Iturbide had eminently distinguished himself in the royal army, and to him it was owing that Morelos had been defeated.
The Mexican writers do not state in what year Morelos was born.
Twice since 1910, when he began his revolt in Morelos, he and his Indian followers took brief possession of the capital.
One of these was Costal the Indian; the other was a stranger both to Morelos and the captain.
Morelos escaped, and with a few soldiers returned to Acapulco.
Morelos signified assent, and the next moment the Indian entered the tent.
This was the period at which the star of the great leader, Morelos, culminated.
Meanwhile Don Cornelio was going at full speed on his message to Morelos.
The principal of these was Morelos, and to an account of his movements we confine ourselves.
Surrounded by his staff, Morelos still continued to watch the progress of events.