The Texas Almanac for 1861 Page: 54
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54 TEXAS ALMANAC:
performed important service; and I can not conclude without expressing my thanks
to the reserve under your command for such assistance as could be afforded me
during our most critical movements.
The period put to our present war by the fall of San Antonio de Bexar will, I
trust, be attended with all the happy results to Texas which her warmest friends
I have the honor to subscribe myself your most obedient servant,
F. W. JOHNSTON, Col. Com'g.
A true copy from the original.
WILLIAM T. AUsTIN, Aid-de-Camp.
CAPITULATION ENTERED INTO BY GENERAL MARTIN FERFECTO DE COS, OF THE PER-
MANENT TROOPS, AND GENERAL EDWARD BURLESON, OF THE COLONIAL TROOPS OF
Being desirous of preventing the further effusion of blood and the ravages of
civil war, have agreed on the following stipulations:
1st. That General Cos and his officers retire with their arms and private property
into the interior of the republic under parole of honor; and that they will not in
any way oppose the re6stablishment of the federal constitution of 1824.
2d. That the one hundred infantry lately arrived with the convicts, the remnant
of the battalion of Morelos, and the cavalry, retire with the General, taking their
arms, and ten rounds of cartridges for their muskets.
3d. That the General take the convicts brought in by Colonel Ugartechea beyond
the Rio Grande.
4th. That it is discretionary with the troops to follow their General, remain, or go
to such point as they may deem proper; but in case they should all or any of them
separate, they are to have their arms, etc.
5th. That all the public property, money, arms, and munitions of war, be inven-
toried and delivered to General -Burleson.
6th. That all private property be restored to its proper owners.
7th. That three officers of each army be appointed to make out the inventory and
see that the terms of capitulation be carried into effect.
8th. That three officers on the part of General Cos remain for the purpose of
delivering over the said property, stores, etc.
9th. That General Cos with his force, for the present, occupy the Alamo, and
General Burleson with his force occupy the town of Bexar, and that the soldiers of
neither party pass to the other, armed.
10th. General Cos shall, within six days from the date hereof, remove his force
from the garrison he now occupies.
lth. In addition to the arms before mentioned, General Cos shall be permitted to
take with his force a 4-pounder and ten rounds of powder and ball.
12th. The officers appointed to make the inventory and delivery of the stores,
etc., shall enter upon the duties to which they have been appointed forthwith.
13th. The citizens shall be protected in their persons and property.
14th. General Burleson will furnish General Cos with such provisions as can be
obtained, necessary for his troops to the Rio Grande, at the ordinary price of the
15th. The sick and wounded of General Cos's army, together with a surgeon and
attendants, are permitted to remain.
16th. No person, either citizen or soldier, to be molested on account of his politi-
cal opinions hitherto expressed.
17th. That duplicates of this capitulation be made out in Castilian and English,
and signed by the commissioners appointed, and ratified by the commanders of both
18th. The prisoners of both armies, up to this day, shall be put at liberty.
The commissioners, Jose Juan Sanchez, Adjutant-Inspector; Don Ramon Musquiz,
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