David E Twiggs, in testimony of the high sense entertained by Congress of his gallantry and good conduct in storming Monterey.
"Resolution approved March 2, 1817."
Another was presented by the State of Georgia, and bears the following legend and inscription:
"Constitution.--The State of Georgia to Major General David E Twiggs, United States Army, as a tribute to his gallantry in Mexico, 1817, Palo Alto, Resaca de in Palma, Monterey, Yera Cruz.
Cerro Gordo, Chepulispec, Molinodel Rey, Mexico. "
The third was presented by his native city, Augusta, Georgia, and has the following legend:
"Texas--8th and 9th of May, 1816
Vera Cruz, Cerro Gorod.
"To General David E. Twiggs, from the city of Augusta, Georgia."
General Twiggs left these swords with a young woman, on the evening before he fled from New Orleans, and in his flight on the day of the approach of the fleet he wrote, in his carriage, while en route, this extraordinary paper: