José Antonio Méxia to Governor Smith.
Withdrawing from the Texas conflict, although he intends to take his forces to Mexico to support the Federalist movement there.
Quintana 23d December 1835.
Since my arrival in Texas on the 3d inst.I have communicated to Your Excellency all my movements, the views with which I came, the causes that prompted me to undertake my Expedition against Tampico, and finaly that I was returning to this place, with the intention of sending my troops, cannon, arms, and ammunition to the Copano. During all this time I have not received a single official communication, and this circumstance, and the last success at Bexar does convince me that my Services are neither of any utility in Texas, nor are they desired or necessary. Thus persuaded I have determined to return to New Orleans, where acting in concert with the Federalists in the Interior I shall be able to employ my time and person in the common cause of the Nation, which I believe is the one which at present Texas sustains, according to its publication to the world in the Declaration of the "Consultation" of the7th November last. I leave here with Thomas F. McKinney Esqre the Cannon,arms, and ammunition, which belonged to my Expedition, in order that they may be sent to the Copano, agreably to the Resolutions of the Honorable the General Council.
I am Your Excellencys most obedt. Servant.
Jose Antonio Mexia To His Excellency )
the Governor of Texas )
San Felipe de Austin.
22. February8, 1836.