The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 48, July 1944 - April, 1945 Page: 22
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the eastern bank of the Rio de las Nueces near the bay of that
name. It formed the extreme right of the base of Santa Anna's
 "After a long conference, &c." Here is a remarkable
disclosure. Cos who had been released by the Texians on
parole, is the first to advise an assault upon the handful of
brave men in the Alamo. Almonte also is for immediate assault.
This disclosure ought to decide the question of life and death
as affecting Gen. Cos. He has justly forfeited his life according
to the rules of war.
The next portion will contain a brief and energetic description
of the assault on the Alamo itself.
[The New York Herald, June 27, 1836]
ALMONTE'S JOURNAL-NO. 4
In the annexed portion there are several important par-
ticulars, both political and military.
The assault of the Alamo is very briefly given. It will be
observed that Almonte's account differs very essentially from
what we received at the time through the Texas Papers.
Another point is the account of the news from Mexico of the
election of M. Corro as President ad interim, instead of General
Bravo, who was the candidate of Santa Anna. This singular
fact shews that during Santa Anna's absence, his political op-
ponents had gained a majority of votes in the Senate of Mexico.
Here is the germ of the revolution which we expect to hear
of every day from Vera Cruz. A New-Orleans paper, in the
Mexican interest, stated very recently that Gen. Bravo was
assembling an army of 10,000 men to recapture Texas. We
doubt very much the accuracy of such statements, and wait
with impatience to hear of the events which must follow Santa
Anna's discomfiture at San Jacinto.
Saturday, March 5th.-The day commenced very moderate-
thermometer 500-weather clear. A brisk fire was commenced
from our north battery against the enemy, which was not
answered, except now and then. At mid-day the thermometer
rose to 68.-The President determined to make the assault;
and it was agreed that the four columns of attack were to be
commanded by Generals Cos, Duque, Romero, and Morales, and
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