The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 30, July 1926 - April, 1927 Page: 58
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Southwu estern Historical Quarterly
That the deserting Mexican Lieutenant did, in fact, guide the
Texans into Bexar, notwithstanding the reasons enumerated so
eloquently by Ehrenberg for not permitting him to do so, is suffi-
ciently attested by Ehrenberg himself in his account of the march
of Milam's columns to the assault :
The glances of our leader, the Mexican Lieutenant, hung con-
stantly on the Alamo, which we could see to our left as a black
colossus. Uneasily he peered through the darkness, as though he
feared that our purpose had been betrayed. At last he broke his
long silence, and said pointing toward the Alamo where several
rockets were just rising: "The way is clear; we are safe. Yonder
artistic, sparkling stars are calling part of the troops out of the
town to help the Alamo. Now, briskly ahead that we may reach
the town within ten minutes. Do you see yonder outposts at the
fire? Let them run away unnoticed. Our shooting would kill
a few, but would bring the whole garrison down on us. But after
them quickly so that we will get to the [plaza] at the same time
with them. The further ahead we get this morning the more
stone buildings will fall into our hands." We were within twenty
steps of the fire before the sentinels noticed us, and without utter-
ing a sound, they fled, some even without their muskets.
On February 9, 1836, "The Advisory Committee to the Execu-
tive appointed by the General Council to act in that capacity in
the absence of a quorum of said Council," suggested to "His Ex-
cellency, J. W. Robinson, acting Governor" :7
From information recently received that Juan N. Seguin, who
was appointed Captain in the Cavalry corps has not accepted his
appointment, the Advisory Committee would recommend to your
excellency that - , who so gallantly Piloted the brave army into
Bexar the morning of the 5th, December last should be appointed
to fill his place.
The "Acting Governor," as usual, followed the advice of the
committee, and when, a month later, the remnant of the Council
reported to the Convention at Washington its list of officers ap-
pointed to the regular army of Texas it named Jesus Cuellar, in-
stead of Juan N. Seguin, who had been in the original list of
appointments, as heading the roster of Captains of the Legion of
'Id., page 86.
'MS. Consultation Papers, Texas State Library.
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