilst I was * "* dress-
ing the wounds of the prisoners * * *, Mr. Sylvester * * * rode
up * * * conducting a prisoner. * * IIe desired me to interpret
for his prisoner * * * ."--Labadie.
"On account of my change of apparel, they did not recognize me, and
inquired whether I had seen Santa Anna."-Santa Anna.
"'Seeing the fine studs on the bosom of his shirt, they pointed toward
them. He then said he was an aide to Santa Anna * * * H. He was
dressed as a common soldier, and had no arms."-Yoakum.
"He had on a glazed leather cap, a striped jacket (volunteer round-
about), country made, coarse cotton socks, soldier's coarse white linen
pants, * * * . His fine linen bosom shirt, and sharp-pointed shoes
were all that did not correspond with a common soldier's dress."-Labadie.
"I found, in a house which had been abandoned, some articles of cloth-
ing, which enabled me to change my apparel."-Santa Anna.
"Santa Anna "asked me how far it was to camp. I told him eight or
nine miles. He said he could not walk so far. The young man then
wanted to kill him, * * ' . He then said he would try and walk
* * some two or three miles. Santa Anna then stopped, and appeal-
ing to me, said if we wanted to kill him, to do so, but he could not walk
any farther. I then took him up behind me, and carried him to camp,
some five or six miles further. * * * We entered into a general con-
versation. * " * This brought us to camp. * * * ."-Robinson.
"As he complained of not being able to walk, he was placed on one of
their horses, and conducted to the camp by some of the party, Sylvester
going in another direction."-Yoakum.
"One of them gave him his horse to allow him to rest, while the other
two rode by his side, till they got within half a mile of the camp, when
he was made to dismount; the one who had walked on foot now resuming
his saddle, proceeded alone with the prisoner to the camp, the other two
returning to scout through the prairie."-Labadie. As will be seen by
reference to note 1 above, Mr. Labadie says this one was Sylvester.
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