Sunday, February 14, 1836
Colonel Neill finished packing and left to take care of his family. He promises he will return within twenty days, but we are sorely grieved to see him go. He has been our commander long enough to earn our respect and to make this mission ready for a fight. He gave command to Col. Travis, but Travis and Bowie agreed yesterday to split the command. Travis will lead the soldiers, and Bowie will lead the volunteers.