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: 67 of 72
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Post of Goliad.--Year 1836.-Army of operations against
Texas.-Information concerning the result of the commission,
to which were named Manuel Escalera, frontier soldier of this
post, and citizen Alltonio Sanchez, respecting the person of his
Excellency, general Antonio Lopez de Sant Anna, president.Commissioner,
captain Mariano Rodriguez; secretary, sub-lieutenant
I, Mariano Rodriguez, captain of the army, and aid-decamp
to the general of the second brigade of the first division of
the army of operations against Texas-certify: that by virtue
of a verbal order of Don Vicente Filisola, commander-in-chief
of the said army, to take the declarations of two individuals of
confidence, who were sent to the place where Don Antonio
Lopez de Santa Anna, president of the republic, was held prisoner,
with the object of delivering to him some private papers,
and for this purpose, his Excellency, the said commander-inchief,
named as secretary, sub-lieutenant Don Manuel Sanchez,
who, being present, said that he accepted, and offered, under
his word of honor to preserve secrecy and fidelity in whatever
I acted; and in order that it may be evident, signed it with me,
in the town of Goliad, on the 25tbl May, 1836.-Mariano Rodriguez.-Manuel
Immediately the commissioned officer caused to appear before
him Antonio Sanchez, and made him take oath, which he
did by God, and sign of the cross, by which he offered to speak
truth in all that he should know and be asked, and having.ben so,
as to his name and occupation, answered that he is caled as is
above stated, and that he is employed as a laborer in the fields.
Being asked what was the result of the commission which
general Urrea gave him, relating to the person of the president
general, expressing minutely every thing that had occurred of
importance in it, said: that on the 15th day of the presentmonth,
his companion Manuel Escalera, received the commission from
general Urrea to conduct secretly some papers to his Excellbecy
the president, and that on the 18th he marched for that patpose
in company of the man he speaks of; but at Navidad they
met a party of Americans, in number thirty, who impeded thei
passage, notwithstanding their having presented the respective
passport signed by general Urrea, and pretended to them that
the object was to ask the president if his baggage should 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/m1/67/: accessed March 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .