The Texians and Tejanos at the Alamo
"If we succeed, the Country is ours. It is immense in extent, and fertile in its soil and will amply reward all our toil. If we fail, death in the cause of liberty and humanity is not cause for shuddering. Our rifles are by our side and choice guns they are, we know what awaits us, and are prepared to meet it."
 
Daniel Cloud, December 26, 1835 (En route to San Antonio)