Head Quarters Novr. 8—1835
The determination of the army as expressed today is to remain here at
all hazards I shall remain with them, altho my own judgement assures
me that my proper station is in the convention, and that a man of robust
health could do more good as a commander than I could— It is an office
that I never sought, and tryed to avoid, and wish to be relieved from if
another who is more competent can be appointed— I have no ambition but
to serve the country in the station where it is considered I can best serve—
I believe that my worn out constitution is not adapted to a military
command, neither have I ever pretended to be a military man—
Bexar will now be closely invested and the men shall be kept as near
the place as possible
S. F. Austin
All now depends on the speedy arrival of strong reenforcements.
To the President of the Consultation of Texas San Felipe [by] Dr.