Dr. jo/n Sibley and thle ouisiaHa- c'Kas
JULIA KATHRYN GARRETT
John Sibley to Edmond Randolph
Natchitoches September 23rd 1811
I was favoured with your friendly letter of the August -?-
Together with a Packet of News Papers-?--which were very
interesting as well as your letter. I thank you for them. I
Enclose you the Declaration of John Garniere, which from the
Character of the Man I believe to be true so far as the facts
Came within his own knowledge, and it is Probable the whole
is true; Cols. Manshack [Menchaca] & Bernard had with them
about fifteen Thousand Dollars.''" Since the Arrival of Garniere
here another Man deserted from St. Antonio & arrived here yes-
terday. he Confirms what Garnier Says generally and gives
him a good character . And says that he Came through the
Bayou Pierre Settlement and understood from the Inhabitants
that the Spaniards took but two Men of the Party. Nine were
secreted in the Neighbourhood and the Spanish Soldiers were
hunting them; On the Receipt of this Intelligence about fifteen
Armed Men, Volunteers, set off from here to Conduct Cols.
Manshack, Bernard and those they Could find in here, and will
not be prevented by the Spanish Soldiers they may meet with,
they went likewise in search of some Robbers who Committed
a Robbery Near the Andize [Adaes]0o last Sunday Night of
a quantity of Merchandise from three Spaniards who had been
here to Trade, one of whom is Missing and, tis believed he is
killed.-I expect in two or three days the Party who are gone
to Bayou Pierre will return and hope they will find the Span-
iards. In the Month of June last, General Aldamo [Aldama]
of the Revolutionary Army Accompanied by his Brother, and
the Abbey Solerara [Salazar], sat off from Colone [Colonia
del Nuevo Santander]1'" on a mission to the Government of
o10Gutidrrez states that he had five hundred pesos. For Gutierrez'
account of this event see Gutierrez, Breve Apologia, 5, 13-14.
0,5Settlement of the Adaes Indians. The Spanish form is Addes. Sibley
usually spelled it Adaize. This tribe lived north of Natchitoches; the
presidio Los Addes was named for them. Annals of Congress, 9th Cong.,
2nd Sess., 1089; Bolton, Texas in the Middle Eighteenth Century, 35.
"6They set out from Saltillo.
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 49, July 1945 - April, 1946. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth146056/. Accessed April 28, 2015.