April 18th. In protest of future Texans having to conform to a corrupt and unwieldy tax code, Santa Anna burns Harrisburg, the momentary Capitol of Texas. No word on what happened to the three printers.
Col. Almonte's dragoons sent in pursuit of the Texas Government had missed them by yards and moments. The last rowboat with Texan President David Burnet had just pulled into the water when the Mexicans showed up behind them. They were in range even for cavalry carbines. Col. Almonte refused to give permission to fire because women were in the boat.