Skip to comments.FedGuv Response to Letter from Col. Travis at the Alamo [Vanity]
Posted on 03/28/2011 8:50:34 AM PDT by Lazamataz
Bejar Fby. 24th 1836The Federal Government
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 & every thing dear to the American character, to come to our aid, 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 determined 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---
Dear Mr. Travis,
We have recieved your letter of February 24th, 1836, and have distributed it to the correct Federal Agencies. We have collected their responses, and have your answer ready:
Immigration and Customs enforcement notes that you are likely in violation of usurpation of their enforcement powers and are chargeable with impersonation of an ICE Officer. ICE demands an immediate cessation of all enforcement actions, and calls on you to surrender yourself for arrest at the nearest office. Further, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms has instructed us to inform you that possession of an unregistered cannon without a Tax Stamp violates the 1934 National Firearms Act, and makes you a Federal felon. You are instructed to demilitarize the cannon by cutting the reciever in two, and immediately making yourself available for arrest at the nearest BATF Office. The Food And Drug Administration would like to investigate from where you have gotten the reported stores of grain, to ensure that all Farming regulations have been followed per S.510, the Food Safety Act of 2010. The Environmental Protection Agency has instructed us to inform you that disturbing the hives of "beeves", or honeybees, is a also Federal felony, since these bees have been identified as a protected species. Finally, the Justice Department has indicated that profiling latinos as Mexicans, and subsequent aggression agains them, makes your actions clear violations of the Civil Rights Act, and several Hate Crimes Statutes at a Federal and State level.
You are instructed to immediately surrender yourself to the Federal authorities so that your crimes can be prosecuted.
Have a nice day,
The Federal Government
Gonna tag that one up on my Facebook when I get home...
I’ll come back to this when I have time.
Let me know what you think!
In a wry and poignant way that is.
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