dear general, I do long for this unfortunate war to be over, and then I want to see you in Mexico, where I can reciprocate your kindness.'*
"In a few days I was ordered, with what forces I had at Velasco, up the Brasos to repel an Indian incursion, and turned the prisoner over to the President.
"On the day after I marched from Velasco, Santa Anna made a protest to President Burnet against his detention as prisoner, &c., in which much of his unjust spite seemed levelled at me. He says, 'I repeat that I protest against the President and cabinet's condescension in issuing their orders for that measure' (bringing him ashore), 'thereby making a show of me before those men, as in former times was done with the chiefs of conquered nations, considering them as trophies of their victories: with this difference, that in my case a solemn treaty already existed.' It is hardly necessary for me to say that President Burnet's answer to said protest was triumphant."
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