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: 32 of 72
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ously the greatest hardships with a resignion that bordered on
stoicism and insensibility.
Fourthly. That I recognized the revolted Texians as a legitimate
government, Vc. ' for in eleven days the
expresses can easily go from Mexico to Goliad; and as a proof
of it, I received the superior order to deliver the command to
Mr. Urrea, dated on the 31st May, on the 12th June, at Jaboncillos,
a day's journey this side of Santa Gertrudis, notwithstanding
its having been detained two days in Matamoros, in order
that Mr. Urrea miight dictate his order relative thereto to
Messrs. Gaona and Andrade. That he was only obliged to do it
because my order to the troops of his section, situated in Columbia,
to unite with me without waitingfor his, left him with his rear guard
exposed, with only four hundred men. This, your Excellency, is
inexplicable; when I directed Mr. Urrea to come to me, the retreat
to this side of the Colorado had not been spoken of, for this
Was afterwards discussed in the council of generals; therefore
he could not oppose that which was not yet known, in Brazoria,
where he was well entertained; and up to that time I was
also ignorant what would be his determination, after the concentration
of the army; in consequence, it is false that he was
obliged to follow the movement of the army, because I had left
him only four hundred men in that place. There is also more
villainy in this, as Mr. Urrea in this etpedition has feigned ignorance
of every thing; he has also pretended to be ignorant of
the number of men that were at Brazoria, unless his other occupations
of personal interest did not allow him to take the trouble
of lkowing the force of the corps that were serving with him.
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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/m1/32/: accessed May 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .