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To: SloopJohnB

Jan Brewer or someone needs to write the equivelent of the Feb 24 1836 Letter to Americans and the World by William B Travis. Liberty Or Death!


5 posted on 07/29/2010 6:37:46 PM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: SpaceBar

Kuhner ping


91 posted on 07/29/2010 7:34:48 PM PDT by dynachrome (Barack Hussein Obama yunikku khinaaziir!)
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To: xkaydet65

“Fellow citizens and compatriots;

I am besieged, by a thousand or more of the Mexicans under Santa Anna. I have sustained a continual Bombardment and cannonade for 24 hours and 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, and our flag still waves proudly from the walls. I shall never surrender or retreat. Then, I call on you in the name of Liberty, of patriotism & everything dear to the American character, to come to our aid, with all dispatch. The enemy is receiving reinforcements daily and will no doubt increase to three or four thousand in four or five days. If this call is neglected, I am determined to sustain myself as long as possible and 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 and got into the walls 20 or 30 head of Beeves.
Travis”


145 posted on 07/30/2010 8:19:28 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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