The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 11, July 1907 - April, 1908 Page: 50
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Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
also very much discouraged and begin to consider the contest as
hopeless, cut off as they are from resources with a wilderness in
the rear, which has been burnt nearly all the way to rio Grande
on all the roads. Bexar must fall in a short time for want of
resources without loss on our part and I think it could be Stormed
successfully, tho at very considerable risk of loosing men.
My health which has been very bad from severe dysentery since
the army left the Cibolo, has improved within the last few days
The army has done all that could have been done under the
circumstances, and without materials, and organization, which
latter is purely voluntary. It deserves great credit for its sufer-
ings and perseverance. I have every confidence that a short time
will end this campaign.
S. F. Austin
Head Quarters above Bexar Nov. 18, 1835
3 O'clock P. M.
1Since writing my communication of this date (12 o'clock) I
recd. those of the convention informing the army of the pro-
visional organization of an executive authority and council--and
of my appointment to the U. S. as a commissioner, and request-
ing my personal services at San Felipe without delay. As I have
just recd. this intelligence, I can only say that I am ready at all
times to serve Texas in any station where it is considered I can be
usefull. Some prudence will be necessary to keep this army to-
gether should I leave at once. I therefore cannot at this time
say when I can be in San Felipe, but will give you the earliest
possible information on this subject.
God Liberty and federation
S. F. Austin
To the provisional executive
Govt of Texas
1A. L. S.
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