The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 13, July 1909 - April, 1910 Page: 324
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Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
portunities of witnessing the complete and perfect dominion of the
military over the civil authorities. On our arrival at the City of
Mexico we were first paraded for a quarter of an hour ragged and
dirty, in front of the Palace-then escorted into it and finally sent
to prison. We were however released soon after and took lodgings
at the same house at which Genl. Thompson boarded-to whom we
were indebted for our liberty entirely-it having been granted as
a personal favor to him. Mr. Maverick and myself were ac-
quainted with him in the U. S.
We remained three days in the City at perfect liberty-endeav-
oring to see everything to be seen in that remarkable place, in that
short time. Our passage to Vera Cruz and thence to Pensacola
etc it is unnecessary to speak of in a sketch like this.
I should have been glad had the opportunity been such as to
permit the attempt, to have given you such information as I ob-
tained in relation the affairs of Mexico-Her Government-her
military organization-the church-the peon or slave system-the
probable plans of Santa Anna-their views in relation to Texas;
the causes of the continuance of the war-the causes of the treat-
ment we received etc etc but it is useless to make the 'attempt
here. Many incidents and details of our journey would be inter-
The prisoners taken at San Antonio consisted of the Judge of
the District-the District attorney, clerk-all the members of the
bar except one-together with citizens of Bexar and the adjacent
counties. The names have all been published several times.
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