Evacuation of Texas : translation of the Representation addressed to the supreme government / by Vicente Filisola, in defence of his honor, and explanation of his operations as commander-in-chief of the army against Texas. Page: 13 of 72
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the regular militia from Queretaro, and 1st battalion of Mexico,
all the pieces of artillery which existed in the general quarters
and that had been brought from Mexico, and the thirty-two wagons,
belonging to Joseph Lembardero and that in consequence the forces of the real colonists
or inhabitants of Texas remained still untouched.
None of the measures adopted up to this time had accorded
with my views, and on various occasions I had endeavored to
insinuate my opinion to his Excellency on the subject, but,without
effect, for he would not listen to anything that was not consonant
to his own ideas; and these appeared to me of the most
dangerous tendency. As his Excellency had, or appeared to
have a great regard for what Col. Almonte represented to him,
I went in search of this person, requested him to take me to his
quarters, and there to have the goodness to show me the map of
Texas, as he did; upon this, I made him as many observations
as occurred to me in dissapproval of his Excellency's conduct up
to that time, and I most earnestly entreated him to make it thus
known to him, and to receive that manifestation as a formal protest
in discharge of my responsibility to the country for every
reverse, emanating from these measures, that should befall us in
our military operations; because my opinion was, that after
leaving garrisons in Bexar, Goliad and Copano, we should march
in a body until we had beaten the main body of the enemy,
forcing them to leave the country, or to confine themselves to
the island of Galveston; without leaving on this account unprotected
the passes of the rivers which should remain in our ear.
This step, supported by a very judicious and proper manifestation
made by'general Sesma from the right bank of the river Colorado,
dated the 15th, resulted in his ordering the cavalry, pickets,
deposits, in his also ordering by an express, general
Gaona on the 25th, that after passing jheColorado at the town
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Filísola, Vicente. Evacuation of Texas : translation of the Representation addressed to the supreme government / by Vicente Filisola, in defence of his honor, and explanation of his operations as commander-in-chief of the army against Texas., book, 1837; Columbia, [Tex.]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6110/m1/13/: accessed May 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .