The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 48, July 1944 - April, 1945 Page: 15
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The Private Journal of Juan Nepomuceno Almonte 15
Under the date of the 7th, we have left a gap in the Journal.
This is done on purpose. In the original, the names are given
at full length, to whom Almonte Wrote. They are persons now
residing in New York and Philadelphia, some of them of great
respectability. During their sejour in this country, we do not
wish to endanger their peace. The intelligence and views which
Almonte communicated to them, is also known to persons here.
It has a close and intimate connection with various movements
of various men and prints both in New York and Philadelphia.
Robt. Walsh, the editor of the National Gazette-Charles King,
of the New York American-and several other persons have
been conspicuous for their sympathy with the enemies of
American liberty in Texas. We could a tale unfold, connected
with these personages and the Mexican intriguants here-
but we stop a little while, and give them time to repent. The
day will soon be here, when we may feel it our duty to fill up
the blank from the original manuscript, which out of generosity
and kindness, feelings, very probably, which they cannot ap-
preciate, is for the present suppressed.
Another remarkable fact is known. In Almonte's correspond-
ence with persons in New York and Philadelphia, it is certain,
that some persons who have been speculating in Texas Land
Companies, have been trying to keep on the kindly side of
both the chiefs of the Mexican, and those of the Texian armies.
They had made arrangements of such a nature, that whatever
might be the issue of the contest, they should, like cats, fall
on their feet. The same people have been, and are on the fence.
Has any person in New York or Philadelphia been advancing
funds on the Mexican interest? Have such persons refused
to aid the Texians? These questions will be solved in proper time.
This portion of the journal brings down the Mexican army
to the eastern bank of the Rio Frio, only a short distance from
San Antonio. It begins at Soltillo [Saltillo] or Leona Vicario, in
the State of New Leon. The descriptions of the scenery are brief,
pithy, and correspond exactly with the accounts we have re-
ceived personally from travellers. The next portion of the
journal will bring us down to the assault of the Alamo.
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