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: 61 of 72
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delivering a paper which, through them, was directed to said
general Filisola by his Excellency the president general, Antonio
Lopez de Santa Anna; and colonel Smith making known at the
same time, that he came competently authorized, according to
his credentials, which he exhibited for the purpose, signed by
his general, Thomas J. Rusk, in order to ratify in his name the
fulfilment of the papers referred to, v.hich contain the treaty of
armistice concluded between general Santa Anna and the government
of Texas on the 14th inst. In consequence, general
Filisola on receiving these documents, named for their examination
and explanation with the commissioners, Eugene Tolsa,
general of the Mexican army, and colonel Augustine Amat, who,
after having fulfilled their commission in the specified terms, informed
his Excellency: and after having heard them, agreed on
his part to religiously comply, as. far as in the ten articles of
which it consists; it has reference to the army, in the same manner
as the general and army of the Tcxians are bound on their part.
Both contracting parties also agreed,that some commissioners
might be named on the part of general Rusk, who should march,
either with the Mexican army, or separate from it, with the,information
necessary, in order that they might make the just remonstrances,
conformably to what is expressed in the said treaties,
with the understanding that everything belonging to them
that exists in the army of operations shall be delivered to them.
And for the evidence and compliance by both parties, the two
belligerent parties agreed to extend in duplicate the present
document with the commissioners. General quarters on the
rivulet Mugerero, 26th May, 1836. Eugene Tolsa, Augustine
Amat, Henry Teal, Vicente Filisola, Benjamin F. Smith. ~
Army of Operations.-Brigade of Reserve.-Extellent Sir:
-When about arriving to this town, a courier delivered me
open the annexed communication,from colonel Francisco Garay,
to your Excellency, and enclosed in it that directed to myself by
Augustine Alcerrica, commander of the battalion of Tres Villas,
by which, your Excellency will learn the evacuation of Matagorda
in consequence of the enemy having presented themselves
with superior force in said post; and as from the reconnoitre of
their movements, which the said colonel Garay ordered to be
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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/m1/61/: accessed January 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .