The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 20, July 1916 - April, 1917

Book Review's and Notices

Bernardo. (These missions were really in Northern Coahuila.)
2. Diary of the expedition made to the San Marcos River in
1709 by Fathers Antonio de Olivares and Isidro de Espinosa.
(This diary deals chiefly with Texas, and has been known in
transcript form.)
3. Diary of the expedition made by Father Silvestre Velez de
Escalante to the Moqui, 1775.
4. Two letters of Escalante to the privincial, Father Isidro
Murillo, concerning communication between New Mexico and
California, and in regard to the conversion of the Moqui (May
6, 1775, and July 29, 1776).
5. Two letters of Father Atanasio Dominguez to Murillo, en-
closing letter of Father Garc6s and one of Mariano Rosete y
Perlata (all 1776).
6. Diary of Fathers Dominquez and Escalante to the Colo-
rado and Cosnina, 1776-1777.
7. Diary of Father Garc6s to the Colorado, San Gabriel, and
Moqui, 1775.
The map of Garc6's entrada of 1777 is reproduced here.
Most of the documents not already printed have been accessible
to students in the transcripts at the University of Texas and the
University of California.
W. E. D.
Historical Polk County, Texas. By James E. Hill, J. M. Alex-
ander, and T. F. Meece, committee on publication, Ike Tur-
ner Camp, U. C. V. Livingston, 1916. 8vo, pp. 66. 25
cents.
Aftei tracing briefly the origin of the county, there follows a
short account of secession, and a longer one of the seven com-
panies raised in Polk county for the Confederate States army.
Six companies were infantry; three belonged to Hood's Brigade.
"Polk county furnished more soldiers than she had voters, and as
large, if not a larger number, in proportion to her white popula-
tion, than any other county in the State." Biographical notices
of about two dozen of the officers are included. Rosters, not only
of the companies raised in Polk county, but of all men enlisted
from this county are attempted. The booklet closes with the
speeches of James E. Hill and James M. Crosson delivered on the

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