The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 11, July 1907 - April, 1908 Page: 52
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Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
tomorrow morning I have ascertained the disposition of the offi-
cers and men of my division and believe it to be my duty to re-
port that a majority of them are opposed to the measure and are
unwilling to attempt it and I concur in opinion with them
Philip A. Sublettl
21 Nov 1835 Lt Col.
Camp above Bexar
To S F Austin 21st Novr 1835
Comr. in Chief
On receipt of your general order of this date announcing that
an attack on the fortifications would be made by storm to-morrow
morning-I have ascertained that2 the dispositions of the officers
and men of my division and believe it to be my duty to report
that a majority of them are opposed to the measure and are un-
willing to attempt it.
4Nov. 21, 1835. Col. Edward Burlison and Lieut. Col. Philip
Soublet who are the immediate commanders of the two, divisions
of the army, having in the above reports made known to me that a
majority of their respective divisions are opposed to storming
Bexar and are unwilling to attempt it, and having ascertained
from other sources that this majority is very large and that not
more than 100 men can be obtained to go into the measure, neces-
sity compels me to countermand the order for storming.
S. F. Austin
5The battery ordered to be erected within 300 yds of the
walls of the fortifications will be commenced this night, under
the command of Capt. Cheshire assisted by Dr. James Grant as
Nov. 21, 1835. S. F. Austin
2This word seems to have been inadvertently inserted.
3Burleson's autograph. The omission by Burleson of Sublett's closing
statement, the reports being otherwise identical, is significant.
4A. D. S.
5A. D. ,S.
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