TEXAS STATE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION
VOL. XI. JULY, 1907. No. 1.
The publication committee and the editors disclaim responsibility for view
expressed by contributors to THE QUARTERLY.
GENERAL AUSTIN'S ORDER BOOK FOR THE CAMPAIGN
Head Quarters of the Army of Texas,
Gonsales October 11 1835.
Order No. 1.
Col Stephen F. Austin having been unanimously elected to the
office of Commander in chief of the army of Texas hereby assumes
the command thereof.
Col. Warren D. C. Hall is appointed Adjutant and Inspector
General, and David B. Macomb is appointed Assistant Adjutant
and Inspector General of the army of Texas.
P. W. Grayson is appointed aid de Camp.
A general muster and inspection will take place at 9 Oclock A.
M. tomorrow 12th October. The line of march will immediately
thereafter be taken up for Bexar.
'This is one of the most important documents relative to the (texas
Revolution hitherto unpublished. The original consists of an unbound
manuscript volume of eighty-two pages. Pp. 1-28 and 31-46 are 71 by 9J
inches; pp. 29 and 30, 7 by 71; pp. 47-72 and 77-82, 7# by 12J; and
pp. 73-76 are on two small inserted scraps of paper about 74 by 5. Most
of the orders written on the larger sheets are in Austin's hand and are
signed with his autograph. Most of the remainder are copied, both the
orders and the signatures; but the original of Order No. 2 is lying loose
between -the leaves of the manuscript. The annotations are all by the
editor. The abbreviations L. S., D. S., A. L. S., A. D. 'S., mean respeot-
ively letter signed, document signed, autograph letter signed, and auto-
graph document signed.
Parallel with the- Order Book should be read W. T. Austin's account of
the campaign, in A. Comprehensive History of Texas, I 536-560.
Texas State Historical Association. The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 11, July 1907 - April, 1908. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101045/. Accessed December 29, 2014.