To Andrew Ponton, Judge and Citizens of Gonzales February 23, 1836
COMMANDANCY OF BEXAR, 3 o'clock p.m.: The enemy in large force are in sight. We want men and provisions. Send them to us. We have 150 men and are determined to defend the Alamo to the last. Give us assistance.
W. B. Travis Lt. Col. Comdt.
P.S. Send an express to San Felipe with news night and day.