A Mexican newspaper "Extra" account of the Battle of the Alamo
, with the official documents printed therein certified as accurate on 21 March 1836 by Juan L. Velazques de Leon. Under the heading "Secretaría de Guerra y Marina. Seccion central. Mesa 1.a" in the first column is Santa Anna's report about the attack on the "fuerte del Alamo" dated Cuartel general de Bejar, marzo 6 de 1836. He writes "La Victoria acompaña al ejército, y en este momento que son las ocho de la mañana, acaba de conseguir la mas completa y gloriosa que perpetuará su memoria." ("The Victory that accompanies the army, at this moment eight in the morning, has ended but it is one complete and glorious that will perpetuate its memory.") The report specifically mentions three casualties by name: "Entre dichos cadavers se encuentran el primero y sdegundo gefe de los enemigos Bowie y Travis, coroneles que se titulahaa, el de igual graduacion Croket." ("Between said bodies are the first and second chiefs of the enemies Bowie and Travis, colonels who were titled, the one of equal rank Croket.") Santa Anna's report is supplemented by the General Order of the day of March 5, 1836 (giving the plan for the assault), a Spanish translation of a 1 March 1836 letter from Robert McAlpin Williamson to Travis, a communication from General Urrea to Santa Anna dated San Patricio March 3, 1836, and Santa Anna's letters to Tornel, Secretary of War, transmitting the above documents.
This Suplemento may be the first printing of the Williamson's letter—famously concluding "For God's sake hold out until we can assist you"—which was evidently recovered from Travis's body.