March 4, 1836, In The Alamo

On Friday, March 4, 1836, the weather was still cold. Inside the old building in Washington-on-the-Brazos, delegates to the Covention of 1836 were working on a new Constitution while inside the Alamo, that old proverbial writing on the wall was looking even more grim.

The delegates had no way of knowing that as they worked Travis’ now famous letter was, in fact, speeding its way toward them; however, they absolutely did know that thousands of Mexicans had less than 200 Texians penned inside the old mission. They also knew that, right or wrong, they were not going to do anything about it.

According to J.R. Edmondson, a woman by the name of Juana Alsbury left the Alamo on the evening of March 4, possibly to see if she could gain some type of surrender rights for those in the Alamo. (Remember, this is purely speculation.)

Obviously, the woman was not successful if, in fact, she did try to negotiate a surrender.

About Fredda Jones

Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for and marketing small-town Texas.
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