The treachery in Texas, the secession of Texas, and the arrest of the United States officers and soldiers serving in Texas. Read before the New-York Historical Society, June 25, 1861. By Major J. T. Sprague, U. S. A.

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REBEL~IONT RECORD, 1860--61.

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2. Sergeant C. Denman, of Capt. Teel's company,
with one corporal and fifteen privates, are
en route for Camp Stockton.
3. Lieut. J. C. Moody, of Capt. Teel's company,
with one corporal and fifteen privates, are
en route for Fort Lancaster.
4. Sergeant T. L. Wilson, of Capt. Teel's company,
with one corporal and fifteen privates, are
en route for Camp Hudson.
5. Lieut. B. E. Benton, of Seguin, has orders
to repair immediately to Fort Mason, with twenty
mounted men.
6. Lieut. James Paul, of Castroville, has orders
to repair immediately to Camp Verde, with twenty-five
mounted men.
7. Lieut. W. Adams, of Uvalde, has orders to
repair immediately to Fort Inge and Camp Wood;
ten mounted men at the former and twenty-five
mounted men at the latter place-in all, thirtyfive
men.
8. Captain T. T. Teel and Lieut. Bennett are
awaiting orders, with fifteen privates each, to
garrison Fort Duncan and Fort Clarke.
9. Lieutenant Benton, Lieut. Paul, and Lieut.
Adams, furnish their respective detachments with
arms and ammunition, also horses.
10. If it be deemed advisable to muster the detachments
of Lieuts. Benton, Paul and Adams, I
can repair to their stations, and do it. Colonel
McCulloch did not deem it necessary that they
should report at these headquarters for that purpose.
I am, sir, respectfully, etc.,
W. T. MECKLING,
Captain and Assist. Adjutant-General.
To Hon. T. J. DEVINE, S. A. MAVERICK, and P.
N. LUCKETT, Commissioners.
HEADQUARTERS, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, t
March 1, 1861.
To the Hon. Commissioners:
SIRS: I have the honor to report that I mustered
and inspected the several detachments of
State troops, who are to occupy Forts Davis and
Lancaster, Camps Stockton and Hudson, and report
them encamped about eight miles west of
this city, ready to march at a moment's notice.
Enclosed is a copy of the order assigning them
to their posts, and order of march.
I am, sirs, very respectfully,
your obedient servant,
W. T. MECKLING,
Captain and Assist. Adjutant-General.
To Ilon. T J. DEVINE, P. N. LUCKETT, and S. A.
MAVERICK, Commissioners.
Answers to Capt. Blair and Major Macklin.
Memorandum of Subsistence, Funds and Liabilities
in the Office, and under the control of the
Commissary of Subsistence.
FUNDS.
On deposit in New-Orleans, . . . $2,943 00
On hand in coin, ....... 4,633 47

LIABILITIES.
For flour delivered, and in course of
delivery, at various posts, . . . $5,604 20
To fill requisitions for current expenditures
at the various posts, . 8,498 69
Total, .... $14,102 89
The above embraces the whole of the public
funds under my control, of all kinds and descriptions,
and all evidences thereof.

W. B. BLAIR,
Captain C. S.

SAN ANTONIO, February 28,1861.

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, Feb. 28, 1861.
To the Commissioners:
GENTLEMEN: In answer to your demand, to be
informed of the amount of public money received
and expended by me since the thirty-first day of
October, 1860, as well as the amount now on
hand, and on deposit to my credit, I remark:
That on the twentieth of January,
1861, deposited to my credit, in
the Treasury, New-Orleans, . . $25,000 00
On the twenty
second of February,
in the Treasury, New
Orleans,
.... ..... 50,000 00
Deposited to my credit in the Treasury
of New-York, on the first of
February, 1861, ... . 5,000 00

Making total to my credit, since the
thirty-first day of October, 1860,
Since the date of the above deposits,
I have expended in paying
the public dues from the deposits
in New-Orleans, ...
Expended from the deposit in NewYork,
....
Total expended from the above deposits,
. ..
Leaving balance to be accounted for,
$39,472.84, which will be explained
as follows, viz.:
Draft drawn by me in favor of Lieut.
Thomas M. Jones, U. S. A., on
deposit in New-Orleans, and now
en route to this place, .
Balance in Treasury, New-Orleans,
Balance in Treasury, New-York,

$80,000 00
$36,649 66
3,877 50
$40,527 16
$30,000 00
8,550 34
1,122 50

Total amount on hand, on deposit
and en route to this place, . . $39,472 84
It is impossible for me to say, with a positive
certainty, what amount it will require to pay the
troops (for whom the estimate upon which the
above funds were furnished) to the present date.
But I am pretty certain that $16,000 will be sufficient.
Please allow me to say, that there may be
some errors in this hasty report, but I feel well
assured that the errors are slight.
I have the honor to be, gentlemen, respectfully
your obedient servant, SACKFIELD AMACKLIN,
Late Paymaster United States Army.
To T. J. DEVINE, S. A. MAVERICK, P. N. LUCKETT,
Commissioner.

Total, ....... $7,576 47

Sprague, John Titcomb. The treachery in Texas, the secession of Texas, and the arrest of the United States officers and soldiers serving in Texas. Read before the New-York Historical Society, June 25, 1861. By Major J. T. Sprague, U. S. A.. New York. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6102/. Accessed September 18, 2014.