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.