The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 66, July 1962 - April, 1963

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While both parties remained thus in surprise, the fire broke out in
the camp and there was a general rush to it-all being endangered
and before the fire was extinguished they were all intermixed and
exchanging friendly salutations. They met-shook hands and the
Indians sent out for a bear they had killed and they had a glorious
feast together. The Americans having ate nothing for twenty four
hours previously. They parted-the Indians promising to meet them
the next day at their camp. On their return they met a company of
the Mexicans who proceeded to the Indian camp but they had left-
taking the direction, towards La Bahia and the Mexicans pursued
after and met them at the Brazos River and by strategem induced
them to believe, they were of the royal party, charging the Indians of
their connection with the Republicans. The chief pulled out his com-
mission from Arredondo and the Mexicans decoyed them unarmed to
their camp and shot the whole party-Taking their women and stock
which they brought in. THE END
The following is a list of all persons identified as members of
the Magee-Gutierrez Expedition, whether appearing in the text
or found in other sources. For convenience they are grouped as
"Americans," which includes some Frenchmen and expatriate
Spaniards, and "Mexicans," the creoles in revolt against Spanish
Samuel Alden, a printer, was a member of Toledo's suite and trav-
eled with him to San Antonio. Warren, The Sword Was Their Pass-
port, 62.
John Ash left the expedition with Reuben Ross just prior to the
Battle of Alazan. Gulick and others, Lamar Papers, VI, 152.
Carlos Beltran was a Virginian who served in a company of scouts.
Sam and Bess Woolford, The San Antonio Story (Austin, 1950), 34.
'77It is apparent from knowledge of detail presented in this Appendix, that
McLane as well as McFarland were among those who stayed with Toledo for some
months after the defeat at Medina, while Toledo was trying to raise a force sufficient
to renew the invasion of Texas. For a somewhat different viewpoint on what
appears to be this same affair, see Sibley to Armstrong, July 2o, August io, 1814,
Garrett, "Sibley Letters," Southwestern Historical Quarterly, XLIX, 605-607.
1780n page 3 of the San Antonio Tri-Weekly Alamo Express, March 13, 1861, ap-
pears the following: "ERRORS IN THE MAGEE EXPEDITION,-In the nar-
rative of the Magee Expedition which we furnished a short time since occurred
several mistakes of the printer, which will be remidied [sic] in their publication."
As far as is known this article never received any other publication than in the
Alamo Express, probably because the paper itself went out of business less than
two months after the appearance of this notice.


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