Written in 1836 in Texas
P.S. The Lord is on our side—When the enemy appeared in sight we had not three bushels of corn—We have since found in deserted houses 80 or 90 bushels & got into the walls 20 or 30 head of Beeves.
(for further context, see the Wikipedia entry for this letter)
The bit I found interesting was the last line about the Lord being on their side. Was this used as an expression to encourage people to join them, or was it used as a literal statement, as in, the Lord literally put bushels of corn in the house for them?