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PostSubject: On October 20,    Fri Nov 04, 2011 4:38 am

On October 20, James Power, an empresario in the San Patricio area, learned that the Lipantitlán soldiers had been ordered to retake Presidio La Bahia.[13] Two hundred cavalry were expected to reinforce the Lipantitlán garrison before the attack, with an additional 200–300 soldiers expected later. Although Dimmitt forwarded the intelligence to Austin, he was not given authorization to attack. The delay proved costly to Williams and Toole, who were marched to the Mexican interior, beyond the reach of the Texans.[12] According to Dimmitt's angry letter to Austin, Toole begged his captors to kill him outright rather than send him on the march, which he believed would still result in his death. Dimmitt concluded, "this news, after the leniency shown to the prisoners taken here, could not fail to create a lively, and a strong excitement. The men under my command are clamorous for retaliation"Single Mom Parenting Help
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