Adrián Woll to Sam Houston, June 19, 1844

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Adrian Woll to Sam Houston, June 1844

Translation

1st Brigade of the North


Commander in Chief

The time prefixed by the Supreme


Government of the Republic for the duration of


the armistice celebrated with the Commissioners


of Texas on the 15th of Feby of the present year,


having expired; His Excellency the President


has been pleased to determine that hostilities


are renewed and declared to exist from the


11th day of the present month, against the


inhabitants of that Department; while


I apprise you of this Resolution of his


Excellency, I will also represent to you


the fact that my Government is highly


indignant at the perfidious conduct of


those said inhabitants towards the Republic;


which, ever generous to them, believed they


were acting in good faith until the contrary


became manifest by their disregard of the


promises made in the same Treaty of


Armistice as relates to the Commissioners


according to Article 4 which were to have


proceded to the Capital of Mexico in order


to arrange the terms whereby these propositions


might be admitted.

His Excellency the President


convinced that the Honor of the nation


demands that such dishonorable conduct


should be punished and that it should be


understood that his motives for the delay


in declaring the renewal of hostilities, has


not proceded from the want of the ability


or of resources, but purely from motives


of humanity[,] desires me to make this


intimation.

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Adrián Woll to Sam Houston, June 19, 1844. Andrew Jackson Houston Papers #3507, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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