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: 36 of 72
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dred and ten thousand dollars, and that only thirty thousand
dollars shotid be continued on to the army, under the frivolous
pretext that the Indians had risen, it being the fact that it is
always so, and the money had already passed the places that
they frequent; and it has never happened that they attack a
party of fifteen, as if besides the one hundred and ten thousand
did not run more risk with the sixty infantry who returned back,
and the thirty thousand with the thirty dragoons who continued
on to Goliad, than if they had followed their primitive destination
all in a body. This occurrence astonished all the officers
of the army as well as myself, and made us enter into a calculation
concerning the views that such conduct contained, under
circumstances such as we were in; and recollecting the former
conduct of this general, and the reports of his connivance with
the colonists, which were current in February last, when we
were in Monclova, and which Mr. Urrea had told me he had
renderred of no effect by his presence at that time,
made me conceive very strong suspicions concerning the safety
of our rear-guard and communications with the supreme government;
or at least that the army would not again receive part of
that money. With respect to this last suspicion, but little was
wanting that it should not so happen, notwithstanding that I
made general Joaquin Ramirez and Sesma~ and my aid-de-camp
lieutenant colonel John Cuevas, march to that place with all.
diligence; since, in fine, the army'did not receive more than
one hundred and forty thousand dollars from tfie hundred and
seventy odd thousand; and of this Mr. Urrea took for only eight
hundred and a few men, of which the section was composed with
which he marched to that city, fifty-five thousand eight hundred
and seventy-five dollars seven rials and five granos, as your Excellency
may please see in the copies which, with due respect I
annex, marked with Nos. 9 and 10.
The want of communications from the supreme government
was another anxiety which we all experienced: in ffact I
ought to receive the answer to my despatches, dated 25th and
28th April at the latest on the 22d May in the town of Goliad;
and when I set out from there on the 23d, I had not yet received
it, which gave rise to fresh suspicions, much more as I had purchased
through Mr. Urrea a horse for a hundred dollars for the
courier; and in truth they had too much foundatitn, if attention
be paid to the copies of the certificates, numbers 11 and 12,
which I take the liberty also of sending to your Excellency;
corroborated besides, by my never receiving an answer to my
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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/m1/36/: accessed October 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .