would not give what his friends asked, and thereby he could defend himself from the non-prosecution of the war by saying that the Congress had tied his hands. After the Congress granted all and more than was asked, he comes out with his famous veto upon the war-bill, carps loudly upon the anti-republicanism of placing too much power in the hands of one individual; and, to the lasting disgrace of the office he occupied, published to our enemies and the world, in the aforesaid veto, THIRTY-SIX times, that the country had "no means" of prosecuting the war.4 We will hereafter show with how little truth this pleasing intelligence was communicated to the enemy. He at the same time despatched General M. Hunt5 as inspector-general to organize the militia, and muster into the service several thousand troops, thus pretending that he had a "plan." 
President Santa Anna, in contempt of all President Houston's vain boasts, again ordered the invasion of Texas, and General Woll1 took possession of San Antonio on the 11th September, after a determined resistance on the part of the Anglo-American portion of the population, numbering fifty-three men. The Mexican army under Woll entered the town about daylight, and was received by a warm fire from the Texians, which killed twelve and wounded twenty-nine of the enemy, and with them General Woll's favourite horse.
Although the Mexicans numbered twelve hundred, and well knew the strength of the Texians, they did not venture upon a farther attack, but had recourse to their old deception. They took one of the small boys of the town, and sent him in with a white flag, sounding a parley at the same time. The Texians sent over Dr. Booker, Mr. Van Ness, and Captain Ogden, to meet General Woll and hear his terms. They surrendered upon the following  terms, that "they should be treated with all the honour and consideration of prisoners of war, and