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: 39 of 72
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general Feraadez to send me provisions: his answer (No. 15)
shows that I ought not to expect.then,foreven those whichhe says
were coming in the schooner Watchman, were not enough for
mrore than five days: what resource had I then, except to continue
retreating? I ought not to suppose that any effort would be m*e
in Matamoros to provide for men because, in addition to what he
says in his communication referred to, that there were none there,
Mr. Fernandez took by force from the commissary, some which
were sold in the market, even of those belonging to the army,
which Mr.-Cayetano Rubio had prepared; in consequence, I
ordered the troops to continue on to that place, and in doing so
I think I have rendered a service, because on the contrary, some
would haveperished from necessity, and -thers dgerted so that
to this measure is their preservation due, and I wll never repent
it, wbhtever be the comment made.
In fine, your Excellency, generals Urrea and Fernandez
obtained the most complete success; my discredit, the command,
promotions, every tHing that all this could produce, and may it
please God that it may all result for tbh honorand service of the
republic mean, while time solves the problem, showing rho
has acted with the most rectitude in their intentios, restiig oa
my conscience and oi the justice of thbejudges who may have
to try me, to remain tranquil, and believe myself entitled to 4*Iof
your Excellency, that if what I have exposed deserves consideration,
the conduct of those generals be equally subjected t9
judicial examination, according to the articles 9of-ordina'ce
'which I already quoted with
reArence to .Mr, rre a /,wd
regards Mr. Eirnandez, acoa 'g t at which way:h proper
in conformity with what nI haveade aaif nco seenae
of all, I entreat your Excelleyn to eodcen-te docree as I
have petitioned, inasmuch as it isjustice.
.Mwico, Augst 19th, 1836.
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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/m1/39/: accessed April 27, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .