capitulated, that we should be sent with all possible despatch, in advance of the other prisoners, to your capital. We doubt not, when your excellency is informed of a promise made with the representative of the Mexican government, you will take the earliest means of carrying it out.
With considerations of high regard, we subscribe ourselves your excellency's obedient servants.
After we sent the above letter to the governor, we experienced much better treatment from our guards.
Before leaving the city, Captain Romano called to bid us adieu, and as a testimonial of his good conduct and kind treatment to us, we addressed him the following note:
San Luis Potosi, February 20th, 1843.
To Captain Herman Romano, Mexican Army.
Before separating with you, permit us to tender our warmest and heartfelt acknowledgments for the many courtesies you have extended towards us as prisoners of war since we have been under your charge.
It is a prominent part of the constitution of the brave to feel for the misfortunes of the brave: this feeling has marked you out, in our estimation, as eminently entitled to your government's confidence; for, at the same time that you have been kind and generous to us, you have performed your duty with firmness and dignity towards her. The coward has no feelings in common with the brave: their sentiments can never assimilate; they are essentially different; the one glories in generosity to a fallen foe, while the other delights in a tyrannical authority when placed beyond accountability.
That you may meet with that honourable promotion which you deserve, and a safe return to your family and friends, is the sincere desire of your obedient humble servants.
While in this city we had been several days under  the immediate charge of Captain Reyes, an old veteran, who, above thirty years previous, fought under Hidalgo, and from him we received also kind treatment, which we acknowledged in the following note:
San Luis Potosi, February 28th, 1843.
To Captain José Marie Reyes, Mexican Army.
Before leaving your city, permit us to tender you our warmest thanks