58 Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
Savas, asked, through the agency of Padre Fray Josef Calahorra,
for peace and for the foundation of a mission within their territory.
The aforesaid religious went to visit them in their pueblo, where
he stayed eight days, very obsequiously treated by the heathen, who,
with sincere demonstrations, gave assurance of the good faith of
From this resulted the proposition that the Presidio of San
Sabas be removed to the center of the country inhabited by the
above-mentioned nations. It had no effect, however, because in
imagination the Lipan Apaches had then been gathered into the
Missions of the Cafion, and because the fruitless expenditures
which they had occasioned and the amount of trouble which these
removals had caused, were kept in mind.
The Northern Indians, whether moved by their natural fickle-
ness, or by resentment at seeing their plans miscarry, showed such
hostility in the neighborhood of San Antonio de Bexar, the Villa of
San Fernando, and the missions, that it was necessary to garrison
the region with auxiliary troops.
The Apaches did not fail to make cautious use of their tricks
in stealing as much as they could. At the same time the nations
of the North kept attacking the Presidio of San Sabas, which Cap-
tain Don Felipe de Rabago had had under his command since the
1st of October, in the year 60; these inroads, however, were not
dealt with successfully until Lieutenant Colonel Don Hugo de
Oconor came to govern the Province of Texas ad interim.
It would now be the time to treat of the public scandals of the
burning of the Presidio of San Agustin de Ahumada, the at-
tempted imprisonment of its captain, [Don Rafael] Martinez Pa-
checo, his vigorous defence, the removal of Don Angel Martos from
the governorship, and the investigation which Lieutenant-Colonel
Oconor made of the whole matter; but the documents bearing on
the matter are at present in the possession of the Sefior Auditor;
I can not say more, therefore, than that after an examintion
into the conduct of Captain *Don Rafael Martinez* Pacheco, the
latter was exonerated from all his charges and restored to the com-
mand of his company.
'Cf. p. 49.
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 September 3, 2015.