The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 17, July 1913 - April, 1914 Page: 52
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The Southwestern Historical Quarterly
which stood on the opposite shore of the bay, to that on which
the battle was fought. Thus was the proud humbled.
General Cos, about the time of the siege of San Antonio de
Bexar, offered a reward for the capture of one, Smith, called Deaf
Smith, a famous spy, a very adventurous, daring man, and who
had been of great service to the Texans. After the battle of San
Jacinto, Cos was overtaken in his flight, near the Brazos, by the
same Smith, who rode up and told him that he had brought
Smith's head, for which he (Cos) had offered a reward, and that
lie (Smith) now claimed the reward. But, instead of handing
over the money, he dismounted and fell upon his knees, begging
for his life. He probably thought, at the moment, that his own
head was not worth a picayune. He, too, was brought back a
prisoner to the camp of General Houston, to join the equally un-
fortunate and humbled Santa Anna.
A singular infatuation seems to have possessed Santa Anna, at
the time of the commencement of the battle of San Jacinto, on
the 21st of March [April] 1836. It was soon after dinner. He
had lain down to take his Siesta. An officer observed that Hous-
ton's 700 were in motion, urged the necessity of watching their
motions. Santa Anna told him there was no danger and not to
disturb him. The officer insisted that there was danger, for he
saw the Texans advancing. Santa Anna ridiculed the idea, tell-
ing him that he had not forgotten the affair of San Antonio. But
before they knew what they were about, the Texans came rushing
upon them with the battle cry, "Remember the Alamo!" The
The Mexicans had no time to form. A panic siezed them and
ten thousand [?] were vanquished by the 700. Santa Anna had
only time to mount his horse and take to flight, leaving his poor
soldiers to fall into the hands of the infuriated Texans, on the
beautiful plain, while many rushed into the bay and sank into
the mire. Verily there is k God that ruleth among the nations!
O that men would acknowledge and fear him. . . .
Sabbath, July 1st, 1838. Preached three times in the Capitol
today: First, from Mark 2:27, on the Sabbath; second, at 5
p. m., on Ps. 23rd; at 8 p. m., on Hebrews 2:3, miracles prove
the Bible true. During the sermon, was interrupted by a drunken
man coming Into the hall. He was soon taken out but continued
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 17, July 1913 - April, 1914, periodical, 1914; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101061/m1/56/: accessed July 27, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.