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: 62 of 72
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made, it does not appear that they would remain in the place; I
am of opinion that they may have gone to Brazo de Santiago
and Matgorda, with the expectation that by the mere apparition
of their little band, even without committing acts of hostility
on account of the armistice which is at this time in force, movements
might be occasioned amongst ourselves, which may tend
to favor the cause thatthey sustain; for which reason it appeared
precedent to me to send forward some troops in that direction.
Your Excellency will determine whatever'may seem most fit,
taking this occasion to re-assure him of my consideration and
esteem. God and liberty. Victoria, 12th May, 1836. Jose
Urrea.-To his Excellency Don Vicente Filisola, commander-inchief
of the army of operations.
Having arrived at San Patricio on the 17th inst, I there
nt_teaeeraI Joseph Urrea, who, knowing that I was proceeding
onward mn order to place myself under the orders of your Excellency,
ordered me to return to this city with the subaltern who
was accompanying me, for the reason (as his worship told me)
that t-e army was retiring to Monterey, and that my services
could ht of more utility at Brazo de Santiago, of which I infoir
yoUr Excellency, as I conceive it my duty so to do, adding
thereto, that as there is at present in this place an engineer commander
of the station, lieutenant colonel Don Francisco Vecclli,
I cannot, without breaking our by-laws, which regulate his duties,
act in any affair of our science. In consequence, your Excellency
will please determine if I should remain here or march
to the line which he occupies, in order to commence my journey
either by land or sea, as soon as I can have the means.-I am
glad of this occasion which affords me the honor of offering to
your Excellency, my respects and high consideration.-Matamoros,
May 30th, 1836.-Luis Tola.-To his Excellency, Don
Vicente Filisola, commander-in-chief of the army of operations
Office of the commandant general of Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas.-Excellent
Sir:-In charge of lieutenant colonel Don
Luis Tola, and escorted by sixty infantry and thirty dragoons,
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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/m1/62/: accessed May 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .