# User:Ineuw/Sandbox4

being cut to pieces with your troops; but as you deserve consideration and particular esteem, I wish to save you from a catastrophe, and for that purpose give you this notice in order that you may surrender at discretion, under the assurance that you will be treated with the consideration belonging to the Mexican character, to which end you will be granted an hour's time to make up your mind, to commence from the moment when my flag of truce arrives in your camp.

"With this view, I assure you of my particular consideration.

"God and Liberty. Camp at Encantada, February 22d, 1847.

 "Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna "To Gen. Z. Taylor, comm'g the forces of the United States."

 "Headquarters, Army of Occupation, ${\displaystyle \scriptstyle {\left.{\begin{matrix}\ \\\ \end{matrix}}\right\}\,}}$ Near Buena Vista, Feb. 22, 1847.
 "Your obedient servant, Z. Taylor, "Maj. Gen. U. S. Army, commanding. "Senor Gen. D.Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, ${\displaystyle \scriptstyle {\left.{\begin{matrix}\ \\\ \end{matrix}}\right\}\,}}$ Commander-in-chief, La Encantada."