The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 61, July 1957 - April, 1958 Page: 304
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Commandant General Joaquin de Arredondo fled before the ad-
vance of the liberal army in northern Mexico in early August of 1821.
He took refuge in a convent in San Luis Potosi, and on December 28
he set sail for Havana from the small seaport of Altamira in the
Schooner Rosita. He was succeeded on August 14, 1821, by Colonel
Gaspar Antonio L6pez.
Governor Martinez took the oath of independence in 182o and
remained in office until April 11, 1822, when he resigned because
of ill health. He soon left for Mexico City and arrived there on
December 30 of that same year.
While serving as governor of Texas, Martinez had been promoted
to the rank of colonel. After his arrival in Mexico City he was
made a general and placed in command of the Officers Recruiting
Station. He died on November 19, 1823, and was buried in the
parish of San Felipe y Santiago de Azcopotzalco in the Federal
Two years of correspondence, from July, 182o, to July, 1822, are
missing in the file of letters from Antonio Martinez to the com-
mandant general of the Eastern Provinces. The 904 recorded copies
in this file are addressed to Joaquin de Arredondo. The letter book
does not include Martinez' last year of correspondence with Arre-
dondo or his one year of correspondence with Gaspar L6pez. The
178 letters from Antonio Martinez to the Viceroy in the Texas
State Archives cover the period from May 31, 1817, to July 28, 1819.
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 61, July 1957 - April, 1958, periodical, 1958; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101164/m1/362/: accessed April 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.