The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 11, July 1907 - April, 1908 Page: 40
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40 Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
Head Quarters-before Bexar
Nov. 14, 1835.
1I have the satisfaction to inform you that since my last some
important advantages have been gained over the enemy. Cap
Travis has taken 300 head of horses that were sent out of Bexar
to Laredo. They are poor horses and were taken about 40 miles
The enemy is closely shut up in Bexar and more and more dis-
couraged every day. All we need is perseverance and reinforce-
ments- to keep up the army. I exhort the convention to hurry on
reinforcements with all possible despatch, and the campaign will
There is very little prospect that the enemy will get any aid
from the interior.
S. F. Austin.
To the Consultation
20n the 12th instant Col. Edward Burlison who commands the
Camp at the mill station above Bexar, came to head quarters at
the Mission of Concepcion below Bexar, accompanied by W. H.
Wharton Esqr. who represented to the Commander in Chief that
they had been sent down by the upper division for the express pur-
pose of requesting in the name and on behalf of the officers and
men of that division, that the two divisions of the army should
be united at the same place, either above or below, and that if this
was not done, the dissatisfaction would be so great, that a large
number, even whole companies would leave and go home as they
did not consider the force sufficient to be divided or to invest Bexar
In consequence of this representation from the upper division,
and after consulting with the principal officers of the lower division
the commander in chief ordered that the two divisions unite above
Bexar, as that is the most elligible point to procure supplies and
harrass the enemy, and the provisions be moved up tomorrow and
1A. L. S.
'Written by Austin. Both the signatures at the end are apparently
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