History of the revolution in Texas, particularly of the war of 1835 & '36; together with the latest geographical, topographical, and statistical accounts of the country, from the most authentic sources. Also, an appendix. By the Rev. C. Newell. Page: 83 of 227
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REVOLUTION IN TEXAS.
and the buildings upon the side of it in the direction of
the approach of the Texans, were remote from those in
the rear, and filled with soldiers, who, from loop-holes
cut in the walls, could pour a most deadly fire on their
assailants. But great as was the danger, there were
not wanting daring spirits full willing to encounter it
-to brave the muzzles of the enemy's guns, in order
to attain their object. Accordingly, on the night of
the 9th, when a flying cloud obscured the full orbed
moon, they rushed in the direction of the square,
reached the point of attack unperceived, broke into the
fortified buildings, drove the enemy out, took possession
of their guns without the loss of a man, fired upon them
in the public square, and drove them from thence across
the river into the Alamo.
The conflict had continued four days, during all
which time there had been waving from the Alamo, in
proud defiance, the national, and also a black and red
flag, in vain token of " no quarter"; yet, on the morning
of the 9th, a white flag appeared, and conditions of cap.
itulation were submitted to the Texans! For these it
was stipulated that Gen. Cos and his officers, with their
arms and private property, should retire into the interior
of the Republic, on parole of honor that they would
not in any way oppose the re.establishment of the Fed.
eral Constitution; that they should take with them all
the Mexican convicts, cavalry, and a part of the infan.
try, the remaining troops being at liberty to depart or
not, as they pleased; and that all public property, mo.
ney, and munitions of war, should be delivered over to
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Newell, Chester. History of the revolution in Texas, particularly of the war of 1835 & '36; together with the latest geographical, topographical, and statistical accounts of the country, from the most authentic sources. Also, an appendix. By the Rev. C. Newell., book, 1838; New York. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6109/m1/83/: accessed November 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .