Stephen F Austin to President of the Consultation, 11-08-1835

Summary: Army will remain at Bexar. Austin hopes for appointment of competent commander

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. Richardson.