Report of the Fall of the Alamo from San Felipe de Austin
Solemn news and a call to arms
When Sam Houston was notified that the Alamo had fallen on March 11, 1836, he sent his aide-de-camp to San Felipe de Austin to spread the word and gather supplies. San Felipe was the nearest large town and home to the publisher Baker & Bordens. The publisher served a vital role during the Revolution by printing the majority of documents in 1835–36. These publications were the primary way official information was communicated to the people.
The Standing Committee for San Felipe de Austin prepared this address announcing the Alamo's fate. The report called on the people to unite and fight back. "All—all, must be satisfied of the necessity as well as importance of making a desperate defence [sic] in support of their lives, fortunes, and sacred liberty. It is confidently hoped that none ... will prove [cowardly], but, like men and freemen, maintain all at the point of the bayonet."
Courtesy The Lusher Collection, Austin
Books and Printed Material
5 1/2" W x 8 3/4" H
Time Period: 1835 - 1844
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