The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 42, July 1938 - April, 1939 Page: 26
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
those that through debauchery or neglect should fail to assist in
everything that may contribute to the cause of liberty and inde-
Given in the town of Nacogdoches, on the 28th day of April.
JACINTo NUNEZ DE MonA, President,
MANUEL BUSTAMANTE, Secretary.
On the 20th of the current month, there arrived at this Post
coming from that of Natchitoches Mr. William Shaler, with a
commission from the government of the United States of North
America accredited to the constituted authorities of Mexico. We
are ignorant of the object of his commission; but we welcome this
occasion that gives us a chance to know a person of such great
worth; there have arrived along with him, various persons of
distinguished character; some of them with the only object of ac-
companying him, and others with that of joining our army; among
the latter may be found the son of the famous general Wilkinson
who at once has been attached to the general staff of general
Toledo and has been announced as his aide-de-camp.
At four o'clock of the afternoon on this day general J. A. de
Toledo, accompanied by all his general staff, conducted a general
review of all the new cavalry detachments, formed at this post,
and after it was finished he made them execute different move-
ments. Following these the general addressed them and told
them . . . that being on the eve of setting out with them to
join the republican army of Northern Mexico, where they were
going to be the target of those troops as generally happened to
all new bodies of troops that are attached to others whose valor
and reputation is already known, he pointed out to them that
their conduct in their first engagement necessarily must corre-
spond to the high opinion which they so justly deserved; and that
his honor and reputation was depending upon that, those very
detachments should be filled that same day, there was no greater
longing in his heart, than the one that the Commander-in-chief
should grant him the privilege to have them as his companions
at arms in the first battle, that is to say, in the first victory. . ..
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