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Remember the Alamo!

FleetAdmiral_BamBam

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Report this Mar. 06 2013, 1:35 pm

To The People of Texas and  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 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.

He'sDeadJim6400

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Report this Mar. 06 2013, 4:00 pm

Quote: FleetAdmiral_BamBam @ Mar. 06 2013, 1:35 pm

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>To The People of Texas and  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 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.

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This Travis fellow wanted to take land from the Mexicans and bring  in their own set of laws including owning slaves, I can't find honor in that. 


Greatness comes to those who really want to do anything to get it.

FleetAdmiral_BamBam

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Report this Mar. 06 2013, 4:20 pm

Quote: He'sDeadJim6400 @ Mar. 06 2013, 4:00 pm

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>This Travis fellow wanted to take land from the Mexicans and bring  in their own set of laws including owning slaves, I can't find honor in that. 

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I'd suggest that you go study some history, but I know you won't do that.

He'sDeadJim6400

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Report this Mar. 07 2013, 2:56 pm

Quote: FleetAdmiral_BamBam @ Mar. 06 2013, 4:20 pm

Quote: He'sDeadJim6400 @ Mar. 06 2013, 4:00 pm

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>This Travis fellow wanted to take land from the Mexicans and bring  in their own set of laws including owning slaves, I can't find honor in that. 

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I'd suggest that you go study some history, but I know you won't do that.


 I have studie the Alamo, my friend, apparently you can't accept truth, the Texans DID wanted to bring in their own set of laws and keep Slaves..But go and give me your version of what the Texans did, and go GOOGLE it if you can.


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Report this Mar. 07 2013, 4:45 pm

Quote: He'sDeadJim6400 @ Mar. 07 2013, 2:56 pm

> I have studie the Alamo, my friend, apparently you can't accept truth, the Texans DID wanted to bring in their own set of laws and keep Slaves..But go and give me your version of what the Texans did, and go GOOGLE it if you can.
You mean the same "truth" you've tried to peddle saying that Obama can just change the Constitution on his own?  Or that Obama can just get rid of an elected congressman that you don't like?  (or the myriad other things that aren't true that you say is???)  I think that proves you don't do any research.


 


Remember - Santa Anna was a dictator who got rid of state governments, military and even abolished their Constitution.  Oh.... and if you ever get around to studying this, which I doubt, and read the Texas' Declaration of Independence, slavery is not mentioned.  (Yes, I know that officially Mexico was anti-slavery and many in Texas had slaves.)

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