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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
and Gonzales had already marched with four six pounders and
one howitzer. Marches detailed being 9 days to Goliad, 5 to
Gonzales and 14 to San Felipe.
Saturday, 12th. Day broke mild-became windy-but clear
and temperate. We consumed many fish. Sesma wrote from
El Salado, giving the details-Romero likewise. The troops were
reviewed in the afternoon in the Square.
Sunday, 13th. Day clear but windy. Heard mass in the
Square. Very warm in the afternoon. Thermometer 85. Nothing
Monday, 14th. Cloudy and windy, and warm.-Weather
cleared and the wind abated a little. The correspondence from
Mexico, Monterey and Matamoros was received, and a despatch
from Gen'l Urrea stating that he would be at Goliad the 14th,
that is to-day.-Orders to march were issued to the battalion
of Tres Villas.
Tuesday, 15th. Windy and warm. The battalion of Queretaro
was ordered to march to Goliad, with one 12 pounder and the
corresponding munition. To-morrow the two battalions of
Queretaro and Tres Villas will march. In the afternoon the
courrier was despatched to Gen'l Urrea. Accounts came from
Gonzales by a Mexican that the Americans, in number 500 fled
as soon as they heard of the taking of the Alamo and the ap-
proach of our troops, leaving their stores and many goods,
and throwing two cannon in the water, &c.&c. This was Sunday
in the afternoon. The same man said that the Convention had
met at Washington and declared the independence of Texas.
The battalions of Guerrero and Mexico were ordered to get
ready to march to Gonzales to-morrow with about 200 horses
selected from Dolores and Tampico. A courier extraordinary
arrived with accounts of the sickness of Gen'l Barragar [Bar-
ragan] and the election of Mr. Corro as President, ad interim by
27 votes. For Bravo 18 votes, and Parres 8. This election did not
please Gen'l Santa Anna; he preferred Gen'l Bravo. It is said that
Gen'l Michilena voted for Bravo.
Wednesday, 16th. Accounts were received from Gen'l Ra-
mirez-it was determined that Gen'l Tolsa should march with
two battalions to Goliad, and he started at 3 o'clock P. M. It
was also determined that I should join Sesma. Montoga left
with two batallions for Goliad, to reach there in seven days.
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