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: 9 of 72
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quests protected, gave an example of pusillanimity, in not making
another movement to attract fortune to its side, at least to
inform itself of the fate of the principal chief, assemble the dispersed
Excellency the president is to-day a prisonel to our shame, who
perhaps calculated that in our discretion we would do the contrary
to what he ordered, and he continues with a multitude of
reflections which have no other object than to constitute me the
ridicule of the nation, exciting against me at the same time their
indignation and contempt, and making himself known as the'
only support of the national honor and rights. In the letter of
general Vital Fernandez dated 2nd June, it is said that I had
approved the treaty which his Excellency the president general
had concluded with the rebels of Texas, in which the territory of
tht republic is dismembered. In the letter from the secretary
of state, that in all this business I had lost sight of my duty and
honor; and in fine, the official article concludes, that the supreme
government will make me responsible to the laws in the
manner as is prescribed in them, leaving only to them my vindication
Never, your Excellency, in my life had I commenced a military
operation with more goodwill and enthusiasm, than I was
animated with, in the campaign of Texas. I place as witnesses
of this assertion as many individuals as have seen my exertions
for the public service, from San Luis to Laredo, thence to Monclova,
from that city to the river Brazos, and from its banks to
the encampment at Chiltipin, where I met the order to deliver
the command to Nr. Urrea, exceeding not only the fulfilment of
the duties of my situation, but even the duties and fatigues of
the lowest soldier in the army, and have been an example of
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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/m1/9/: accessed June 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .