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William Barret Travis's Letter from the Alamo, February 24, 1836

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William Barret Travis's Letter from the Alamo, 1836

with all dispatch—The enemy is
receiving reinforcements daily
& will no doubt increase to three or
four thousand in four or five days.
If this call 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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William Barret Travis's Letter from the Alamo, February 24, 1836. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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