The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 43, July 1939 - April, 1940 Page: 259
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Letters and Documents
order to return to my duty when it is required, and would to God
that it be not so fruitless as up to now. The suspension of posts
by my order has served to permit a rest, and you should suspend
your communications and stop with me until I advise you, which
will be when I have left this city, for I have orders from the
government to establish myself in any other town of the District.
The Americans are considering leaving for Monterrey through
the towns, and I believe that they will do so shortly. Besides
the army that was here, they have close to two thousand volun-
teers which have arrived, and these people (trash) are really
brave insofar as disorder is concerned. The chiefs and officers
take pains to avert them, and still they occur, because they have
not come as volunteers for nothing. There is no one here who wishes
me to leave, but I have to comply with the orders I have and it
is necessary to do so. The steamers have commenced to arrive
and we have cheap goods, such as domestic (unbleached cotton)
at a real the yard, and this helps, for since our conquerors arrived
there is no custom house, no stamped paper nor prohibited sales,
and everything goes as they desire to deceive us. May Provi-
dence save us, as our arms have not been able to! I shall take
my departure for San Fernando, although as yet I am not com-
pletely determined, and be it for that town or any other, I shall
advise you. Your friend, who kisses your hand. JEsus CARDENAS.
-How I suffer through the presence of these vandals, and if I
hasten my departure, it is because of this.
Copy of the original, which I certify in Mier, June 4, 1846.
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