Mrs. Alsbury's Story Proving "Old Candelaria" a Fraud
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Mrs Alsbury the niece and adopted daughter
of Gov. Veramendi (therefore sister in law of Bowie)
was placed as nurse for Bowie -see "Rip" Ford's
interview with Mrs Alsbury. Do not here a proof
of imposition on the part of Mrs. Candelaria who claimed
to have been Bowie's special nurse. And if it
be implied that Bowie may have had another
nurse besides Mrs. Alsbury - surely would have known it: that lady, she
having been placed specifically in charge of her relative by
the Governor. Yet when Col Ford asked Mrs Alsbury
"Did you see Mrs. Candelaria while in the Alamo?" she replied
"There was women in the Alamo whom I did not see"!! Could
there be any stronger Evidence of fraud than this?
Mrs Alsbury said a man was bayoneted while he clung to her.
This is where Candelaria's story comes from.
Mrs. Alsbury's Story Proving "Old Candelaria" a Fraud, The McArdle Notebooks, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.