William Travis (1836) - every thing dear to the American...

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The Travis Letter is shown as follows (front page) Commandancy of the Alamo------ Bejar Fby. 24th 1836 To the People of Texas & all Americans in the world------ Fellow citizens & compatriots------ I am besieged, by a thousand or more of the Mexicans under Santa Anna ----- I have sustained a continual Bombardment & cannonade for 24 hours & have not lost a man ----- The enemy has demanded a Surrender at discretion, otherwise, the garrison are to be put to the sword, if the fort is taken ----- I have answered the demand with a cannon shot, & our flag still waves proudly from the wall ----- I shall never Surrender or retreat Then, I can on you in the name of Liberty, of patriotism &
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Unformatted text preview: every thing dear to the American character, to come to our aid, (Second Page) with an dispatch ----- The enemy is receiving reinforcements daily & will no doubt increase to three or four thousand in four or five days. If this can is neglected, I am deter mined to sustain myself as long as possible & die like a soldier who never forgets what is due to his own honor & that of his country ----- Victory or Death William Barret Travis Lt. Col. Comdt P. S. The lord is on our side-When the enemy appeared in sight we had not three bushels of corn--- We have since found in deserted houses 80 or 90 bushels & got into the walls 20 or 30 head of Beeves---Travis...
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2011 for the course ACCOUNTING 101 taught by Professor Jamesbrown during the Spring '10 term at Abilene Christian University.

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