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often, to stave off actual starvation; and always to keep open his
lines of communication to the interior and to the Rio Grande.
Specifically, he needed money, soldiers, a gunsmith, a physician,
horses, food, clothing, paper, seed, arms, ammunition, medicine,
iron, and steel; and he had virtually none of these necessities.
With absolutely no means at his disposal, his only source of hope
was the active co-operation and support of the viceroy and the
commandant general which failed to materialize. Governor Mar-
tinez, no doubt, had limitations, but he never gave up; he con-
tinued his appeals for aid and persisted in his efforts to stabilize
the province until he was replaced in 1822 by Felix Trespalacios,
one of Augustin de Iturbide's generals.
The following translations were made from original manu-
script copies of the letters of Antonio Martinez in the Nacogdoches
Archives in the Texas State Library. The inclusive dates of this
file of 904 letters are May 30o, 1817, to July 23, 182o. The first
thirty-one letters were translated by Mattie Austin Hatcher and
appeared in volume XXXIX (1935-1936) of the Southwestern
No. 32 Bexar, July 13, 1817
Recommending that the company of militia, mobilized by order of
August i2, 1816, be disbanded so that the local citizens might devote
themselves to agriculture; requesting reinforcements for the veteran
troops of the capital
No. 33, 34, 35 Bexar, July 13, 1817; No. 36 Bexar, July 14, 1817
Transmitting military reports
No. 37 Bexar, July 14, 1817
Reporting that the movements of pirate bands in port of Matagorda
are under constant observation
No. 38 B6xar, July 15, 1817
Forwarding report of commandant of Bahia del Espiritu Santo which
recommends the retirement of Corporal Estevan Frayoso
No. 39 Bexar, July 15, 1817
Forwarding accounts of the company of Bahia del Espiritu Santo
and a statement of the officers' reserve fund of the said company
No. 40 Bexar, July 15, 1817
Reporting that Lipan Indians killed and robbed two soldiers carry-
ing the mail from Bexar to La Bahia and that his small garrison is
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