Peña, José Enrique de la, collection

Copia de un apunte suelto de la campaña de Tejas, que principia en 18 de marzo de 1836 [. . .] [Manuscript pages describing the death of David Crockett]
Lt. Col. Nicolás de la Portilla presided over the garrison at Goliad when Santa Anna ordered the mass execution of prisoners there. Portilla's notes were lost and, thus, were never incorporated into the Mexican army's general report on the Texas campaign. Peña's narrative includes his account of the execution of David Crockett following the assault on the Alamo. The account, translated, reads as follows: Some seven men had survived the general carnage and, under the protection of General Castrillón, they were brought before Santa Anna. Among them was one of great stature, will proportioned, with regular features, in whose face there was the imprint of adversity, but in whom one also noticed a degree of resignation and nobility that did him honor. He was the naturalist David Crockett, well known in North America for his unusual adventures, who had undertaken to explore he country and who, finding himself in Bejar at the very moment of surprise, had taken refuge at the Alamo, fearing that his status as a foreigner might not be respected. Santa Anna answered Castrillón's intervention in Crockett's behalf with a gesture of indignation and, addressing himself to the sappers, the troops closest to him, ordered his execution ... Though tortured before they were killed, these unfortunates died without complaining and without humiliating themselves before their torturers., 3w22, Texas History, Focus on Texas history
Relación de los Gefes y oficiales que cayeron prisioneros en la acción de San Jacinto el 21 de Abril de 1836
Topping this official list of commanders, officers, and wounded taken prisoner at San Jacinto on April 21, 1836, were the "Most Excellent Señor President" [Santa Anna] and his generals Cós and Almonte., 3w22, Texas History, Military History, Focus on Texas history
Ytinerario de las jornadas que ha hecho el espresado cuerpo desde la cuidad de San Luís Potosí el día 17 de Nobiembre de 1835
The daily itinerary for the Texas campaign of the Battalion of San Luís Potosí contains rich detail about the battalion's march to Béxar and the attack on the Alamo. The entry for March 27-28, 1836, reports the execution of James W. Fannin and his men at Coleto., 3w22, Texas History, Focus on Texas history