The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 11, July 1907 - April, 1908 Page: 14
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14 Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
Division del Ejercito Federal de Tejas
1Deseando evitar los funestas consequencias de la guerra Civil
que desgraciadamte amenaza a Texas, deseo enviar a V. S. un
oficial con una bandera pa. 1]evar una comunicacion a v. s. que
espero resultara en el reestablacemiento de la paz y la confianza
en Texas. De consiguiente espero que se servira vs. decirme se
recebiria el dicho oficial en el caracter indicado, con los corespon-
dientes guarantias para su escolta de seis o ocho hombres. Llevara
una bandera blanca para que sean conocidos y la misma bandera
sera respetada de parte de las tropas de mi mando.
Dios Federacion y Libertad. Civolo 17, de Octubre, 1835.
S F Austin
Martin Perfecto De Cos
Civolo 17, de Octubre 1835
2Sor Grl D Martin Perfecto de Cos,
Acabo de recebir en este punto la carta de V. fecha en Goliad
el 5 del Corriente.
Texas Division of the Federal Army.
Desiring to avoid the sad consequences of the civil war which unfortu-
nately threatens Texas, I wish to send your excellency an officer with a
flag [of truce] in 'order to open a negotiation with you which I hope will
result in the re-establishment of peace and confidence in Texas. Conse-
quently I hope your excellency will be pleased to tell me that the said offi-
cer will be received in the capacity indicated, with corresponding guaran-
tees for his escort ,of six or eight men. He will carry a white flag in order
that they may be recognized, and the same flag will be respected by the
troops of my command.
God, Federation, and Liberty. Cibolo, October 17, 1835.
S. F. Austin.
Martin Perfecto de Cos.
Civolo, October 17, 1835.
Sr. Gen. D. Martin Perfecto de ,Cos:
I have just this moment received your letter dated Goliad, the 5th inst.
By the despatch which goes with this I have indicated to you that I
desire to send an officer with a flag [of truce], in order to open com-
munication with you concerning the unfortunate discords which exist in
Texas. I can not doubt that thus will be opened the way for the satis-
factory adjustment of all the affairs of Texas. This is my desire, and I
will contribute to the attainment of so important an object to the extent
that my luty will permit. Hoping that you will answer me tomorrow, I
Your obedient servant,
S. F. Austin.
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