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Condemnation of General Antonio Gaona by several soldiers - Translation, Page 1. August 12, 1836. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. June 14, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1969_027/item/156/show/154.

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Title Condemnation of General Antonio Gaona by several soldiers
Date August 12, 1836
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Transcript From: Several Soldiers To: Editors oí Mercurio de Matamoros Date: August 12, 1836 [Streeter915] [Page 1] Supplement To No. 93 of the Mercurio de Matamoros Friday, August 12, 1836 My Dear Sirs: we have witnessed with the greatest indignation a representation by General Antonio Gaona, directed to the Supreme Government in Monterrey, in which with sophisms he attempts to denigrate the brilliant reputation of the illustrious General José Urréa, worthy General-in-Chief of the Army of Operations; but the oddest assertion is the insolence with which he has placed in public view the name of a general whose conduct in the Texas expedition has been a chain of infamies, outrages, and vile deeds [Gaona], as has been publicly stated by his troops, down to the lowest ranks, those whose misfortune it was to be under his control, it seems this Chief concocted a plan with Captain Miguel Infanzón, whom he promoted to Major with the aim of using all types of authority in his personal affairs, having arrived at Wastrod where he met with no resistance, he took possession of the store and goods belonging to the residents, and in order to carry his loot, he delayed the advance of the division by more than 8 days, failing to obey the extremely urgent order of the President General to immediately join the troops in San Felipe de Austin as part of the plan that without a doubt this General had made, then in his prison with General Woll, he [the President General?] lamented his loss, at the point when he discovered its cause. More than this, it is highly regrettable to have to demonstrate that in order to transport his possessions; he took control of the mules that he needed and overloaded them, and seized the mules that had been assigned to the troops. And what a disgrace! He even ordered the sick to be thrown from the carts that had been carrying them, those unfortunate and worthy soldiers that had to be abandoned to a most miserable fate, including being buried alive, as happened with two of the sick of the full division, who were being escorted to Matamoros. Humanity was horrified to learn that a solder from the army of Mexico and another from the Battalion of San Luis had dirt thrown over them even though they were still moving and they noticed some families take refuge in their carts and escape from this city. The aforementioned General Gaona, who left Mexico with next to nothing, was loaded with possessions, which he raffled off and sold in great quantity, and he would have been successful but neither his greed not Divine Providence could allow such great crimes to go unpunished; rather these plots would lay to waste the bitter fruits of this game. His impudence grew so great, that in collaboration with the supplier of the brigade he would sell part of the staples he was carrying at extremely low prices according to his