The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 60, July 1956 - April, 1957 Page: 80
Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Calkwdar of the Letters of Aitomio )iartirez,
Last Spauish foverlor of rexas, 1817-1822
Translated and edited by VI RGINIA H. TAYLOR
[The following calendar is a continuation of the letters of Antonio
Martinez, last Spanish governor of Texas, 1817-1822, the first sections
of which appeared in the January and April, 1956, numbers of the
No. 223 B6xar, April 2, 1818
Transmitting recommendations for the vacant position of ser-
geant in the presidial company of B6xar
No. 224 B6xar, April 2, 1818
Transmitting recommendations for the appointment of a sergeant
to fill the vacancy in the company of B6xar
No. 225 B6xar, April 3, 1818
Transmitting military reports
No. 226 B6xar, April 5, 1818
Reporting, in answer to the commandant general's expressed dis-
approval, that his [the governor's] conduct toward the assistant in-
spector, Don Manuel Pardo, has been above reproach, that the assist-
ant inspector has created dissension among the citizens, undermined
the discipline of the troops, and usurped the governor's authority;
stating that all the orders from the commanding general have been
executed properly, and if the governor's representations have been
displeasing, it must be ascribed to the critical circumstances rather
than to any injustice on the part of the commandant general
No. 227 B6xar, April 5, 1818
Stating that he had considered the reduction of the forces necessary
in spite of attendant difficulties, but since that measure had not
coincided with the commandant general's plans he reinstated those
men who had been dropped from the rolls; regretting the obvious
damage that would result since the farmers had already began to
work on their fields with the additional help of these men, and
warning that the ensuing lack of laborers would intensify the pre-
vailing state of poverty and create a period of deterioration; stating
that since the cost of lights in the barracks is charged to a non-existent
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