The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 48, July 1944 - April, 1945 Page: 546
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546 Southwestern Historical Quarterly
I know nothing, nothing, for man is very despicable
and small; and-let us put an end to these reflections,
for they almost drive me mad. The revolution is about
to break forth and Texas is lost.
"Immortality! God! The Soul! What does all this
mean? Well, then, I believe in it all, but why does
man not have the right to put aside his misery and
his pains? Why should he be eternally chained to an
existence which is unpleasant to him? And this spirit
which inspires, which fills my mind with ideas-where
will it go ? Let us see, now; the spirit is uncomfortable,
it commands me to set it free, and it is necessary to
obey. Here is the end of human glory and the termina-
tion of ambition."7'
"En qu6 pararA Texas?, en lo que Dios quiera."
71Mier y Teran to Alamgn, San Antonio de Padilla, July 2, 1832, MS.,
in the archives of Hospital de Jesis, Archivo General de la Nacidn, Mexico,
Correspondencia dirigida 6 Don Lcas Alamdn, por Don Manuel de Mier
y Terdn, Gral en Jefe del Ejercito de Operaciones, y otros militares que
tomaron parte en el movimiento separatista de Texas. Aiios de 1830 6 1832,
Legajo 416, Papeles Sueltos.
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