APPENDIX NO. IX.
The following extracts from my journal in 1836, a part of which had been copied into "General Foote's History of Texas," will explain Santa Anna's unforgiving malignity towards myself:
"June 1, 1836. - Arrived at Velasco on board the steamer Ocean, in company with the schooner Pennsylvania and 230 of my brigade, having ordered the remainder, under Major T.W. Ward, to Labacca Bay. Upon my arrival, I found a large number of the citizens of the country in great excitement about Santa Anna's being sent home to Mexico, he being at that time on board the 'Invincible,' in the offing, ready to sail. President Burnet had sent him on board said vessel to carry out a treaty in good faith, which General Samuel Houston had promised upon the battle-field of San Jacinto. Still the people of the country believed him (Santa Anna) faithless, and clamoured violently against his sailing. Denunciations and violent threats were issued both against the President and all who should aid or abet his sailing. Public meetings were held, and violent speeches made against the measure. In this state of things, President Burnet addressed me a note, requesting an interview, and asking my opinion in this emergency. I told him that, as to any violence being offered to him or his cabinet, I pledged my honour to shield him and them with my life; but that I was of opinion that, in accordance with the overwhelming public will of the citizens of the country, he should remand the prisoner ashore, and await that public will to determine his fate. The President promptly replied that he would do so.
"Accordingly, the next day, he issued an order to Captain Jeremiah Brown, of the Invincible, to bring the prisoner on shore. Santa Anna returned for answer that he would never leave that vessel alive. A second order was issued, and a similar reply provoked. The President then nominated a committee, composed of Colonel B.F. Smith, Baily Hardeman, and Generals Hunt and Henderson, to visit the Invincible, and bring him ashore. The first-named gentleman refusing to act, the remainder of the committee called upon me, as the head military officer at  the post, to accompany them, and bring the prisoner off, according to the President's wish.
"Three o'clock, P.M. - We arrived on board the Invincible, where we found the prisoner in a state of extreme agitation, lying in his berth upon his back, alternately raving like a madman and crying like a child; now denying that he had any agency in the massacre at Goliad; anon, threatening to take away his own life sooner than go ashore, to be delivered up to what he called the new army from the United States, which he believed to be bent on his destruction. The prisoner continued to act this strange part for about two hours; stating, meanwhile, that he had taken largely of opium, and would soon die. I assured him that, if he could rely upon the word of an American officer, he might consider me as pledged that there was not a soldier under my command who would even do him insult while under my protection. This declaration had no visible effect in dissipating the uneasiness of the prisoner; and his aid-de-camp, Colonel Almonte, finally declared to us that all assurances to him, in his existing condition, would be useless, as his mind was entirely under the control of an overwhelming dread of popular phrensy; that he, Colonel Almonte, knew the American character well enough to have full confidence in the assurances which I had given. All this time the prisoner continued lying upon his back in his berth, and his respiration seemed to me exceedingly difficult. After waiting some minutes longer, I called the surgeon of the Invincible, and requested him to feel the prisoner's pulse, and report his true situation. He complied with my request, and reported his pulse to be perfectly healthy in its vibrations, when I again intimated to the prisoner the necessity of going ashore. He begged