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party of men for corn, cattle, and hogs, to the farms of
Seguin and Flores. It was determined to cut off the
water from the enemy on the side next to the old mill.
There was little firing from either side during the day.
The enemy worked hard all day to repair some entrenchments.
In the afternoon the President was ob.
served by the enemy and fired at. In the night a cou.
rier was despatched to Mexico, informing the Governor
of the taking of Bexar.
" 28th.-News was received that a reinforcement of
two hundred was coming to the enemy by the road
from La Bahia. The cannonading was continued.
"(29th.-In the afternoon the battalion of Allende
took post at the East of the Alamo. The President
reconnoitered. At midnight Gen. Sezma left the camp
with the cavalry of Dolores and the infantry of Allende,
to meet the enemy coming from La Bahia to the aid of
"March lst.-Early in the morning Gen. Sezma
wrote from the Mission de la Espadar, that there was
no enemy, or trace of any, to be discovered. The
cavalry and infantry returned to camp. At 12 o'clock
the President went out to reconnoitre the mill-site to the
northwest of the Alamo. Col. Ampudia was commissioned
to construct more trenches. In the afternoon
the enemy fired two twelve-pound shots at the house
of the President, one of which struck the house.
,, 2d.-Information was received that there was corn
at the farm of Seguin, and Lieut. Menchard, with a
party, was sent for it. The President discovered in the
afternoon a covered road within pistol shot of the Ala.
mo, and posted the battalion of Ximenes there.
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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/m1/98/: accessed May 29, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .