Notes and Documents
A. W. McClain, a native of North Carolina, escaped from the Bat-
tle of the Medina by traveling at night and hiding with friendly
Indians during the day. He came back to Texas as a settler in the
original Austin colony in partnership with James McNair. He settled
on land twenty miles east of the present city of Crockett, and was
finally killed at the old Pool field in Anderson County. Johnson,
History of Texas and Texans, 1146; Bugbee, "The Old Three Hun-
dred," Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, I, 114.
Richard McFarland-see "MacFarlane," below.
James McKim (McKimm) -see note 150.
William McLane-see Introduction.
Richard MacFarlane-see note 49.
Augustus William Magee-see note 3o.
Louis Masicot (Masicote, Massicott, Masicolt) was known by Shaler
in Havana as a French agent, though Villars says he came from New
Orleans. He was one of two representatives of the army on the revo-
lutionary junta and served Gutierrez as Secretary of State. He was
mortally wounded in the Battle of Alazan while serving as aide to
Perry. Shaler said that he understood three languages and appeared
to be a young man of talents and good character, about thirty years
of age. Shaler feared that he would use his position in the govern-
ment to make Texas into a haven for Frenchmen. Shaler to Monroe,
June 1i, 1813, Shaler Papers; Gulick and others, Lamar Papers, VI,
Menepier (sp.?) was secretary to Gutierrez when the latter left
San Antonio. Wilkinson to Shaler, June 27, 1813, included with Shaler
to Monroe, July 14, 1813, Shaler Papers.
Aaron Mower was a printer in Toledo's suite. Cogswell to Magee,
December 24, 1812, included with Shaler to Monroe, June 12, 1813,
Shaler Papers; Castafieda, Catholic Heritage, VI, lo9.
Munholland-see note 176.
William Murry was an aide to Magee, Kemper and Perry. In 1821
he was a judge in Rapides Parish, Louisiana, where Henry Adams
Bullard was practicing law. Gulick and others, Lamar Papers, VI, 147;
ibid., IV, Pt. 1, 280; G. P. Whittington, "Rapides Parish, Louisiana-
A History," Louisiana Historical Quarterly, XVII, 333.
Samuel Noah was a Jew who emmigrated from London in 1799 and
became an American citizen. He tried unsuccessfully for an appoint-
ment as midshipman in the navy. In 18o5, he secured a cadet's war-
rant in the Ist Regiment of Artillery. He was graduated from the
United States Military Academy in 1807, standing fifth in a class of
five. He was commissioned Ensign in the 2nd Infantry, promoted to
Ist Lieutenant after two months on the Florida border where he met
some of the Kemper clan. He resigned his commission to join Magee.
On his return to the United States, after the murder of the Spanish
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