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He beheld with deep alarm the encroachments of these immi-
grants, and feared the ultimate loss of the territory to them if
measures were not taken to put them under the curb."
On Sunday, April 13, 1828, the commission left Bexar, taking
an eastward course towards Nacogdoches. From Sanchez's diary
and Berlandier's notes we get a vivid description of the country
between these two missionary settlements. Mier y TerAn's diary
gives much scientific data on temperature, latitude and longi-
tude, meteorological observations in general, altitude, and in-
teresting notes on Indian tribes and the Anglo-American
(To be continued)
31C. E. Castafieda, "A Trip to Texas in 1828," in The Southwestern
Historical Quarterly, XXIX, 258-261.
32Ibid., 260-283; L. Berlandier, "Route de Bejar-Rio de la Trinidad par
le chemin de S. Felipe d' Austin," in Diario, MS.; M. de Mier y Tergn,
Comisi6n de Limites, Diario, MS. See also Misquiz to Austin, April 17,
1828, in The Austin Papers, II, 32.
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 47, July 1943 - April, 1944. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth146054/. Accessed September 22, 2014.