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fell in the battle; the rest fled. The Spaniards took away from
them more than seven hundred head of cattle, and captured more
than thirty persons of both sexes, without loss to their little camp
other than seven wounded, one of whom died.
Who would not believe that this ill-starred event would have
served as a warning to the Apaches? Far from it, they gave the
most consistent proofs of their perfidy; they solicited peace, and
when the time came to consummate it, after they had been regaled
and treated with the utmost kindness, they committed the atrocious
crime of murdering the alfirez and two soldiers of the presidio,
who, satisfied of the good faith in which they had presented them-
selves, were convoying two Indians of that tribe, to put them into
a place where they might make use of their liberty. Not only
did they pay for this kindness with their lives, [but on their dead
bodies] one saw with horror the [marks of] the fury, the impiety,
and the cruelty of the heathen.
[Government of Captain of Infantry, Don Manuel de Sandoval.]
After the resignation of Don Juan Antonio Bustillo, the Captain
of Infantry Don Manuel de Sandoval entered upon the government
of the province. He had been a cadet, sub-lieutenant, and lieu-
tenant,' in the Regiment of Santa Fe; and when this body was
reorganized, he had passed with promotion to the [Regiment] of
Granada, whence he came to this kingdom with the rank of captain
and as governor of Coaguila.
He entered upon the government of Texas in the early part of
the year 1734, and by order of the Sefior Casafuerte took up his
abode in San Antonio de Vexar in order [to be on the spot] to meet
the hostility which the Apaches were showing.
These continued their double-dealing, presenting themselves time
and again in peace, the better to secure their plots against the lives
and property of the Spaniards. On one of those occasions, after
[the Spaniards] had made them presents of tobacco, piloncillo,2
1The Testimonio (Sec. 42) reads: "cadette, official y Thenientte de
Capittan de Granaderos."
2Diminutive of pil6n, a sugar loaf.
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 February 28, 2015.