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has its outlet through the said bay. On the first of May," the chief
of the Texas presented himself, bringing in his company two
Frenchman,2 streaked with paint like the Indians. [The French-
men] brought news that more than a hundred of their companions
had died of small-pox, and that the rest, surprised by the Indians,
had miserably perished by stabs and blows. [Alonzo de Leon
treated the chief of the Texas kindly. The latter, very much pleased,
offered to go with some of his nation to the Province of Coaguila.]
[Second Entrada, by Alonzo de Leon.]
In the year 1690, the aforesaid Alonzo de Leon returned with a
hundred and ten soldiers. Ie rescued two Frenchmen and one
The feast of Corpus Christi was celebrated among the Texas
on the twenty-fifth day of May, in the presence of the [In-
'May 2 (Carta). The Derrotero, in this and all other dates for this ex-
pedition, except the date of starting, agrees with the Breve Compendio.
"'They sought out for him two of the five Frenchmen who were staying
among the Texas Indians. Returning to Coahuila [Leon] sent them to
Mexico, giving valuable information about those regions and about the
heathen Indians, with a view to their reduction." (Test., Sec. 24).
The Carta gives their names as Juan Archebeque [Jean Archev6que] of
Bayonne, and Santiago Glollette. It further states that the viceroy sent
them to Spain the same year, 1689.
The Derrotero gives their names as Juan Larchieverque of Bayonne,
and "Jacome, native of Rochela [Rochelle]."
3Ten Frenchmen and one Frenchwoman (M).
The Historia gives the names of three French boys, Pedro Talon, Muni,
Roberto, and one girl, Magdalena Talon. The Indians who had possession
of Magdalena Talon and Roberto gave them up only after being defeated
The Carta mentions the finding of four boys. Two he mentions by
name-Pedro Muni, a Creole from Paris, apparently about twenty years
old; and Pedro Talo, a Creole from New France, about eleven or twelve.
Later, two others were found among some coast Indians, who readily
agreed to give them up, in consideration of a gift of horses and clothing.
After fulfilling their promises, however, the Indians grew suspicious of
the Spaniards, and began a fight in which four Indians were killed and
Texas State Historical Association. The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 8, July 1904 - April, 1905. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101033/. Accessed July 24, 2014.