They have abused the confidence of the Republic by violating the conditions of the armistice respecting the commissioners, who, according to the fourth article of said armistice, should have repaired to the city of Mexico, in order to regulate our differences so far as their propositions might be admissible. His excellency the President, convinced that the honour and dignity of the nation require the chastisement of a conduct so little creditable, has ordered me to apprize you of his resolution, so that it may be well understood that it is not through timidity or want of power, but because his excellency has always listened to the voice of humanity, that hostilities were not commenced at the period fixed by the armistice.
Notwithstanding my regret in thinking that blood is once more to flow, yet in transmitting to you the declaration of the President, I enjoy the satisfaction to find that justice is on the side of our cause, which reposes on sacred and imprescriptible rights. In this we place our confidence, as well as in the valour of our troops. When the struggle shall once more begin, the civilized world will judge between us, and the fortune of war cannot but be favourable to those who fight for their country against usurpers.
I have the honour to renew to you assurances of my high consideration.
Headquarters, Mier, 19th June, 1841.
| To Gen. Sam Houston|