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THE FALL OF THE ALAMO

Cos.

Forgive, I listed not.

Santa Anna.

Then thou, Castrillon!

Castrillon.

I know but little of his history.

Santa Anna.

[With determination]

The better a reply I have to give.

[He taps the bell on the table. Enters Almonte with four soldiers.]

Almonte.

Arrest this man!

Bradburn.

For what? I pray thee, tell!

Almonte.

For treason, Bradburn, and disloyalty!
So list: [Reads] Whereas in eighteen thirty-two
The Fort of Anahuac without cause.
Was treacherously surrendered to the foe
By its commander, Colonel Bradburn: Therefore
You are herewith empowered to arrest
Said Bradburn and to hold in durance vile
His person till adjudged by martial court.