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: 59 of 72
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wishes that your Excellency should act with extreme prudence, and
that in endeavoring not to compromise in any manner, the life of the
illustrious general Santa A?nna, should also shun pledging the honor
of the nation, which is very far from being dejected by a reverse
so common in war, and to which, if importance be attached, it
is only due to the very grievous circumstance of the president
having been made prisoner.
In no case shall your excellency compromise himself for the
acknowledgment of the independence of Texas, because this act
is null of itself, and the nation will never agree to it. But all is
left to the prudence of your Exeellency, and I again recommend, and
as strongly as possible, how much the nation and the supreme go'vernment
are interested in the salvation of the president general.
I repeat to your Excellency, the protestations of my most
God and liberty. Mexico, May 15th, 1836. Tornel. To
his Excellency general Vicente Filisola.
ARTICLES of an agreement made between his Excellency, tike
general-in-chief of the army of operations, president of the Mexican
Republic, Don Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna,for one patty, and his
Excellency, the president of the republic of Texas, Mr. David G.
Burnet,for the other party.
ART. 1st. General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, agrees
not to take up arms nor to influence their being taken up against
the people of Texas, during the actual strife of independence.
ART. 2d. Hostilities shall immediately cease, by sea and
land, between the Mexican and Texian troops.
ART. 3d. The Mexican troops shall evacuate the territory
of Texas, passing to the other side of the Rio Grande del Norte.
ART. 4th. The Mexican army in its retreat, shall not make
use of the property of any person without their consent and just
indemnification, takinlg articles only necessary for their subsistence,
when the owners should not be present; and sending to
the general of the Texian army or to the commissioners for the
arrangement of such matters, advice of the value of the property
consumed, the place where taken, and the name of the owner
should it be known.
ART. 5th. That all private property, including cattle, horses,
negro slaves, or persons contracted, of whatsoever denominatioa,
which may have been taken by a part of the Mexican army,
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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/m1/59/: accessed July 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .