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THE FALL OF THE ALAMO

A Third.

Our faith attacked, our property endangered!

A Fourth.

We cannot, will not bear it!

All.

We must fight.

Jack.

Not to forestall your brave decision, friends,
I have till now withheld from you the knowledge
Of the resolve, to which your countrymen
At Nacogdoches and at Anahuac,
Imbued like you with deepest indignation.
Have come: it is, to storm, this very night,
The forts which there the Mexicans have raised.

Austin.

What, friends, is then your wish, that here be done?

A Colonist.

CaptainĀ ! I move, that following the example
Set by our countrymen, we storm to-night
The Fort Velasco.

Another.

I support that motion.

Austin.

'Tis moved and seconded, that we to-night