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: 2 of 72

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PREFACE.THl
translator, in publishing the folloring expose
of general Filisola, in the English language, has -ad in
view no other object than the satisfaction he thought it
would give his fellow-citizens of Texas, and th friends
of freedom throughout the world, to see an acknawledgment,
by their own commander-in-chief, of the inefficiency
of an army, composed at the commencement of
the campaign, of nearly 8,000 men, and their total
defeat, by so small a band as that which fought at San
Jacinto.
It will forcibly strike every one, on reading the
following account of the situation of the Mexicans after
Santa Anna's defeat, that their entire army was in the
power of the Texians, and, as they may be condemned
for not following up that victory, a few words here, in
justification, of their conduct, it is hoped, will not be
deemed impertinent or intrusive.
Nearly the same expressions made use of by Filisola,
may be here repeated in their vindication: the

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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/m1/2/ocr/: accessed February 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .