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: 40 of 72
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ExcellentSir:-I have to-day received the official and private
communications of his Excellency the president, Don AntlOtio
Lopez de Santa Anna, which I send to tour Excellency.
As I had commenced -y movements, as was my duty for
the service of the publit according to what PFIeprftented to your
Excellency in ry despabch of the' 5th instr, fo that reason, for
those which:in g bod tit i will rime extensivelyexplain to your
ExteMeey, '-im'4for'the indicationsof his Excellency general
mtnt ~tiata, I have answered him as follows:
Army of opoi and in consequence will perceive
that I c asehostilities in spite of my responsibility to the supreme
goveranmet, only, I repeat, for the consideration due to yotf
person, aind to the peace of the republic; but in return, I wish
to know also that your Excellency, and those wto have been
madeprtisoners shall be perfectly respected, as atevevr l ofthe
enmy that I have in my power. Hostilities eeasing, as I say
to jour Excellency, property shall also be respected, only tht
wich is very necessary for the army will be taken; and should
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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/m1/40/: accessed January 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .